Sunday, June 23, 2013

Catholic Kidz Camp (VBS) Starts This Week with Assorted Saints!

Tomorrow, June 24, our local Catholic Church will be having our annual Catholic Kidz Camp (VBS) week and I'm so excited to be able to lead the 1st grade group!  Last year was the first year our church used an authentic Catholic program created by Catholic families for Catholic families/parishes by Growing with the Saints.   We used the Vatican Express program and my posts HERE and HERE tell all about our memorable week!  It was a great faith-filled and fun week and I anticipate the same experience this week!

This year, our children will be exploring assorted saints' lives and the virtues of faith, hope, and love using once again the GWTS program! 

As one of the leaders of the 1st grade group, I will be reading from The Assorted Saints and the Virtues storybook which highlights the lives of 5 wonderful saints from around the world! 

Day 1:  Juan Diego-A Humble and Faithful Servant
Day 2:  Saint Brigid of Ireland-The Saint Who Never Gave Up Hope
Day 3:  Saint Martin De Porres-Martin the Charitable
Day 4:  Saint Nicholas of Myra-The Cheerful Giver
Day 5:  Saint Kateri Tekakwitha-Lily of the Mohawks

If you would like to see an overview of all that we will be doing this week, go HERE.

Not only is the GWTS program fun and exciting for the adults and children, but I love how it teaches about our Catholic faith!  There are so many treasures about Catholicism and I love that GWTS fully embraces the richness of our faith and has organized a program to pass on our faith in such a fun way!  

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

"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."

Besides my own review of Vatican Express HERE, you can also read more reviews from many others HERE!  They love GWTS as much as our parish does! 

I hope you will check back on my blog later in the week when I give a recap and post a review of our Catholic Kidz Camp experience!  



Chris said...

Your VBS program looks to be pretty amazing!
Our parish has a sort of cheesy theme ( Go West or some such thing this year)
Kev is mold enough to volunteer as a helper and he's really psyched. He's got a mtg this week to get the details, but the camp does not begin til the 2nd week of Aug.
Your GWTS prog looks to be substantial, yet fun. I plan to rec it to the lady running the VBS ( and our DRE...the DRE does not VBS) to see if she will go for it for next year.
My kids have outgrown VBS but I love this!
Thank you for sharing.Looking fwd to your review and some pics of the week!
I give you much credit, friend! You could be trying to catch your breath after a busy school year and before the little one comes along, but you're volunteering your time and talents. I am very impressed and I hope your parish knows how lucky they are to have you!

RAnn said...

I wish our parish would do a vbs.

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