CATCH THE WAVE

Our Sunday program for kids

Sunday, May 24

Feast of the Ascension

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Sunday, May 17

Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Sunday, May 10

Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Sunday, May 3

Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Sunday, April 26

Third Sunday of Easter

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Sunday, April 19

 Second Sunday of Easter

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Easter Sunday, April 12

 

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Good Friday

 

Sunday, April 5

Sixth Sunday of Lent
Palm Sunday

 

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Sunday, March 29

Fifth Sunday of Lent
“The Resurrection of Lazarus”

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Sunday, March 22

Fourth Sunday of Lent
“Jesus is the Light”

March 13: A letter to parents regarding cancellation of Sunday masses

Dear Parents,

It’s an unprecedented time with the Covid-19 situation, and I want you to know that we offer our prayers and support for you and your families.  

I’m writing this message to share with you some ideas for ways you could spend time with your children in prayer and reflection in place of Sunday mass.

Encourage your children to make a personal prayer table or prayer corner, or work together to make one for the family.  They can use a colored cloth (perhaps purple for Lent), a candle or soft light, a card with a simple prayer or Bible quote, and perhaps a small object such as a rosary, cross, or statue. 

Consider a children’s Bible app (especially if you do not have a printed story Bible at home).  One that I like a lot comes from LifeChurch in the US. It has interactive stories and is available in several languages.  

Android link

iTunes link

Read the Sunday Gospel together and talk about it.  A blog resource that I really like comes from a leader of the Good Shepherd Atrium program.  Each week, Paula Rush creates three different reflections on the same gospel that parents and children can talk about together, and I find her approach and insights to be very valuable.  

Link to the blog – thebetterpart.net 

Link to the Sunday readings

Lastly, consider making a family visit to our church on a weekday when it is open for prayer between 9am and 4pm.  It’s kind of awe-inspiring to see the big, empty church filled with sunlight, and to spend some time in quiet prayer.  

May God bless us and sustain us all during these challenging times!

Rebecca Malone

Director of Children’s Ministry

 

Catch the Wave is a dynamic experience for children ages 3-12 during the 11:00am Sunday Mass.  We aim to truly bring joy as your children participate in a community of prayer, learning, and fun.

Registration required, but there is no charge.  Just visiting? Let us know when you arrive at church so we can sign your children in.

How does my child check in? How does dismissal work?

If your child is in PreK or Kindergarten, you need to bring them directly to the Lounge before mass and sign them in.  After the homily, the children will be brought upstairs and delivered directly to you.  Come to the area at the Right Front of the church.

Kids in Grades 1-6 should check in at the sign-in table in back of the church and receive a nametag.  The kids sit with parents at the beginning of the mass, and then they are blessed by Deacon Marco and sent downstairs to the Hall.  They will come back upstairs to rejoin you after the sermon ends.

 

Where can I park?

Street parking is available. Also, there’s paid parking on the Concordia Campus behind the church building. Limited parking passes available — contact the office for more info, using the “Questions” form at the bottom of this page.

I'm just visiting. Can my kids attend Catch the Wave?

Sure!  Please let us know at the sign-in desk so we can give them a temporary nametag.  If you would like to come down with your child, that’s okay too.  

What happens at Catch the Wave?

It’s about a half hour in total.  We begin by gathering the group together for the reading of the gospel.  Then they break into small groups by age level for some discussion and hands-on activity.  They are dismissed all together and brought upstairs.

Are there programs for kids at all the masses?

Currently, we only offer a children’s program during the 9:00 mass.  However, kids are always welcome at the 4:30 and 9am masses too!

Questions?

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