CCD AT MQOA? Here at Mary, Queen of the Apostles Parish, we know thatthe best and most effective people to lead a child to Christ are his or her family members. That’s why we’ve designed faith formation that builds up the whole household –parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings, and other special adults. Sunday Mass is at the center of all our programs for family faith formation.Check out these opportunities to learn, grow in faith, and become disciples.

FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION

If your child is in grade 2 or above and has already been baptized, and you seek the sacrament of Eucharist for him/her, join us at an opening gathering for parents and candidates on Sunday, September 30 at 9:30 AM in the conference room at St. James church. Preparation for this sacrament includes preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation (first Confession) in the fall, and continues with preparation for Eucharist in the spring. We use a combination of 5-6 gatherings of children and their parents/guardians and an at-home curriculum. First Communion is scheduled for May 19, 2019. Email Margo at mmorin@salemcatholiccommunity.org

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION

If you or a high school student in your family is baptized, a sophomore or older, and seeks the sacrament of confirmation, please email Margo mmorin@salemcatholiccommunity.org . Preparation for this sacrament consists of a combination of 5-6 gatherings of candidates and their parents/guardians/sponsors and an online curriculum. Confirmation Mass is scheduled for June 8, 2019.

WONDROUS STORIES EVERY SUNDAY AT THE 10:30 MASS

Wondrous Stories, our Children’s Liturgy of the Word, is offered as ongoing faith formation (in the place of CCD) for children up to 6th grade. Offered during our 10:30 AM family-friendly Mass at St. James church, kids gather in the parish hall (while their parents enjoy the readings and homilies at Mass) to learn about the Gospel and our Church. Kids love it, parents love it.