Family Day Out
On Saturday, March 8, the cathedral will host a Family Day Out to the Newport Aquarium. We will meet at the aquarium at 10 a.m. Tickets are $12 per person (guests under 2 are free). Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Beth Mendez.
Parish Night Out
On Friday, March 21
, the cathedral will host Parish Night Out in Room 301. We will gather for dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a project with Brazee Street Studios School of Glass
. Open to all. Cost is $20 per family, which includes dinner and supplies to make a glass sun catcher. Contact Beth Mendez
for more information.
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra's Lollipop Concert
Join us for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra's performance of "Peter and the Wolf," as part of the Lollipops Family Concert series
. This wonderful way to enjoy symphony music with small children is open to all but designed for families and individuals with young children. We will meet at Cincinnati Music Hall
(1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202) on Saturday, March 29.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for Family Fun Zone, which in the past has included an instrument petting zoo, followed by the concert at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Beth Mendez
Tickets are $10 per family. Payable in cash or check (made out to Christ Church Cathedral, with "Lollipops" in the memo line).
Looking Ahead to the Summer
The Proctor Camp & Conference Center
in London, Ohio (southwest of Columbus), offers a series of camps throughout the summer, but the Family Ministries of Christ Church Cathedral has marked the family camp on June 6-8
as a time for families of the congregation to experience the fun together. Procter Camp provides a safe, inviting, and spacious rural setting that cultivates spiritual formation, models sustainable living, and celebrates God's love and reconciliation through hospitality, prayer, study, work and play.
This year we will be using the hotel like accommodations in Hobson Hall. Cost is $150 per adult and $75 per child. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Beth Mendez
for family summer camp.
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. Classes run on Sundays, beginning at 9:45 a.m., September through May, and ending around 10:30 a.m. when the children join their parents and grandparents worshipping at the 10 a.m. liturgy for the distribution of Holy Communion.
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.