CHILDREN AT AVE MARIA
The following are the programs offered for children at Ave Maria Catholic Church. Please see the Faith Formation Calendar for dates, times and location. Most events for children take place at Donahue Academy.
REGISTRATION FORM: For the Religious Education Form needed for all of our programs, click here.
Contact Becky Hampton, Director of Religious Education, to find out more and to register your child.
Becky.H@avemariaparish.org or call: 239-261-5555
CATECHESIS OF THE
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is rooted in the conviction that even very young children possess the capacity to enter into a deep relationship with Jesus. Ave Maria parish will be offering CGS for children in Kindergarten and 1st grade. See calendar for dates.
Most children begin their guided preparation for First Confession at the beginning of the their second grade year. See calendar for dates of when classes meet and for the First Confession Retreat.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Most children begin their guided preparation for First Holy Communion the second half of their second grade year. See calendar for dates of when classes meet and for the First Holy Communion Retreat.
REGISTRATION FORM: For the First Holy Communion Registration Form, click here.
RCIA - YOUTH
Rite of Christian Initiation for Youth. RCIA - Youth is the process for children to be baptized and enter the Catholic Church who have not been baptized as infants or young children but have now passed the age of reason. See calendar for dates when classes meet.
REGISTRATION FORM: For the RCIA - Youth Registration Form, click here.
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
We are blessed to have a wide range of catechetical materials available for Ave Maria families using the free website resource called: FORMED. Contact Becky Hampton to discuss how FORMED can help your family's faith formation this year. To visit Ave Maria's FORMED page, click here.
Catholic Vacation Bible School is a grace-filled week, full of learning and fun, for children that takes place during the summer. More exciting details regarding CVBS to come!
GUIDED EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Guided Eucharistic Adoration for children happens each week in the parish Church. To find out all the details, click here.
I would like my heart to be as pure as a lily for Jesus.