The very presence of the community of believers, its educational and cultural commitment, the message of faith, trust and love it bears are in fact an invaluable service to the common good and especially to the children and youth who are being trained and prepared for life.”Pope Benedict XVI, at the Basilica of St. John Lateran (June, 2007)

The St. John Eudes Children's Ministry is an essential part of our parish life. It is a vital ministry of our church to educate and instruct our children so that they can become active participants in the liturgical life of the parish.

Preparation for First Holy Communion is a two-year program and begins in 1st Grade (1st Year) and continues thru the 2nd Grade (2nd Year). Children attend classes on scheduled days throughout the school year to prepare for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. 1st Year Communion Classes (1st Grade students) meet on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. or Sundays from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. 2nd Year Communion Classes (2nd Grade students) meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. or Sundays from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Children in grades 3-6 who have already received their First Communion can continue with religious education in our 345 Program. Classes are offered Sep. thru May on Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

It’s almost vacation time, which means it’s almost time for Vacation Bible School! Registration forms for VBS can be downloaded by clicking here. Fill out the form and make sure to turn it in to the Parish Office with the registration fee. We also need teen and adult volunteers (call the Children’s Ministry office if you can help). This is a great program and alot of fun for kids - but space is limited so make sure to send in the Registration Form soon! More information is available by downloading the VBS Flyer.

Keep up-to-date with all that’s going on with the Children’s Ministry by downloading our current calendar. Also make sure to check the Weekly Parish Bulletin for the latest information on all Children's Ministry activities - or call Nancy Sayward at (818) 882-9323 for more information about any of our programs.