At Saint Mary’s, we are committed to the spiritual formation of our Middlers (6 – 8 grade), and our Guiding RAY program provides fun, interactive and spiritual instruction for Pre K-8th grade. Our classes are designed to both appeal to and offer our children an opportunity to learn key bible stories and to develop their relationship with God.
Our program theme in 2017-18 is “Who is my Neighbor?” and we will explore this theme by discussing stories and enriching them with projects and opportunities to put our love of God into action.
On the first Sunday of each month, we will hold a Faith Family worship service at 10:00 a.m. (the first one will be November 5th). Middlers will be invited to participate in the service and there will be ways for them to interact and explore at the front of the sanctuary. Our goal is to encourage Middlers to feel as comfortable as possible for the entire service.
Regular Guiding RAY Schedule: early September – mid June
9:45 am: Families gather for fellowship in Classroom area or Youth Room (lower level of Parish House)
10 am: Guiding RAY classes begin (lower level of Parish House)
10:40 am: Children are brought to Church to join their families for Communion
Guiding RAY Coordinators: Megan Akers, Director, GuidingRAY@smary.org; 415-4260; Heather Gale, firstname.lastname@example.org, 899-3560; Julie Otte, email@example.com, 781-2322
Volunteer with us! We are always in need of more leaders and assistant leaders for our many formation programs and the new structure is designed to make it easy to be involved. Want to help, but don’t know how? Would you like to work with a certain age group? Want to work behind the scenes? There are tasks for all, whether you wish to serve once a week, once a month or once a year. FMI: Megan Akers at Guiding RAY@smary.org.