St. James offers a holistic Religious Education program that strives to meet the spiritual and intellectual needs of the children. We are currently using the Alive In Christ series by Our Sunday Visitor. Our catechists are prayerful people that have generously responded to God’s call to serve in His vineyard. We are very proud to have catechists that are faithful to the Roman Catholic Church and are dedicated to living their Faith.
Registration for the current R.E. programs (both elementary and C.I. Teens) is continuing now through Monday, July 24, 2017. Please register your children as soon as possible. Mandatory Parent Night Catechesis is Wednesday, August 16th at 6:00 p.m. Classes begin on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. No registrations will be accepted after August 1st.
Note: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has the Restored Order for the Sacraments of Initiation. This means that children should receive Reconciliation in the 2nd grade and Confirmation/First Eucharist in the 3rd grade. We are willing and able to help children finish their Initiation Sacraments and encourage them to a continued conversion to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
For more information contact Sr Sophie at moc.r1503142111etaer1503142111g-sem1503142111ajts@1503142111eihpo1503142111srs1503142111 or Mary Ann at moc.r1503142111etaer1503142111g-sem1503142111ajts@1503142111nnayr1503142111am1503142111.
Vacation Bible School
We will be trying out a new fun filled one day format on Saturday, June 18th. There will be plenty of activities, movement, songs, dance, crafts and more for children ages Preschool through 6th Grade.
They will get a snack mid-morning, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Please make us aware of any food allergies when registering.
Preschool through 1st Grade is from 9:00am to 12:30pm.
2nd Grade through 6th Grade is from 9am to 4pm.
You may register your children at the Parish Office.
Contact Katherine at moc.r1503142111etaer1503142111g-sem1503142111ajts@1503142111enire1503142111htaK1503142111 for more information.
Honoring our Lord Jesus’ request of letting little children go to Him, we have Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 11:00 am and 2:00 pm Sunday Masses (Spanish). School age children are encouraged to participate in hearing the Liturgy of the Word at a level that they can understand. Our catechist leads the children from the congregation after the introductory rites and returns for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.