Do you read aloud well and want to share your gift with younger children? We are looking for children and youth, grades 5-12, to read at the Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 8:45 Sunday mass.
The Reader Formation workshop is Sunday, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19, 10:00-11:15
Only 2 requirements: 1. 5th grade or older. 2. attend either St. Austin Faith Formation or a Catholic School.
For more information or to sign up contact Judy Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to sign up: Sunday, February. 5.
Godly Play presents our life with God through song, movement, art and storytelling, and is a method of Christian education and spiritual direction offered by St. Austin’s for children for ages 3–5.
In Godly Play, children meet God through prayer, listening to God’s word, working with different art materials, and working with each other. Young children learn about the world around them by using all their senses.
The goal of Godly Play is to teach children the art of using religious language (the language of our Christian tradition) to help them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.
This is Christ-centered curriculum that nurtures young children's natural tendency to seek a relationship with God, and reinforces a strong sense of community and love. Allelu! is a developmentally appropriate curriculum that utilizes hands-on, experiential learning techniques such as art, dramatic play, music, crafts, and discussion to fully engage and energize the children at home and in the classroom.
Alive in Christ is built on a spiral curriculum that integrates seven central doctrinal themes of Church teaching, Alive in Christ teaches children to know, love, and live their Catholic faith through Scripture, doctrine, and prayer.
As Catholics, we believe that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God. Each of us is sacred and our lives—body, mind and soul—should be treated with respect. Called to Protect™ for Children is the safety education piece of our diocesan Ethics and Integrity in Ministry program designed specifically for elementary grade students k-5. It focuses on understanding rules, appropriate touch, boundaries, how to respond to uncomfortable situations and introduces technology safety. Called to Protect for Children is not human sexuality education and is best described as age-appropriate safety education.
If you have questions, please contact the parish office or contact the diocesan Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Office at 512–476–4888.