Children's Religious Education

For K4 - 8th grade public school children.

To join our ministry

Kid holding up a craft at Vacation Bible School 2018 at Little Flower Catholic Church 

About Children's Religious Education

The program seeks to form children into faithful disciples of Christ.

The Parish Religious Education provides formal religious instruction and formation for the children of Little Flower Parish who do not attend a Catholic day school.

How it works

Grades K – 8 meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm in the School Cafeteria. The cost of the program is $25 for one child and $45 for two or more children.

Who it Is For

The program is for all children, K4 - 8th grade, who attend public school. The program is designed to assist you, the child's first teacher, grow their child's faith at home.

Feel free to get in touch.

"The Church herself, in the light of the message of salvation entrusted to her, is also a teacher of humanity and welcomes the opportunity to offer assistance to parents, educators, communicators, and young people."

Pope Francis

A student in a green shirt with folded praying hands at Vacation Bible School at Little Flower Catholic Church 

Why do we need the program?

The program is set up to help you, the parent.

Religious Education attendance is considered by the Church to be vital to children's development as Catholics. These classes not only educate children about Jesus and the Catholic faith but prepare children to receive the sacraments of Penance (confession), the Eucharist (First Holy Communion), and Confirmation.

Religious Education is also set up to help you, the child's first teacher, nourish your children in their Catholic faith and encourage them at home. Family involvement is important to helping our children grow in their faith. Retreats, meetings, events and consultations are held occasionally and require your participation.

Resources are available to support you in promoting a strong Catholic environment within your home and family.

Deanne Perrine | Staff Photo | Director of Children's Religious Education at Little Flower

Deanna Carmichael

Director of Religious Education


I am Deanna Carmichael. Like many other families, our family has a long history at Little Flower Church and School. I often reflect on my time as a student at Little Flower School and later as a Religious Education (CCD) student.

This brings me to my WHY! Why should I answer this call to serve? I wasn’t looking for a job. I’m not a teacher. I volunteer as much as I can. How will I find the time?

Why? Because someone did it for me. Because someone who wasn’t looking for a job, was not a teacher, and already volunteering in many areas found the time for ME. Because someone took the time out of their schedules to plant the seeds I needed to support my spiritual growth and development.

Rite of christian initiation


The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children process is the journey by which children, who have reached the age of reason (7 years old), become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church. This involves the gradual formation of individuals through a conversion process as they are introduced to Scripture, church doctrine, liturgy and prayer – all centered on Jesus Christ.

The process begins in September (after Labor Day) and includes a team of parishioners who welcome our youth and share their own journey. Adults and children are welcomed into the Church at the Easter Vigil.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a celebration for our youngest parishioners… a time just for children to learn more about God. Children ages 4 years through 3rd grade (8 years old) will be invited by the Priest after opening prayer. We will proceed to the Parish Hall and return to our families during the offertory to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

This offers a unique experience for children to hear the Scriptures in words they understand and share their understanding of God’s word. It is a time to help children learn the order of the Mass and reverence at a pace appropriate for their age group. Join us each Sunday during the 10:30 am Mass beginning in the Fall and continuing through Spring, observing holidays and special events as determined by the parish or the school calendar. Refer to the bulletin for special announcements regarding changes to the CLOW schedule.

Vacation Bible School


Vacation Bible School is a one-week summer program for children ages Kindergarten through Grade 4. It is theme based and focuses on helping young people nurture their relationship with Jesus, through Bible stories, music, crafts, games, skits, activities & more.

Questions and Answers

Frequently asked questions

The Children’s Religious Education program at Little Flower Catholic Church can be attended by all children K4- 8th grade who attend public schools in the area.

The fee is $25 for one child and $45 for 2 or more children.

Grades K – 8 meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm in the School Cafeteria. The program runs from September through April observing the public school calendar for holidays and special events.

Join a dynamic and caring group of people – Little Flower Parish Religious Education! The program needs adults who enjoy young people and are willing to share their faith and time with the youth of our parish. Openings are available for both classroom aide and catechist (teacher).

Classroom aides are adults and teens 15 years and older.

Teachers (catechists) must be 21 years or older. You do not have to be a professional teacher to volunteer. Assistance and training will be provided. Family LFPRE registration fees are waived for LFPRE catechists.

"Holiness consists simply in doing God’s will, and being just what God wants us to be."

St. Thérèse of Lisieux