Wednesday Traditional Formation Program
In alignment with the USCCB and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Our Lady of the Lakes Parish provides Catholic Religious Education (CRE) formation classes for all children of the parish in 1st-8th grades on Wednesday evenings during the public school year. In addition, we provide High School Traditional CRE classes on Sunday mornings. Please see the Family Program tab for more informaiton about high school CRE classes.
Classes: CRE Classes run from September through April every year. Wednesday evening times are 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday night classes always start with music and an Opening Prayer. Each class will have the opportunity to plan and lead an Opening Prayer Service.
Retreats: Children in grades 7-11 must attend a retreat during the CRE year. Confirmation Retreats are only for those in the final year of Confirmation preparation. There are several opportunities provided each year for both Middle and High School students. Permission slips/Registration forms for Retreats will be in parents folders at Orientation in September and thereafter on this website. There is a $15 Retreat fee per student in 7-10th grades. This fee covers one retreat and is generally paid when registering for CRE.
VBS - Life is wild, God is Good: At ROAR Totally Catholic VBS, kids discover that even though life gets wild, God is Good! ROAR is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch and even taste! Team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Plus, we'll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life - something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot! The kids will also participate in a special project, through a program called Connecting Kids to Justice, that will provide clean water to kids and families around the world. So marke these dates on your calendar: June 17 to June 21, 2019, from 12:10 pm to 3:30 pm here at Our Lady of the Lakes. VBS Registration forms are available at the Parish Office.