Youth and Family Ministries
All God's Children Services:
Four Sundays a year St. Mary’s celebrates a special service for children at 10 a.m. These festive services provide an opportunity for all ages to worship together. They include simple hymns and songs, self-generated prayers, the children’s choir, and a homily designed especially for children. Contact: The Sunday School Steering Committee.
A special calendar of children’s and youth activities, programs, and events is made available to all parents and interested parishioners. It is included in the red newcomer packets and available at the Welcome Table during coffee hour. Contact: Celeste Ventura.
For 13 Sundays this summer during the 10 o’clock service, the children of St. Mary’s will enjoy a variety of "classes” taught by a variety of folks while our regular teachers get the summer off.
Held in late June at the All Saints Camp Ground in Big Sur. A chance for young and old alike to bask in the sun, hike, swim, sing and worship together under the redwoods. Contact: Steve Bruemmer, 333-1914. Forms for 2011: Registration
At the end of the summer an all parish barbecue is held following the All God’s Children service. Hamburgers and hotdogs are provided while members of the parish provide food to share. Children enjoy a jump house, cotton candy, and other surprises. Contact: The Sunday School Steering Committee.
A Christmas party for all ages is held on the Saturday before Christmas in Edwards Hall. Parishioners bring food to share for the potluck supper. Games, cookie decorating, and a special visitor are planned for the children. Christmas carols are sung by all. Contact: Brita Bruemmer .
News and Happenings!
Sunday morning, March 30, 2008, we welcomed our youth preacher, Anne Donahoe. Anne is a sophomore at Gilroy High School where she is a member of the Chamber Choir and the varsity cross country and track team. Last year Anne cross country team attained the highest grade point average of any varsity team in the state of any team! Anne is also a member of St. Mary's Youth Group.
We welcomed also our young musicians Katie Woodruff on trombone and her brother Michael on bassoon. Both are students at Pacific Grove Middle School.
Rhiannon Spainhour and Beckett Barrett: Mary and Baby Jesus
Christmas Pageant 2007