Vacation Bible School
“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them;
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 19:14)
2018 - Vacation Bible School will be July 9-13, 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
This year's program is Brother Francis presents the Sacraments. Each day, we will learn a new Sacrament and explain all 7 by the end of the week. This is a Blessed Mother Church inspired curriculum. Crafts each day will reflect the Sacraments. The Diocese of Owensboro will provide a daily meal to the children. One music CD per child. To help in the planning process, please contact Norm Hayden or contact the parish office.
You can also pick up a registration form in the Parish Office during office hours.
Since at least 2009, VBS has been a five-day program (M-F), from 9 AM to noon, in the Parish Hall. We have lowered the cost this year to $10 per one child, $20 for two children, and $25 for three or more children.
Vacation Bible School (“VBS”) is typically a week-long program offered during the summer to teach children about their faith in a fun and engaging way. Of course, there is a teaching component, but music, crafts, and games are almost always involved as well. It started out as a Protestant phenomenon, but Catholic churches soon realized that they too could utilize this format to teach children more about Christ and his Church.
For more information about the history of Vacation Bible School, see the article, "The History of Vacation Bible School".
Today, there are a wide variety of VBS programs for churches to choose from, but not all of them are Catholic. In fact, the majority of them are not. Even the ones that are often labeled “Catholic” are simply Protestant programs with a few Catechism references thrown in.
There’s nothing necessarily wrong with this. A child can learn a lot from a Protestant VBS program and many Catholic parents send their children to local Protestant churches to participate in their programs. But, here at Blessed Mother, we prefer to use programs that have a distinctly Catholic message and theme. Our parishioners seem to appreciate this a great deal.
Recent VBS Programs
Here is a list of some of the VBS programs we have used in the past:
- Earthkeepers - Adventures for Creation Care Kids (2017)
- "Birthday Blast: A Celebration of Life". (2016)
- Cathletics: Training to Be Champions for Christ (2015)
- Parade Around the Our Father Catholic Kidz Camp (2014)
- The Vatican Express Catholic Kidz Camp (2013)
- A Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer: With Amazing Angels and Super Saints (2012)
- A Wilderness Adventure Through the Sacraments: Jesus in My Heart (2011)
- Cool Kingdom Party: Mary Leads Me Closer to Jesus (2010)
- Marvelous Mystery: The Mass Comes Alive (2009)