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Religious Education
The Children’s Religious Education Program at Corpus Christi is comprised of classes for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Classes are held before Sunday mass from 9:15 am to 10:15 am. The school year begins in September and ends in early May. Children learn in a classroom environment about their Catholic faith through textbook instructions, prayers, and crafts. Children in second grade are prepared for their First Holy Communion, which is celebrated the first Sunday in May. Third grade students prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which is celebrated in the winter of the school year. 

 

Our children are blessed to have dedicated teachers who are not only teaching their faith to their students, but living their faith as well.

 

For more information, please contact Kristen Bowden, Coordinator of Religious Education, at 410-523-4161 or via email at kristen.bowden@archbalt.org.

 
 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is conducted by parents and other interested parishioners every Sunday throughout the school year for children ages 3 to first grade, in the church sacristy during the 10:30 Mass. The leader creates an interactive atmosphere to enhance the children’s understanding of the scripture passages of the day and to evoke conversation and responses from them. Activities such as drawing or singing may be used. After the opening rite in church, the children gather at the altar while the leader receives the Children’s Lectionary from the celebrant. All are blessed as the entire congregation sings “Open our ears, open our hearts, open our lives to you, O Lord” to signify that everyone, not just the children, are about to be nourished by God’s Word. The children’s time follows the order of Mass that is occurring in the main church until they rejoin their families at the Offertory. This ministry requires a commitment of only two or three Sundays in a five-month cycle. We always welcome new leaders who will experience the satisfaction of seeing our children grow in God’s Word.

 

If you would like to know more about Children's Liturgy of the Word or become a leader in this program, please call the parish office at (410) 523-4161, or send an email to Kristen Bowden at kristen.bowden@archbalt.org