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 Fall 2018 Elementary Religious Education classes closes on July 15th. Please stop by the office, or contact Sr. Sophie at moc.r1534876091etaer1534876091g-sem1534876091ajts@1534876091eihpo1534876091srs1534876091 or Mary Ann at moc.r1534876091etaer1534876091g-sem1534876091ajts@1534876091nnayr1534876091am1534876091 to complete the required forms.
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.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is held each summer at St. James targeted for children ages Kindergarten through 5th Grade. There are plenty of activities, movement, songs, dance, crafts and more.
Typically the children are provided with a snack mid-morning, lunch, and an afternoon snack.
VBS 2018 is scheduled for Saturday June 23, 2018 from 9am – 2pm, for children in grades K through 4th. Registration for the program can be done at the Parish office, cost is $10 per child.
Contact John at moc.r1534876091etaer1534876091g-sem1534876091ajts@1534876091nhoJ1534876091 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.