Children’s Ministry at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

"The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch,
but also in communion and intimacy, with Jesus Christ."

(National General Directory of Catechesis, 80)

We look forward to partnering with families to raise their children to be disciples of Christ. Our parish mission is “We Find Christ Here...We Bring Christ to the World." Let us seek to renew our own personal encounter with the living Jesus Christ: to know Him, to love Him and to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world
 

We have several faith formation opportunities for children of the parish.

Gathered By Grace
Our Parish’s faith formation (catechetical) program, “Gathered By Grace,” meets approximately two times per month during the school year. The whole family is invited to participate in this intergenerational form of catechesis.
You can learn more or register at our Gathered By Grace webpage.

Kingdom Kids
During the 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Masses on Sundays, children have the opportunity to participate in Kingdom Kids catechesis appropriate for their age-level.


Adaptive Christian Formation
Children with disabilities at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church are invited to fully participate in the life of the parish. The parish seeks to integrate children with disabilities into the parish through catechesis and sacramental preparation. We partner with families and advocates to discern the best model of formation including inclusion, self-contained or family centered.
The Loyola Press Adaptive resources provide support to children, parents, and catechists of children with disabilities. The Adaptive Kits for First Penance, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Finding God Adaptive Program for grades 1-8 are available to enhance formation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Volunteer Opportunities in Children’s Ministry

“As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” (John 20:21)

Adults
We invite you to consider being on one of our leadership teams. Being a catechist is a great way to share your faith enrich the faith experience of individuals and families and guide people of the parish in their growth as Catholic Christians and disciples of Christ. Catechists lead small groups at Gathered By Grace, Kingdom Kids Nursery, Kingdom Kids Worship (Children’s Liturgy of the Word), Sacrament Preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion, and Vacation Bible School.
Please contact Cristy Barton to find out more about volunteering.

Youth
Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to serve at Gathered By Grace, Kingdom Kids Nursery, Kingdom Kids Worship (Children’s Liturgy of the Word), Sacrament Preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion, and Vacation Bible School.
High School students taking Spanish classes, who are seeking volunteer hours, are welcome to volunteer during the Spanish Mass Children’s Ministry.
Please contact Cristy Barton to find out more about volunteering.