It has long been the belief at St. Francis that toddlers and young children are always welcome to stay with their families during Mass. The article below offers a point of view why we should welcome the presence of the youngest at Mass – even if they may sometimes be noisy.
That being said, St. Francis does offer different services for families with young children on Sunday mornings:
Nursing Room: A place for nursing moms and babies during all Sunday masses in the Assisi Room (located in the north hallway).
Nursery: Childcare for children ages birth to 3 during the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. masses in the Nursery Room (located in the north hallway). For more information and registration, contact Rebecca Bahl.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Sunday liturgy for children ages 4-10 on the first and third Sunday of the month during the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. masses with dismissal during Mass. For more information, contact Jill Klubek Alonzo.
Sunday School: Traditional faith formation for preschoolers during the 9:30 a.m. Mass during the school year. Contact Jill Klubek Alonzo for more information.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Montessori faith formation for children ages 3-5 during the 11:15 a.m. Mass during the school year. Contact Jill Klubek Alonzo for more information.