ST BART’S PROGRAM (For God’s children with Autism) 1st – 7th
Our Lady of Hope Parish offers a Faith Formation Program for children with Special Needs.
Our St Bart’s Program is specifically designed to walk with your child through their faith journey and prepare them to become full functioning members of the Catholic Faith.
St Bart’s Beginners (Age 5-8)
This group meets 10:15am to 11am every other Sunday in our Parish Center. This is an interactive program which prepares your child for the next level of Faith Formation. The St Bart’s Beginners Program offers your child the opportunity to know God and develop a relationship with Him without the restrictions of a formal classroom setting.
St Bart’s Communion Prep (Age 7 & older. Based on child’s needs)
At this stage, your child is comfortable enough to interact in a classroom setting and Parents are welcome to attend class with their child as we prepare them to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. This group meets every other Sunday from 9am – 10am
St Bart’s Confirmation Prep (Age 12 & older. Based on child’s needs)
Continuing in a comfortable classroom setting, our Confirmation Prep class is designed to increase your child’s knowledge of their Catholic Faith and prepare them to be fully received in the Church. This group meets every other Sunday from 9am – 10am.
This offering continues to be a success with families who have special needs children, specifically autism. The program grew out of one child’s desire to learn about God. This is a bi-weekly offering. You can register for classes online at which time you will be contacted by Mrs. Kim Forte who runs the program.
Our Lady of Hope Parish offers an Inclusion Mass at 9:00am on the Third Sunday of Every Month. For more information, click the link below.
PROGRAM REGISTRATION (New Students)
For Individuals and Families of Children with Special Needs.
The Catholic Church wants all people of various abilities to feel welcome and to participate in the life of the Church. Catholics with disabilities have a right to actively participate in the Eucharist as full functioning members of the local Church. This Mass is adapted to meet the needs of those joining us for the celebration by following the requirements for a Children’s Mass that offers limited sensory stimulation.
Our Lady of Hope Parish offers an Inclusion Mass at 9:00am on the third Sunday of every month.
For additional information on our St Bart’s Program and Inclusion Masses at OLOH and around the Diocese, click HERE.