Adult & Family
Little Lambs Childcare Ministry
The Little Lambs Childcare Ministry is a free weekly program that serves all children from walking age through Kindergarten in the St. Charles 3K classroom during the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Sunday Masses, as well as other select events held at St. Charles such as young adult formation groups. Children are introduced to Christ through playtime, crafts, coloring pages, stories, music, and snack. The staff of Little Lambs is made up of qualified childcare Team Leaders and parish volunteer teen and adult helpers. Two adults are always on duty while the program is in session. More volunteers are always welcome! Those interested in helping or looking for more information about Little Lambs Childcare Ministry can contact Nancy Neuser, Director of Adult and Family Ministry. Safeguarding All God’s Children Training is required for volunteers 18 and older.
Following the example of Mary, the Mother of God, and her cousin Elizabeth, Elizabeth Ministries work to further the sacredness of life, recognizing that motherhood is one of the most sacred occasions given by God. The Elizabeth Ministry encourages, celebrates, prays, and shares on behalf of the parish, to support women during times of pregnancy, birth, adoption, infant crisis, miscarriage, infertility, and parenting.
Women who volunteer for this ministry are fellow parishioners who enjoy visiting and helping other women as a friend during the joys and sorrows of childbearing. They deliver gift baskets to families filled with donations from parish members as a reminder of the church community that cares for and supports the family in times of motherhood. If you wish to help or donate to the Elizabeth Ministry’s donation baskets, monetary donations are also accepted in addition to items for the family. You can also donate your time to help make or deliver baskets to parishioners. For more information or to become involved, contact Nancy Neuser, Director of Adult and Family Ministry.