Vacation Bible School, Good Shepherd

In its 9th year, our Vacation Bible School is a highly anticipated, fun and engaging program for youth – both those who attend the program and those older kids who contribute their time as  valuable leaders, helping to run the program and inspire younger kids with their leadership.  Learn about our faith in a fun, interactive, and educational experience!  Find out why this program is a sell out every year!

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   VBS  2017    

Register here!

Volunteer registration here

All are welcome!    Bring family and friends      

When: July 10-14, 2017                                                                                                                 Where: St Agnes Parish                                                                                                                    Time: 9am – 12pm daily                                                                                                                Who: Kids entering JK-gr5                                                                                                               Cost: $30 per child                                                                                                                       (place labeled envelope in weekend offering or to parish office on a weekday)

Dates to Note!                                                                                                                              Volunteer Training–   June 24, 10am-noon in church basement                                        Decorating party–        July 8, 10 am-noon                                                                                   Opening & Commissioning Mass–   July 10, 10am                                                                 Closing Mass– July 14, 9am                                                                                                             Closing Presentation & BBQ-July 14, 11:30am

Check out the  link, read the details and registration info…then get your registration in early as this incredible program is a sell out every year!  Thanks for coming back – we are excited to see you again!    ~Your St. Agnes VBS team                 http://www.catchat.ca

VBS Contact:Michelle Schill stagnessacramental@gmail.com                                                                                                             (519) 880-8855

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Prayerfully consider volunteering this coming year.  Of our 50 volunteer for 2016 only 7 were adults.  We are truly blessed the enthusiasm of our wonderful parish youth, but we need you the adults too so we can continue to grow and not  have to turn families away.  Childcare is available.

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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

What is it all about? The Catechesis of the Good  Shepherd is a religious formation program for children ages 3-12, inspired by  Maria Montessori, using her principles of education.    Catechists who are leading the sessions have taken a year-long training  on content and have mentored/observed techniques of other  catechists.

How does the program run?  The atrium is a room which is specially  prepared for children and contains materials that can help to teach them about  the faith.  There are child-sized  pieces of furniture in the room and it is filled with child-sized items used to  help children learn more about their Catholic faith.  For example, you can find small chalices  and patens, priestly vestments, a lectern, a Baptismal font, and a Paschal  candle, to name a few.  The idea behind the atrium is to give  children a quiet space and special time in which they can foster their  friendship with God and grow in knowledge of their faith – undistracted from the  noise of the world.

Read more about the program by clicking here:                                                                              The Atrium of the True Vine                                                                          http://www.hamiltondiocese.com/offices/catechesis/good-shepherd.php                 http://youtu.be/3F3jP0cf0nA

2016-2017

Online registration now open! click here

Starting Thursday October 13

Level I (3-6 years) Thursdays 4:30–6 p.m. starting October 13.

Level II– (6-9 years) unavailable at this time                                                                                          -email saintagnessacramental@gmail.com to find a program in the area.                                  -Are you interested in teaching it?

Where is the program held?  St. Agnes Parish Hall

Cost:                                                                                                                                                          1 child $50                                                                                                                                            2 siblings $75

For more information email– stagnessacramental@gmail.com or call the parish office

 

 

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