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Vacation Bible School 

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2016 Vacation Bible School | Crocodile Dock

Where Fearless Kids Shine God's Light

Date: Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17

Time: 9 a.m. to Noon
Location: St. Mary Parish Hall

Grades: Pre-K through fifth grade

Theme: Crocodile Dock - Where Fearless Kids Shine God's Light

Vacation Bible School (VBS) helps children learn about religion, while building a lifetime of memories and friendships.


This summer, we will be having another fun-filled Vacation Bible School. Our Crocodile Dock - Where Fearless Kids Shine God's Light is going to be better than ever, and we are hoping that your child will be there to share in all of the excitement! 


Each day, your child will be a part of the fun Scripture based program they can see, hear, touch and even taste! Fun crafts, team-building games, great songs and tasty treats are just a few of the Crocodile Dock activities that will help faith grow into real life.

Vacation Bible School Teachers

Teachers at VBS are church staff, as well as church members volunteering their time. Many of the church members helping out with Vacation Bible School are parents and high school students.


Preschool through elementary school children benefit the most from Vacation Bible School. We also offer free childcare for volunteers who have children too young to attend VBS.




·         Children learn about religion through fun, age-appropriate activities.

·         Life lessons help every child learn how to be a good person and a friend to others.

·         Kids meet new friends who share their Catholic beliefs.



There is no charge to attend our Vacation Bible School program.



Although there is no cost for this program, you must pre-register your child for this life-changing adventure. To help us plan, please fill out the registration form as soon as possible.

Registration Deadline: June 5, 2016

Vacation Bible School Themes and Activities

VBS program chooses one theme for the week. This theme is creatively adapted to God's word. A typical day at Vacation Bible School may include:


·    Prayer

·    Bible stories

·    Arts and crafts

·    Games

·    Skits

·    Music & Songs

·    Sports activities

·    Snack breaks

·    Team lessons

·    Character-building activities

Volunteering for Vacation Bible School

Our parish VBS relies on volunteers to help with various aspects of the program. Volunteers are needed to assure a safe environment with adequate adult supervision. Please call St. Mary Parish Office at 724-548-7649 if you would like to help with this year's VBS. 


You can help with snacks, crafts, registration, setting up, breaking down, storytelling, coordinating other volunteers and more; or, if you prefer a hands-off approach, we accept donations of items such as crafts and decorations related to the VBS theme or monetary donations to help defray the cost of these items.

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