Mary, Queen of Peace
1121 228th Avenue SE
Sammamish, WA 98075
For further information about Children & Family Faith Formation
Programs and volunteer opportunities,
please call Mimi Arima At 425.391.1178 ext. 116 or email@example.com
The Sunday preschool program is for 3 & 4 year olds, held on Sunday mornings during the 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. Masses, Oct – April. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by August 31 to be eligible. This program is entirely supported by volunteers. In the event that a volunteer teacher is not found, the class will not be held. Preschool Roundup is October 4th and all Sunday classes will begin October 10th. Wednesday classes begin October 6th.
Elementary classes meet weekly from October to May. Grades K-5 are on Sunday from 10:20-11:20 a.m. (or beginning 5 minutes after the end of the 9 a.m. Mass) and from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Also on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. Class size is limited and slots are assigned on a first–come, first–served basis, with special preference for children of catechists. This program is entirely supported by volunteers. In the event volunteers do not come forward to teach, the class will not be held
Enrollment is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis based on the date we receive the registration form. The registration deadline for all Religious Education classes is September 1st. All Wednesday Classes begin October 6th and Sunday Classes will begin October 10th.
Childrens Liturgy of the Word (CLW) celebrated on most Sundays from October through May at the 9:00, 11:30 a.m. and the 5:00 p.m. Masses (as volunteer teams allow), the CLW aims to make relevant to children the celebration of God's Word and to familiarize them with the full adult celebration of God's word in anticipation of the day they will fully join the adult assembly. Ministry teams rotate and lead worship on a monthly basis. See the volunteer form to help make liturgy engaging and relevant to our little ones! We need 4 teams per Mass to offer CLW every Sunday!
For children to participate, after the opening prayer, the priest invites the children to follow the bells to the chapel to attend their own special Liturgy of the Word. At the presentation of Gifts, the children rejoin their parents for the celebration of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. There is no fee or registration for CLW.
MQP Nites is a time for families, singles, seniors, and you! Two Sunday afternoons this year, the entire parish will be invited to take part in food, fun, and faith. These opportunities bring the community together for intergenerational activities as well as break-out groups for all age levels, nursery to adult! Look for events around Halloween and Advent.
Be a part of the fun! Anyone wishing to participate in helping with marketing, planning, providing hospitality, or facilitating breakout groups at these events should contact Mimi Arima. As these events develop, we are open to your ideas and energy.
Christian Initiation of Children (Grades 2-12) The children's Catechumenate is designed for children of Catechetical age (7+) who have not been Baptized or who have been Baptized in another Christian denomination and wish to enter the Catholic Church. It is a process that can be anywhere from one to two years in duration and culminates at the Easter Vigil Mass in full initiation with the celebration of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
The MQP Home Study program offers flexibility for busy family schedules. Families may join or cluster in homes with other families to share stories and learn about their faith. In order to accommodate busy schedules, families will coordinate their own meeting schedules. Families interested in clustering will be assisted with initial set up and have the opportunity to meet and choose materials. Please indicate your interest in clustering on the Faith Formation registration form. Those who take part in this program are asked to also take part in the parish-wide MQP Nites, which are held two times per year Prior to beginning, there will be an orientation session in October for parents/adults. Families will turn in Unit Review sheets as they progress through the curriculum.
|For Preschool ages 3-5, please click here for parent and student resources.|
|For Kindergarteners, please click here for parent and student resources.|
|For Elementary Grades 1-6, please click here for parent and student resources.|
|Find your weekly Family Time page here! It can be found in English, Vietnamese, Polish, Spanish and Portuguese on this site.|
Class time placements are "first come, first served" with priority
given to children of volunteer catechists.
Our curriculum has a wonderful set of websites with many family resources.
Online you will find a wealth of resources for children and parents alike! There are interactive games, worksheets and quizzes for students and relevant resource articles for parents.
Preschool Faith Formation Teacher teach Faith Formation class in the 3s, 4s, or Kindergarten program on Sunday mornings or Wednesday afternoons. Attend orientation and training meetings in the Fall. Weekly commitment Oct-May with breaks at Christmas and Easter.
Elementary Faith Formation teach Religious Education in Grades K thru 5 on Sunday mornings, Sunday afternoons, or Wednesday afternoons. Must have a willingness to learn and share your faith with others. Attend orientation and training meetings in the Fall and monthly meetings during the year. Weekly commitment Oct.-May.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) Team Members prepare and reflect on the week’s Scriptures using resources provided. An ability to relate the gospel message to the child’s life and the willingness to share faith joyfully with children of MQP is a must. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to set up the worship space. Training provided. Once a month commitment at the Mass you regularly attend. Oct to May with option to continue in the summer.
Summer Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) Help plan and implement VBC as a group leader, set designer, snack preparer, craft leader, shopper, or song leader. One week commitment plus preparations and planning.
Sacramental Preparation must have a willingness to learn and share your faith with children (2nd Grade or higher). Training provided.
Would you like to help lead “Breaking Open the Word” with kids who want to become Catholic? Commitment is just half an hour once a month! If you enjoy praying the Scriptures, laughing with kids and sharing your joyful faith, this easy and rewarding ministry is for you! This entails reflecting upon the Liturgy of the Word that the children experience on a given weekend Mass. All materials and training provided. Team members are eligible for full tuition scholarships to the Archdiocesan Catechetical Certification Program! Contact Mimi for more details.
Nursery We’re in need of babysitters to watch kids (10 months and up) while their parents are in Faith Formation classes or at Mass. Help with just one short event, or help with many! Weeks prior to the event, we e-mail you to find out your availability.
Background check and Safe Environment training required. Contact Jeannette Borges 425.391.1178 ext. 119 or Mimi Arima 425.391.1178 ext. 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!