Sunday, June 24, 2012

Growing with the Saints Catholic Kidz Camp

This week I'm very excited to be a part of our Church's Catholic Kidz Camp (also more well known as VBS) and lead 20 rising 2nd graders through Vatican Express by Growing with the Saints!

This program looks excellent as it shares so much of our beautiful Catholic faith with our children.  In 5 Faith Themed Lessons our children, as well as adults, will be reflecting on the Vatican theme.

Day One: The Holy Father - The Universal Church
Day Two: The Crossed Keys - Papal Succession
Day Three: St. Peter’s Basilica - Vatican Treasures
Day Four: The Eucharist - The Greatest Treasure
Day Five: The Monstrance - Be a Missionary


As a group leader I will also be doing daily readings from St. Jerome - Lion Turned Lamb that will entertain, enlighten and call kids to holiness.  The story is a great one and I can't wait to share this fascinating story with the children!
This is the first year our church is doing a program from Catholic publishers for Catholics where in year's past we have done programs from non-Catholic publishers that have very little Catholic teaching in the lessons.  

I just love the mission statement of the Growing with the Saints program too....

"Growing with the Saints, Inc. is committed to handing down the Catholic Faith received from Jesus and the apostles. The Holy Spirit is our unseen ever present guide as we prayerfully impart the Catholic faith with its rich tradition. We utilize Sacred Scripture, tradition, and the lives of the saints to accomplish our purpose. We are dedicated to inspire young children to fall in love with Jesus and his Church. GWTS is committed to preserving the memory of the holy saints and calling children to “holiness” by imitating the lives of the saints, our true faith heroes and heroines."

HERE are some reviews from others that have used Growing with the Saints programs and loved them!  

If you would like to see an overview of what we will be exploring this week check out this link HERE!

Everyone is very excited to aboard the Vatican Express, meet a member of the Swiss Guard and uncover the Vatican treasures this week!  I want to especially thank our Director of Religious Education, Ms. Anne, for ordering and organizing such a wonderful and faith-filled program!  

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