St. Martin’s Parish is a wonderful place for families with young children. We offer a full range of enriching ministries for children and their parents.
The Sunday Children’s Ministries are held during the 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Mass. The Nursery ministry is open throughout the year during these Masses. The Preschool ministry and Children’s Liturgy of the Word operates from October through April.
These programs are organized as Parent Participation Co-ops. The commitment requires one parent’s participation in either the Nursery, Preschool, or Children’s Liturgy of the Word, on a rotating basis. It is wonderful when both parents are able to participate. These programs are also a great way to meet other parents and for the children to make new friends.
Participants in the program need to register anew each Fall. Registration forms are available in the Office of Faith Formation or in the entryways of the Church.
To register your child(ren) for one of our programs please click the link the below to fill out the online registration form:
Registration for 2017-18 Sunday Children’s Ministries is coming soon!
The Nursery Program is for children from the age of 6 months to 3 years old on Sunday morning during 8:30 am and 10:00 am Masses. It allow parents to attend Mass without their child and also to meet other parents and their children. It is organized as a parent participation co-op program, so parents serve in the Nursery on a rotating basis. There is no fee. If you haven’t seen our lovely Nursery, it is located in the Community Building next to the Church. For more information, contact the Office of Faith Formation.
The Preschool Program is for children ages 3 years old through Kindergarten and is held in the school building during the 10:00 am Masses, September through May. The preschool children are placed in small, mixed groups to rotate through activity centers (faith, craft, action/movement, etc.) Parents participate on a rotating basis. There is a fee for this program, which covers expenses such as the Family Handbook, prayer cards and supplies. Please check back in early August for the 2017-18 updated fee. These funds also support our Nursery and CLW. For more information, contact the Office of Faith Formation.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) Program is for children ages 5 through 11 years old. Children attend the 8:30 am or 10:00 am Mass with their family and then process from the Church to the Community Building for the Proclamation of God’s Word at a child’s level of understanding. The children then return to Church for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. For more information, contact the Office of Faith Formation.