LORD'S DAY MASS TIMES
Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:30am
 Weekday Mass Schedule:Please consult Bulletin.
Children's Ministry:  at 9:30 & 11:30a.m. Mass.
Reconciliation:Tues. 6:30-7:00pm, Sat. 4:00-4:30pm

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish

16 Cooper Street, Cambridge (Hespeler), Ontario     N3C 2N2
Tel:519.658.4443 Fax:519.658.6783 St.Vincent de Paul:519.658.6511
We are connected to our past, committed to our future, and compassionately focused on being a Family of Faith with something for everyone.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY PROGRAMS

The goal of our Children’s Ministry is simple: 

To make it the best hour of your child’s week!

Please use the registration forms found at the doors of the Church, or register online, in order to sign up your child. 

Children are a blessing to any church and we take our ministry to children and their parents seriously.

We offer opportunities for Children from Age 2 - Grade 4 to be involved in our Children's Ministry. Each program is led by adult leaders, who are trained volunteers, who have gone through a screening process to be involved in the classroom. Your child’s physical, emotional and spiritual safety are their primary concerns as they minister to your little ones. 

Our Children's Ministry is made up of :

 

Ages 2 & 3.  

Program for Children Aged 2 & 3 held during our 9:30a.m & 11:30am Mass. Children participate in Kids Zone for the entire Mass and parents pick their children up at the end of Mass. The program is offered under the supervision of trained volunteers. Prior Registration is required for safety and security purposes and limited numbers are permitted each week so early arrival is required to ensure a place.

- Sign up Today! -

Download the Kids Zone Registration Form 

 

Our program for Children in J.K. - Grade 4 has various parts. All of these programs take place during the Liturgy of the Word. Children are called to the front of the Church and move with their adult leaders to their program spaces. During the presentation of the gifts all the children return to the Church to join their families. 

 

J.K. - GRADE One  - Children’s Liturgy 

In Children’s Liturgy they are read the Sunday readings by the catechist using the Children’s Lectionary, join in participating in the Psalm and Gospel Acclamation and then they hear a brief reflection by the adult leader. Following this they pray using some children’s petitions and receive their activity sheets and handouts for the week. All this is mixed with song, movement and a little modern technology to make God's word come alive!

- Sign up Today! -

Download the Children's Ministry Registration Form

 

 

Visitation Kids - GRADE 2 

With a special focus on mixing the Sunday readings with preparation for your child's First Holy Communion, this year long opportunity uses technology and some "good olde fun" to bring the Word of God alive for your child. 

 

- Sign up Today! -

Download the Children's Ministry Registration Form

 

 

GRADE 3 &  GRADE 4 - IWANNAGO 

Children in Grade 3-Grade 4 follow their Iwannago leaders and begin with a worship song, then one of the children reads the readings, the leaders offers a reflection, at times this reflection will include a skit or a special screening of a video, and then the prayers of the faithful are developed by the children. A special activity sheet with task for the week is included.

- Sign up Today! -

Download the Children's Ministry Registration Form

 

Also check out our:

Special Friends Ministry  (For those with Special Needs)

VBS/Rock the Block (Summer Program - JK - Grade 4) 

Children's Atrium Program (Ages 3 -6)

Kids Khoir (Grades 4-8)

Plugged In (Grades 2-8)

 

 

KIDS KHOIR

(Grades 4-8)

 

St. Mary's Children's Choir sings at the 9:30 a.m. Mass on the last Sunday of the month. We're looking forward to another great year of learning, singing and fun. New members are welcome anytime! Practices are held in the Choir Loft on Tuesday evenings from 5:45-6:30pm. 

Kids Khoir (Children's Choir) Registration Form

 

Plugged In is a program to prepare children/youth from Grades 2-8 for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation who fall under one or more of these circumstances:

 

  • Attending public school, private school or home schooled

  • Not receiving/received religious education

  • Are past the usual age to receive a given Sacrament

  • Have never been baptized

  • Are not Catholic but would like to become one

If any of these circumstances apply to your child, this program is for you. For more information, please see the display in the Parish Centre or Email the parish office

Fill out the “Plugged In Registration Form" 

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND RECONCILIATION : Questions concerning the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist by children may be directed toward the parish priest who will assist you in the process. For specific dates see our Holy Communion Information page. The First Communion Registration Form is also available on line. 

CHILDREN'S MASSES: Several times each year, the children in the parish participate in a special Children's Mass in which they proclaim the readings, bring forth the gifts, offer the petitions. Our Kids Khoir is also present at these liturgies. Our celebrations have been wonderful. Watch for the date of our next Children's Mass. 

 

Our Children's Ministry also reaches out to the poor, we partner with Christian Child Care International, a Catholic Child Sponsorship Group. We have a child we sponsor in Haiti whom we support, not only financially with our "Coin Can" but also thru letters and cards which we send from time to time. 

Children’s Ministry ... Lenten Coin Cans

Our Children’s Ministry’s Lenten project, Lenten Coins for the Poor, involves them saving and collecting loose coins during Lent and bringing their home made or picked up Lenten Coin Cans to Church to give as an offering toward our Haiti Mission. The Children in our Children’s Ministry (all programs) will also have a special Lenten activity they will be are working on - watch for details.

DRAMA 

Children aged 4 - 12 are invited to be a part of our annual Christmas Pageant which is present at our 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass.  We also have a Drama presentation at our 11:00 a.m. Good Friday Service which involves many of our children. Registration is required, and parent volunteers are always welcome.  Watch for details below for upcoming Drama activities involving the children of our parish. 

 

LINKS

Children's Village

Reflections for Kids