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Family & Youth Faith Formation

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The Parish Faith Formation Program ministers to our young people attending public or private schools, where Catholic faith is not taught in order to help them develop a strong and lasting relationship with God. Parents play a vital role in this process.
Classes are offered weekly (September ~ May) for Preschoolers through Grade 12.

Family Catechesis is an optional home study program with monthly Family Gatherings.

Children with Special Needs ~ We welcome all of God’s children to learn about how much God loves them. If you child has a developmental disability that keeps him or her from participating in a “regular” classroom setting. Please contact Marie Lybolt.

A Nursery for children 6 months to age 4 is provided year-round during the Sunday 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses. The Nursery is located in the Lower Level of the Multipurpose Room Building. Enter through the door on the lower level parking lot at the back of the school.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Available during Mass on Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (9, 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon), children ages 4 to 10 years old go to the children’s chapel with volunteer catechists who will read and discuss the Gospel reading in an age-appropriate lesson. The children return to their families at the time of the collection.
During the summer months, this program is offered at the 4 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses only.

Summer Bible Camp is a fun-filled week held the end of June for children age 4 through grade 6. We count on our dedicated volunteers who offer time and talents to help bring the knowledge and love of God to our parish children. A nursery is provided for the younger children of our volunteers.

For more information contact:
Marie Lybolt, Director of Religious Education
mlybolt@sjpmd.org or at 410-683-0600, Ext. 2402.

Please Note: Our Religious Education Program depends on volunteers to serve as catechists, co-catechists, substitutes, office aides, Confirmation advisors, etc. The service fee is waived for regular volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time and talent.