Family and Teen Faith Office
The Adam’s Apple program meets on Sundays during the 9am and 11am Masses.
New this year… An Adam’s Apple class will be taught at 10:15 during Kid’s Church!! The schedule for this class will follow the Kid’s Church schedule.
Small groups are led by volunteer catechists.
Children begin to learn about God through music, stories, crafts and games.
Adam’s Apple Curriculum
Adam’s Apple follows a lectionary-based curriculum which focuses on the Sunday readings.
This year Family Faith Staff members are being trained in the methods of the dynamic Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) developed on the educational principles of Maria Montessori. CGS is rooted in the Scripture and the Liturgy of the Church. Children gather in an “atrium,” a room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful interactive materials.
You may be wondering how these materials help the religious life of children? If an adult hears a beautiful passage from the Bible, the adult might take a Bible, find the passage, and read it slowly again and again. But a little child, too young to read, needs another way. Imagine children using a flannel board on which they can place the characters of the story in an interactive story-telling exercise, or, setting sculpted apostles around a Last Supper table, or preparing a small altar with the furnishings used for the Eucharist.
If this approach sounds interesting to you contact Laura Ferlita, 847-907-3436, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018-2019 Program Dates for the 9am and 11am classes
- Sep 9/ 16/ 23/ 30
- Oct 14/ 21
- Nov 4/ 11/ 25
- Dec 2 / 9 / 16
- Jan 6 / 20
- Feb 10 / 24
- Mar 3 / 10 / 17/ 31
- Apr 7 / 14