Child and Elementary

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Jeanne Winkelmann – Coordinator – 866-2577 ext. 212

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an effective way for our children to develop a fuller and more active participation in Mass by hearing the readings ​at a level of their understanding.

Our Lady of Consolation celebrates Children’s Liturgy of the Word with children in grades 1 – 3 during both 9 and 11 am Masses from the week after Labor Day up until the week before Memorial Day.

Elementary Faith Formation

Jeanne Winkelmann – Coordinator – 866-2577 ext. 212

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Elementary Faith Formation engages and challenges children in grades 1 -5 to put their “faith into action”. Here at Our Lady of Consolation many activities and special events are incorporated into the year to provide diverse experiences for all learning styles.

The curriculum from RCL Benziger is  “… rooted in the rich and diverse tradition of the Catholic faith. Our faith formation programs provide an excellent foundation for a lifetime of faith. These parish resources nourish the spiritual wellbeing of each child with the richness of God’s Word, the Church’s teachings, and liturgical expression.”

~ From RCL Benziger overview

Weekly Program

Classes for Grades 1 -5- class space is limited

Wednesday Afternoon Session: 4:45- 6:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Session: 6:30- 7:45 pm

Class space is limited for all grades.


To ensure that the beliefs of our faith are introduced and reinforced for the young people as they grow, develop and mature as Catholics the Blest are We program is taught in grades K, 1, 3, 4 and 5. The 2nd grade year focuses on the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

The focus is placed on putting our Faith in Action with monthly pull out activities, praying together at the beginning of class time and saying the Rosary together monthly. Each grade level will also complete service projects.

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Kindergarten Faith Formation:

Faith Formation for Kindergarten students is offered on Wednesday at both the afternoon (4:45- 6 pm) and evening (6:30-7:45 pm) session.  The Blest Are We Kindergarten curriculum is used. The year will focus on learning about all aspects of God’s Love:

  • God’s Love Creates the Universe
  • God’s Love Makes Me Who I Am
  • God’s Love Gives Me People to Love
  • God’s Love Gives Me Jesus
  • God’s Love Teaches Me to Love

The weekly activities touch the children’s hearts with the message of Scripture and lay a firm foundation for young learners.

1st Grade Spanish Immersion Faith Formation Class

 A first grade class for Spanish Immersion students is offered on Wednesday afternoons at the 4:45- 6 pm session. The students will use the same Blest Are We curriculum as the other 1st grade classes. The books have the complete text in both Spanish and English side by side. The student book has 20 Chapters that follow a 3-step lesson. This program introduces the children to the Scriptures,   doctrine, and tradition of the Catholic Church.

Space is limited.


Families will gather on the second Tuesday of each month for a meal, catechesis and hands on activities. Some themes include, Prayer, Advent and the Jesse Tree, Social Justice with service project, Lent – “Why do we do what we do?”, and a Church Tour,

This program is open to all parishioners.

  • It is a supplement for OLC school families, regular Faith Formation classes and families who choose to home school their children.
  • For those families working at home with their children, Blest Are We student textbooks will be provided along with a syllabus. Work can be completed on line.