OUR Lady of Lourdes Parish, Sunnybank and Corpus Christi Parish, Nundah have started Catholic Kids’ Clubs for children aged 3-5 and 5-11.
The clubs are part of Catholic Kids Net (CKNET), a US based non-profit, educational organisation focusing on character formation of younger children incorporating parental involvement, entertaining mass media products and the kids’ clubs.
Brisbane’s CKNet southside co-ordinator Kristen Rodriguez said the youth group for ‘the little ones’ would meet monthly.
‘We have already had 100 kids sign up in these two parishes, the biggest response in Australia,’ she said.
‘At the meetings we will introduce and teach the Catholic faith in a fun way by playing games, doing crafts and watching videos.
‘They will also help younger children form good friendships with others of the same faith.’
Registered club members will receive 11 monthly ‘Kids for Jesus’ (K4J) mission packs during the year.
The packs help children to learn, live and share the Catholic faith.
They are challenged each month to learn a specific virtue, taught through theme-oriented puzzles, games, projects, holy hero trading cards, and a Mission of the Month.
The work they accomplish through the Mission of the Month each day will help bring them and others, including parents and friends, closer to Jesus.
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