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Every Sunday all children (6 weeks through 5th grade) get to learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way. Our cnKids program is divided into All Stars (ages 6 weeks – 6 years) and Time Travelers (Grades 1-5). We also offer Quest (grades 1-3) and Ignite (grades 4 & 5) programs for religious education. Our programs are age appropriate, engaging, and fun! We would love to see you and your family this Sunday!
We know dropping your child off in a new place can be intimidating. Tell us you’re new so we can help! Let any one of our volunteer ministers know that you are new, and we will show you around, let you know about our programs and services for children and direct you to the appropriate room for your child to check in. Our checkin programs for All Stars are available at all masses every weekend.
Your child is important to us. On your first visit, we will need the following personal information: parent/legal guardian names, children’s names, birthdates, address, phone number and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for each child. Want to save time on your first visit? Fill out the new family registration form ahead of time!
Your child’s safety is our first and foremost priority. All cnKids ministers must pass a background check, and we employ off-duty police. We use a security tag system for check-in and pick-up, and we use a text messaging system to contact parents if we need to reach you during Mass. For more information on our child and youth protection policies, please visit the Archdiocese of Baltimore website.
Time Travelers is our Children’s Liturgy of the Word program. Children in grades 1 through 5 are invited to Time Travelers before the first reading, and will return before the Liturgy of the Eucharist. At Time Travelers, your child will travel back in time to meet some heroes of the Bible, sing along with our worship team, and hear a relevant message that follows the same topic that parents and young adults will hear at Mass. Time Travelers is available Saturday at 5pm, and Sunday at 9am, 10:30am and 12pm Masses.
Quest and Ignite Groups are our faith formation for children in grades 1-5. Programs run September through May.
The Buddy Ministry exists to help kids and students with special needs access our programs and ministries, while growing in a relationship with Christ in a safe and accepting environment, empowering caregivers to do the same. The spirit of the Buddy Ministry is one of inclusion. The Buddy Ministry matches kids/students who have special needs with an adult or teenage buddy to help integrate the child/student into our programs and ministries.
From baptism all the way through confirmation – your child’s spiritual journey is important to us. We offer preparation programs for each sacrament. Click below for more information on sacramental preparation.