Faith Formation: Children, Teens, & Parents
The Cathedral parish is a place where your whole family can discover Christ, grow in faith, and be inspired to share Him with others!
2019 - 2020 Faith Formation
We’re extremely excited for the upcoming year of faith formation! The Cathedral is offering faith formation for everyone and that brings people together.
Simply register your family. We’ll take be in contact with the details.
Currently offered for children ages 3-6, CGS offers an environment where the child's personal relationship with our Shepherd is fostered and explored through interacting with tangible means. This Montessori-like approach allows the time and space for the Holy Spirit to work through the child, drawing he or she closer to God.
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
Offered during the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday Masses for children in Pre-K through 5th Grade, the Sunday Gospel reading is presented by our volunteer CLOW teachers in a manner more easily understood by our youngest parishioners. Here children learn the Word of God and participate in an activity that reinforces the Gospel message. Children gather during the Mass after Opening Prayer and return to their families during the Offertory collection. The age groups are divided into the following:
CLOW: Pre-K - 1st Grade I Treehouse: 2nd - 5th Grade
Faith Sharing Groups
The Cathedral Parish offers faith sharing groups for students in grades 3-8. For SHCS students this equates to our afterschool bible studies for middle schoolers. For public school students, once a month there are Sunday morning groups.
All families with grade school children are invited to participate together on the third Wednesday of the month, Faith Night. The Family of Faith series touches on how to live faith as parents, children, and a whole family at home.
2nd and 9th grade years are the sacramental prep years for Catholic children. 2nd grade is a time to prepare for a life of Eucharist and Reconciliation. 9th grade is designated by our diocese as a time to prepare for the Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please contact the Cathedral Staff in 1st and 8th grades so that we can prepare together to celebrate these great sacraments!
We offer individualized discipleship, small groups, and social events to help our teenagers draw closer to Christ. There is a faithful and dedicated group of Cathedral teens pray together, go on trips & retreats, lead younger children, and volunteer in the parish throughout the year.