Pre School & Elementary Faith Formation

Preschool - 1st Grade

Faith Formation Children Catholic Church At St. Barbara , Black Diamond

Children’s Faith Formation classes for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade is held on Sunday’s during the 10:00 AM mass. Classes begin at the end of September and end the first weekend in May. After the opening prayer at Mass, children are invited to go forth with the adult leaders to learn their own special Faith Formation Class. During this time, we’ll explore the parts of the Mass, learn our prayers, and hear Bible Stories. Children will return to their parents at the end of Holy Communion. Our adult leaders are parent and parishioner volunteers. If you would like to volunteer with this program or register your child, please contact Sara Hotchkiss at 360-886-2229 or re@stbarbarachurch.org 

Elementary Grades 2-5

Children’s Faith Formation for 2nd-5th grade are held on Wednesday’s from 7:00 PM-8:15 PM. Classes begin at the end of September and end the second week of May. Our adult leaders provide fun and engaging lessons about our Catholic Faith using the Finding God curriculum. We end each class with one of our parish musicians teaching the children liturgical music that we sing during Mass. Students will also join the Sunday 10:00 AM choir for select performances during Advent, Ash Wednesday, and Easter. If you would like to volunteer to be an adult leader or register your child for class, please contact Sara Hotchkiss at 360-886-2229 or re@stbarbarachurch.org  

First Reconciliation/First Communion

Children who are 7 years old or older are invited to prepare to receive communion for the first time. Children prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the fall and celebrate the Sacrament during a special Reconciliation Retreat with their parents. In the spring children prepare for and celebrate First Communion. There is a special Saturday morning mass for this Sacrament. There are two Saturday morning parent/child retreats during the year, one for Reconciliation, and one for Eucharist. Students also attend weekly classes on Wednesday night from 7:00-8:15 PM.  If you would like to volunteer to be an adult leader or register your child for class, please contact  Sara Hotchkiss at 360-886-2229 or re@stbarbarachurch.org  

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is fun-filled week held in July that is open to preschoolers-5th graders. Children must be potty-trained to participate. Children will participate in Bible Challenges, act out Bible stories, participate in games, make crafts, eat themed snacks, and learn inspirational songs. Families are invited to join us for a BBQ on Friday to celebrate the close of VBS. Adults are encouraged to volunteer, as they are needed to lead small group instruction and activities. If you would like to volunteer to be an adult leader or register your child for class, please contact  Sara Hotchkiss at 360-886-2229 or re@stbarbarachurch.org