Serving the Lakeside Communities of Avon Lake and Bay Village

Teaching Ministries

Teaching Ministries

Baptism Programs...involves the parents in the preparation of their child for the Sacrament of Baptism.  This class is held monthly with the location rotated among churches in our area.  Please watch the bulletin or call the parish office for the schedule.

Education Commission…oversees and guides all aspects of education in the parish, including preschool, elementary and high school children, adults of all ages, and those with special educational needs.

Parish School of Religion (P.S.R.)...supports families in their role as primary religious educators of their children.  All children from first through eighth grades are welcome.  Classes, with the assistance of parents and other volunteers, are held from fall through spring.

Pre-Cana Team...married couples from the parish, who minister in conjunction with the Pastor, present a day of marriage preparation for engaged couples from parishes throughout Lorain County.

Pre-School…religion classes for 3, 4, and 5 year old children meet on Sundays during the 10:30 a.m. Mass, from fall through spring.  Classes introduce the children to the goodness and love of God on a level they can understand.

Sacramental Tutors…assist when there is a special need for preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.  This assistance is provided individually or in small groups.

Vacation Bible School...is offered for one week each summer for children entering kindergarten through the fifth grade.  The program is theme-centered and includes Bible lessons, music, crafts, and recreation.

Youth Ministry… is about motivating and empowering students to become the best people they can be: the irreplaceable, unique members of the Body of Christ that God is calling them to be. Our program is "to, with, by, and for" youth and welcomes all high school and junior high school students from public as well as Catholic schools. Through events that include Liturgies, socials, retreats, service projects and programs geared towards the youth, our Youth Minister and Director of Religious Education work with the teens to plan a program and develop a community that provides opportunities for religious education, social interaction, and meaningful participation in the Church. Confirmation preparation is one elective, among others, offered for any high school student who desires to receive this Sacrament.