Programs For Children And Youth

Student Expectations
Students who are registered for the program are thereby accepting the following responsibilities:

  • Regular attendance (Mere registration and attendance at a few classes does not fulfill grade requirement)
  • Willingness to learn
  • Respect for God, for the teachings of the Church, for self and others and for property
  • Behavior that exemplifies that respect
  • Remember to bring books, folders, materials to class each week – “Consider it as you would your sports equipment or musical instrument.”

Liturgy of the Word from 3 years old through second grade

We offer Liturgy of the Word for children from 3 years old through second grade throughout the year at the 10:00 AM Mass on Sunday.  Monsignor Mike invites the children to take part in the Mass entrance procession.  After the procession they follow a volunteer catechist to the Holy Family Room for about 15 minutes.  The catechist shares the Gospel story in their own language and they sing a song or two.  Children return to their family during the Offertory with a flyer that explains the Gospel story.

Please contact our Director of Religious Formation at 608/249-7288, ext 230 for more information.

Grades 1 – 5

  • All children participate with their parent/guardian at Faith Formation – Core Lesson once a month. See Faith Formation – Core Lesson.
  • Kidz Club is an opportunity for children to come and learn more about their faith in a fun way.  Through stories, song, games, and crafts the tradition of the faith comes alive.  We meet once a month, on a day that is convenient to the participants.  It is facilitated by parents and staff.
  • Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist happen as children as presented by their parents or guardians.  The Diocese has a policy that children should be in a religious education program one full year prior to starting preparation for sacraments.

Grades 6 – 8

  • All youth participate with their parent/guardian at Faith Formation – Core Lesson once a month. See Faith Formation – Core Lesson
  • Youth Group
  • Confirmation for those in 8th grade
  • Facebook page Catholic Youth of St. Bernard

High School/Youth Ministry

  • All youth participate with their parent/guardian at Faith Formation – Core Lesson once a month. See Faith Formation – Core Lesson
  • Youth Group
  • Confirmation
  • Facebook page Catholic Youth of St. Bernard

Middle School and High School Youth group will be meeting in the Youth Room, Parish Center Room 5.