December 2018

Dear Parents/Grandparents/Guardians of St. Benedict’s Church Youth,

Welcome to our new school year! We will continue with the same format this year with Sunday School taking place during the 10:30 a.m. service from approximately 10:45 – 11:20. We will gather together just before the First Reading begins during the service and teachers will lead students to the classroom. Our teachers this year are Caroline Madden, Johannah Renfroe and Carla Whiting teaching the elementary and middle school students, ages 4-12 twice per month.  Older children are welcome to join in as teachers, if they like! 

Sunday School, Ages 4-12

This year we will use Seasons of the Spirit, a lectionary-based curriculum design for a multi-age group.  We will also engage the youth in a year-long activity to “Build a Church” where they will help us build and decorate a church structure in the Sunday School room.  Various lessons throughout the year will integrate our building to the Scripture in a truly fun and memorable way!

Acolyte Program

For the Sundays when the children will not gather for Sunday School, they are invited to participate as acolytes and serve on the altar with Father Ed and the other ministers.  Please contact Fr. Ed and Paul Conroy for more details.

Youth Bible Study

At this point, Youth Bible Study will not meet on Sunday morning this year; however, if your child has interest, please let Johannah Renfroe know so she can continue to monitor and gauge the needs among our youth.

As always, parents are welcome to join any class and participate.  We will also open the classrooms to any member of the congregation who would like to lead a lesson and who has completed the Safeguarding God’s Children training. If you have an idea or need the training, please speak to Johannah Renfroe.

If you have any questions about the plan for the 2018-2019 school year, please email Johannah Renfroe at

For God’s Kids,
Johannah Renfroe, Caroline Madden & Carla Whiting

Click below to see the 2018-2019 Schedule