About Child & Family Faith Formation

At Our Lady of the Lake, we love our children! The goal of Child & Family Faith Formation is to offer activities and programs that grow the faith of our children (infant-5th grade). Our programs help encourage children to make Jesus the center of their lives. These programs include Life Kids, Children's Liturgy of the Word, Nursery, and Vacation Bible School. We also provide family-based programming and events throughout the year.

Upcoming Events:

Vacation Bible School:

Registration is now open!

VBS is coming to OLL on June 24-28 from 9am-12pm! At Stellar VBS, children will be launched on a cosmic quest where they will have a blast shining Jesus’ light into the world. It’s an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun. Campers ages Pre-K through 5th grade can register along with both adult and youth volunteers 6th grade and up. Sign up today!

Ongoing Programs:

Nursery - Now Open!

 

The Nursery is welcoming children on Sundays from 8:45am to 12:15pm, where we will offer adults attending Mass the opportunity to focus more on the liturgy while welcoming the little ones to spiritual nourishment in the nursery. There, loving guides will lead the toddlers in Christian songs, storybook reading, crafts, and prayer.

 

Parents of children attending this program are encouraged to volunteer for a shift.

LIFE KIDS
Children's Faith Formation

 

Life Kids, our in-person children's faith formation program, begins this Sunday, Oct. 1st for children in Pre-Kindergarten (4 yrs) through Fifth Grade. 

 

Registration is now closed. Please contact our team for more information.

 

To learn more about the program, please read this document: 

 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an ongoing program occurring during 9am Masses. Before the First Reading, teachers gather and escort the children downstairs. During this 20 minute program they hear Scripture explained in ways that they can grasp. Their learning continues through song and craft activities. After the Prayers of the Faithful, the teachers guide them back to the Mass to rejoin their families.

 

This program has proven popular, and we would like to extend it to the 11:15am Mass, but we need more volunteer instructors. Please pray that this need be filled.

Upcoming Programs:

Summer Social Events

 

Join us on these dates to meet and let the kids play. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

7/21: Summer Social 10-11am OLL Playground

 

8/18: Summer Social 10-11am OLL Playground

 

 

 

Questions? Interested in Volunteering?

Contact our Co-Coordinators of Child & Family Faith Formation

Krista Bryant

kristab@ollparish.com

 

Melissa Hanifan

mhanifan@ollparish.com

 

Additional Resources for Faith in the Home

We believe that faith begins in the home. Families are encouraged to eat, pray, and share their faith together. For parents interested in creating or improving their family-based faith practices, below are two additional resources aimed at nurturing faith in your family and establishing the tradition of reading the Bible with your children.

 

Family Resources