Little children, let us love . . ." 1 John 3:1
Summer Reading Camp
The cathedral will hold a six-week reading program that will run Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 3 to July 18. Students will receive professional tutoring, read books and enjoy games and crafts associated with the book of the day.
The goal of the reading camp goes beyond enrichment to a state mandate. The camp helps second and third graders gain the necessary proficiency to read at grade level, as Ohio State Bill 316, passed in 2012, now requires before children may move onto the fourth grade. The cathedral is one of three sites in the city offering the program. Funding comes from a combination of private foundations and personal donations.
For more information, contact Dianne Ebbs.
Calling All Volunteers!
As we begin to prepare for Art Camp: Celebrating Sacred Stories, we are looking for people who are willing to be part of the planning committee as well as people who are able to be volunteers. Art Camp requires at least 15 volunteers per day to run smoothly. The dates for camp this year are July 29-August 2. Volunteer for one day or all five.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Beth Mendez.
Overview of the Children's Program
We are pleased to offer a Christian Formation program for children, ages three to 12, which adapts to their needs as they grow. We utilize the Montessori-based The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for younger children. For the older children, we use creative, hands-on activities that help children learn the stories of God and God's people. These programs are structured to nurture a child's relationship with God.
Children learn about events in the Bible and the geography of the Holy Land. They learn about the liturgy and the meaning of Holy Communion. They learn about compassionate and loving service.
By accommodating various learning styles, we are able to support the spiritual development of all children. We build on the belief that children have a special capacity to experience the presence of God. The classrooms are warm, attractive and safe, while the lessons foster a sense of wonder and love for God.
Children meet in one of three classrooms, divided by level pre-kindergarten to kindergarten, first through third grade and fourth through sixth grade.
The classes run on Sundays, beginning at 9:45 a.m., September through May. The classes end around 10:30 when the children join their parents and grandparents worshipping at the 10 a.m. liturgy for the distribution of Holy Communion.
For more information, contact Beth Mendez.