In the Gospel, some parents brought their children to Jesus and instead of sending them away, Jesus took them into his arms and blessed them. (Mark 10:13-16)
This is the basis for our ministry to children at St. Laurence. In all we do, we attempt share God's love and God's truth with our youngest members, beginning when they come to us in the nursery. In our minds, life in Christ is a lifelong journey that our youngest and cutest members begin with small steps as we introduce them Holy Scripture and the ministry of Christ. That's the first goal of our ministry to children.
Our second goal is to equip and empower the Domestic Church: the family living out their Christian faith every day. The faith is primarily lived and shared at home and so we partner with parents to offer them resources and support, in recognition that they are the primary teachers of the Christian faith to their children.
Our programming for kids is rich and robust. It is a major priority in our life together. To see the different components of our ministry click through the links on the right of this page.