Each session begins with praise/worship/prayer. The Lord loves to hear His children sing! Before being dismissed to their small groups the students are given a short message that helps to connect the theme for the night to their lives.
The teaching of our beautiful Catholic faith follows a station model. Students rotate between a faith and activity station.
During the faith station, students are exposed to God’s love through several questions. How do we know God? Who is God? Who is Jesus Christ? What is the Church? How do we celebrate God’s forgiveness and healing? How do we know God loves us? How does God teach us to love? Why do we pray? Just to name a few! Topics are taught in an age-appropriate setting promoting students to actively engage in their faith through prayer, scripture, and Catholic tradition. Our students learn about God’s great love for them and how we are all called to share it with others! Students are encouraged to participate in the small group discussions. No matter the theme for the evening a connection is made that will help our young people apply their Catholic faith to their daily lives.
The activity station follows the theme of the night from the faith station. During their time in the activity station the students are actively engaged through movement and activities that reinforce the topic/theme from their faith station. During this station the students typically are engaged in various games, crafts, projects, skits, service projects, and numerous other activities that help to uniquely reinforce the theme for the night.
These students will be preparing to receive first reconciliation and first Communion. One of the resources we use to prepare for these two sacraments is the Blessed Series by Dynamic Catholic. This curriculum uses world-class animation along with workbooks that are kid-friendly. Our program meets our children where they are at and leads them, step-by-step, to where God is calling them to be. The students learn about Christ’s love and mercy constantly offered to us in the sacrament of reconciliation while learning about His presence in the Eucharist.
Our second graders will be paired with a prayer partner from our community who will pray for them on their journey. Before receiving first Communion the students participate in a half-day retreat that promotes fun and laughter while more importantly reinforcing the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and our daily lives!
God loves to see the hearts of His people glowing towards Himself. During Glow 4 God our Faith Development class young people have the opportunity to encounter the love of God through praise worship, glow sticks and lighting. This gives our students an opportunity to glow for God, while reminding them that their loving God glows even brighter for them!
Faith Development class children in Grades 1-4 will perform a short Christmas play for their families during normal class time.
At these five masses from October to March, Faith Development class children from two of the grade levels 1-9 will participate in the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass as readers and as the choir.
A FUN, FLEXIBLE, FAITH-FILLED CATHOLIC CLUB FOR GIRLS!
Little Flowers Girls’ Club® is open to any girl in Grades K-4. In the last six years, our program at St. John Nepomucene has taught 60 girls from the Little Chute, Kimberly, Kaukauna and Appleton areas.
Little Flowers Girls’ Club® teaches virtues through scripture, saints’ biographies and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Our program has delighted and instilled in our girls a love of our Catholic Faith.
Nine, 90-minute meetings are held in church, here at St. John Nepomucene in Little Chute from September through April. For more meeting and cost information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This popular one-week event occurring in the summer for any Kindergarten through fourth grade students engages our young people in learning about their Catholic faith through prayer, crafts, music, dance and various games and activities. Each year has a fun theme that is related to scripture.
The 2021 Vacation Bible School will occur from July 19th through July 23rd! We plan on having Vacation Bible School “in person”! Watch for more details in the near future!
Ryan Gloudemans, Faith Development Director 920-788-9033