Children Ministries

Boy Scouts

Scouting provides activities for boys through 8th grade.   Please see the OLW School Scouting Page for more information.

For More Information, Contact
Martin Bauer and John Franczyk
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Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place during most Sunday 9:30 a.m. Masses during the entire year. Children leave Mass before the Liturgy of the Word and return after the petitions. Virtus-trained volunteers share the Gospel with children and facilitate age-appropriate discussions. Children may participate independently. Adults and younger sibling(s) are always welcome.

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Meghan Tiedge and Erin Berwick
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Easter Egg Hunt/ Basket Blessing

An Easter Egg hunt for younger children is held on Holy Saturday behind the Gathering Place followed by blessing of Easter baskets and food in Church.

Children, ages 10 and under are welcome to participate in the hunt while parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles – everyone – is invited to join in the fun. Afterward, take your goodies to church for the Easter basket blessing.

At the Blessing, learn the meaning of the Easter Egg, the Horseradish, Bread, Ham, Parsley, etc. that we often all incorporate into our Easter celebrations. Prepare a basket, bring it to be blessed and begin a tradition in your family if you do not already do so.

For More Information, Contact
Suzanne Belmont
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Faith and Friends

Elementary Students (K-5th grade) meet to hear a bible story, play sports, do science experiments & crafts and learn about a Saint.

We typically meet monthly on Sundays from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Father Mackin Center. For more information, email

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Jenny Soehn and Michelle Greazel
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Little Saints Pray and Play

Who: Young children (Infants through 6 years) and their caregiver

What: Join us for a fun time of faith and friendship. Together we will read a Bible story and learn about saints; sing songs, play games, and stretch; and learn more about God and His love for us. Then enjoy a time to connect and chat while the kids play with the provided toys.

When: Twice monthly during the school year. For a current schedule, please email

Where: Rectory/Church basement (enter in doors from the Walnut Street parking lot)

For More Information, Contact
Sarah Neihengen & Lizzie Plant
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Religious Education

The purpose of the religious education program is to assist parents in the religious education of their children, develop their faith, and help them develop a personal relationship with Jesus.  These programs are for those children not attending OLW school.

For More Information, Contact
Louise Dickey, REP Secretary
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Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is offered for early elementary school age children each June.  Keep an eye out for registration forms.

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