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Families with Young Children

Families with Young Children

Join other families with young children for faith and fellowship. This is a great way to meet other parents to form friendships, prayer groups, or play groups.

Our Goals

  • To help parents grow in our Catholic Faith by providing opportunities for faith formation and worship in which children are welcome to attend along with their parents
  • To aid parents in teaching our children the Catholic Faith, including prayer and Catholic tradition, via events, crafts, and resources that are rooted in Catholic teaching, the liturgical seasons, and the lives of the saints
  • For parents to grow in fellowship and friendship with each other and, thus, strengthen our St. Maria Goretti Community.

Upcoming Events

Family Sunday Socials

First Sunday of the Month
Following the 9 a.m. Mass

All families are invited to the school playground following the 9 a.m. Mass every first Sunday of the month (weather-permitting) to meet other families and let the kids play. Stay for as long or as short as you'd like.

Visit to Fr. Scott's Family Farm

Saturday, October 15, 2022
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join Fr. Scott on a visit to his hometown of Plain, Wisconsin. Fr. Scott will start the day with Mass at the beautiful St. Luke Church at 9 a.m. Next, climb the hillside behind the church to the St. Anne Chapel. Finally, head over to Fr. Scott's parents' farm for lunch and fun. The kids will especially have fun playing by (or in) the little spring and checking out the tractor. Bring a side or dessert to share if you are able. Space is limited. Online sign up is required.

JPII in your PJs Party

Saturday, October 22, 2022
5:30 - 7 p.m.

All families with young children are invited to join us at our JPII in your PJs Party on Saturday, October 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Come wearing your PJs and enjoy pizza, a movie, prayer, and social time, while learning more about Saint John Paul II on his feast day, October 22. We will meet in the Parish Hall to watch a short children’s video about JPII, then pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the church, and then return to the Parish Hall for dessert, JPII trivia, and prizes.

Past Events

  • Visit to Fr. Scott's Family Farm - July 9, 2022
  • Lenten Event - April 9, 2022
  • Kick-Off Event - February 26, 2022


For more information, please email

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In gratitude for God’s generosity, we dedicate a sacrificial portion of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure to serve Christ and His Church by supporting the needs of our parish.