St. John the Baptist Catholic Church & School
835 2nd Ave NW New Brighton, MN 55112
Phone: 651-633-8333  |  Fax: 651-633-7404
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Welcome to Sunday School!

Sunday school is available for children ages 3 through Kindergarten during both the 8:30am and 10:30am Sunday Masses during the school year.  The children meet in the first and second grade school classrooms.  The curriculum is lectionary based and follows the Church calendar.  We read the Gospel readings from Mass using a children’s Bible with great pictures and stories geared to their level.  We use picture books, songs and crafts to help to reinforce the Gospel readings.  We also celebrate feast days, learn about the saints and the different parts of the liturgical year.  We will make puppets, decorate masks, make ornaments and color our own Bible storybook.  We will also use dramatic play to act out Bible stories and the lives of the saints. 

During each Sunday school class, we have a classroom prayer cloth that we pray at together and we take turns offering up our own intentions.  This is a very special time in class where children can offer up prayers for sick family members, family members who have passed away and their pets.

Your child’s class will become a group of friends that they will look forward to seeing at Sunday school, Mass, hospitality and other church events.  It is also a great place for parents to meet other parents with children the same age.

Your child will have a greater understanding of the Mass when they attend with you and a better understanding of the teachings of the Bible because at Sunday school, everything is geared toward their level.  We work hard to make Sunday school fun!    


2017-2018 Sunday School Calendar

September 6th      Sunday School Parent Informational Meeting

                27th       Office of Discipleship and Mission Kick-Off

October   1st         First Day of Sunday school

                8th         Sunday school

                15th       Sunday school

                22nd      No Sunday school - MEA

                25th       Trunk and Treat Saints Party

                29th       Sunday school

November  5th      Sunday school

                12th       Sunday school

                19th       Sunday school

                26th       No Sunday school - Thanksgiving

                29th       Journey to the Inn

December 3rd        Sunday school

                10th       Sunday school

                17th       Sunday school (Christmas Program)*

                24th       No Sunday school - Christmas Eve

                31st        No Sunday school - New Year's Eve

January   7th          Sunday school

                14th       Sunday school

                21st        Sunday school Meet in room 207 Catholic Schools Week Mass

                28th       No Sunday school - Wines to Wishes

February  4th         Sunday school

                11th       Sunday school

                18th       No Sunday school - President's Weekend

                25th       Sunday school

March   4th           Sunday school

                11th       No Sunday school - Spring Break

                18th       Sunday school

                25th       Sunday school - Palm Sunday, meet in back of the church

                31st       Easter Egg Hunt 10am School Cafeteria

April       1st          No Sunday school - Easter

                8th         Sunday school

                15th       Sunday school

                22nd      Sunday school

                29th       Last Day of Sunday school

June       19-21     Vacation Bible School


*Children from the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses will perform the Christmas program together after the 10:30 Mass in St. Joseph Hall.  No 8:30 Sunday school.  All children will meet during the 10:30 Mass.

Children and Youth


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