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Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) helps children learn about religion, while building a lifetime of memories and friendships. At our parish, VBS is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and it is a week long program (Monday through Friday) during the month of June.

During the VBS week, 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 activities that will help faith grow into real life.


  • 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.

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.


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.

VBS 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 and songs, sports activities, snack breaks, team lessons and 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. 

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.