Children

About

Welcome! Children's ministry seeks to provide kids in pre-school through grade 5 with the knowledge, experiences, and skills necessary to become faithful and fruitful disciples of Jesus by building relationships with them, being examples for them, and teaching them God's Word. We encourage parents, as the primary role models of a faith-filled life, to partner with us in the faith formation of their children through involvement in our ministry. 

Sacramental Preparation

All children who are of the age of reason (age 7) are eligible to prepare for their first Holy Communion. For children over the age of 8 years old, please contact Mrs. Irvine. Preparation includes:

  • Enrollment and participation in child formation classes or the day school for at least one year prior to the reception of the Eucharist.
  • Enrollment and participation in child formation classes or the day school during the year of reception, which includes formal preparation for first reconciliation in the fall  prior to first Eucharist the following spring. 
  • Participation in all components of the immediate preparation program.
  • Active membership at St. Dominic Catholic Parish.
  • Weekly attendance at Sunday Mass.

Safeguarding All God's Family

We value and care for each of the children entrusted to us. All catechists and volunteers 18+ are Safeguarding All God's Family trained through the Archdiocese of Milwaukee program and submit to a thorough background check. St. Dominic Catholic Parish and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is committed to creating an environment of healthy and responsible relationships where all of God's family will be able to work, live and play. For more information or to register for a training please visit: Safeguarding: Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Parish contact: Michael Ricci, 262.781.3480.

Classes

Child Ministry formation classes are offered September through May for children in K3 through grade 5. Registration begins in spring. Sadlier textbooks are used in the program, along with supplemental materials from various resources including Catholicicing.com, Loyola Press, and Real Life at Home.

2022-2023 Registration Form

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is an alternative worship experience for children in grades one through four. During most 9:00 AM Sunday Masses during the academic year, children are offered the opportunity to leave the worshiping community for simplified readings and reflections and discussion on the readings. Children return to the assembly at the presentation of the gifts. Sessions are led by an adult and assisted by confirmation candidates and other high school students.

CLOW is open to any child who would benefit from this type of worship experience and is willing to behave in a manner appropriate for regular worship. There is no registration; children may choose to participate week to week.

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