“Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ (Matthew 19:14).
“Little Saints” Program Overview
Little Saints is designed for children five and under, with the aim to:
(1) Support parents as they teach their child(ren) about the Catholic faith,
(2) Teach children about God through fun, faith-based lessons, and
(3) Create a warm, caring environment, where families experience the love of God each lesson as they interact.
Together, parents and children will read Bible stories, sing songs, have short lessons, pray, and use craft projects to model and teach God’s love.
Classes are held once to twice a month. Come to one or all classes. Depending on the topic and craft project, each lesson will be 35 to 45 minutes in length. Snacks will be provided. Prior registration for each class is required to ensure sufficient supplies. Fall 2016 classes:
Class #1 – Sunday, September 11th, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Topic – God Made Me
Class #2 - Wednesday, October 5th, 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
Topic – God Loves Me
Class #3 – Sunday, October 23rd, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Topic – Praying Hands
Class #4 – Wednesday, November 16th, 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
Topic – Giving Thanks to Jesus & our blessings
Class #5 – Monday, December 5th, 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
Topic – St. Nicholas
- Welcome Song (to introduce our friends)
- Prayer (to give thanks to God)
- Book (read a faith-based book related to the topic)
- Song/Jingle (Let’s get up & move to a song related to the topic)
- Word of God (read a short passage from the Bible about topic)
- Lesson (short, 5-minute lesson on class topic)
- Art Project (parents & children spend time together making a “take-home” item to help the child remember the lesson & for parents to reinforce the topic at home.
To register, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (716.834.2439) Ashlee Campbell, at least 2 days prior to the class. When registering, please state your child’s age, if your child has any allergies, and if your child has any special learning needs so that we can accommodate them during the lesson.