Family Ministries

For more information on any of these programs, contact our Minor Canon for Family Ministries, the Rev. Morgan Mercer Ladd at mladd@incarnationgc.org

Lent and Easter for Kids

Ash Wednesday for Kids Wednesday, March 6 at 4pm A developmentally appropriate contemplative worship service with the imposition of ashes--a reminder for people young and old that we come from God and we will one day return to God.

Passion (Palm) Sunday for Kids Sunday, April 14 at 10am Join us for a lively intergenerational invitation to the spirituality of Holy Week through storytelling and a special Easter egg craft for people of all ages. Together we will explore the Ukrainian "Legend of the Easter Eggs" and decorate our own traditional Easter eggs to take home as a reminder that God promises to turn sorrow into joy.

Good Friday for Kids Friday, April 19 at 4pm An interactive exploration of Jesus's journey to the cross and the resurrection through vibrant imagery, movement, and prayer.

Easter for Kids and Annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 21 at 9:15am We will have an Easter for Kids celebration at our 9:15am Mass, followed by the annual "Cathedral Easter Egg Hunt" for children of all ages. We will have special prizes and a visit from not just one but two magical friends! Which ones? You'll have to join us to find out!

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Cathedral for Kids

A Service for the Young and the Young at Heart

Sundays at 9:15am beginning on September 16th, 2018

Join us each week for a family worship service that includes interactive music, Scripture-reading, storytelling, and communion. This abbreviated service is suitable for everyone and will focus teaching on themes that connect our liturgical life to spiritual growth and social learning.

Location:

Cathedral of the Incarnation

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Fellowship in Faith

For Families

Sundays, 10am to 11am

Fellowship in Faith is an intergenerational fellowship and enrichment opportunity for people of all ages. For families with children ages 2-12, Fellowship in Faith offers a rotation-based Sunday School curriculum that involves the exploration of children’s spiritual lives through art, storytelling, music and movement.

Parents are invited to join their children in the classroom for observation and participation, or they can enjoy a cup of coffee, catch up with friends, or attend one of the adult enrichment classes on offer. For more information about adult enrichment, click here

Location:

Mercer School of Theology

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Parents Forum: Celebrating Communion

April 28 to May 12 during Fellowship in Faith

Join us for this four-part Communion instruction seminar, in which both parents and children come to understand the components of Eucharist. We will engage in dialogue about the important role that Communion plays in shaping our faith and worship. This session is appropriate for school-aged children who wish to participate in "Communion Celebration Sunday" on May 19, 2019.

Sunday April 7 is for parents only, and then parents and children will come together for subsequent classes on April 28, May 5, and May 12.

Parents Forum: Growing Pains

Sunday, April 28 and May 5 at 10am during Fellowship in Faith

Growing up is not easy for anyone--not for kids, and certainly not for parents! In this special, two-part series, we'll be discussing how we can call upon the resources of our faith, not only to help children navigate important transitions but also to help parents and caregivers adjust to the changes that happens in our lives as they grow. This class is led by our Family Ministries team, the Rev. Morgan Mercer Ladd and Kate Akerman and it is open to parents and caregivers of all ages (even adult children!)

Location:

Mercer School of Theology

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Cathedral Youth

Second Sundays of the month 10am to 11am, plus monthly activities

Cathedral Youth (CY) is a fellowship and formation program for young adults ages 12-16. CY gathers for First Sundays, a space for exploring Scripture and spiritual practices on Sunday mornings during Fellowship and Faith.

CY also gathers monthly for a variety of service and fellowship activities. Join us as we volunteer at a local CSA farm, go rock climbing, explore NYC, and engage our faith through service to our community.

Location:

Mercer School of Theology

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Confirmation

Deadline to declare intention: Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Young adults ages 13, 14, 15, or 16 are invited to discern with their parents and clergy persons about their readiness to enter the Catechumenate, a traditional preparation program for Confirmation, Reception, or Baptism.

The Catechumenate at the Cathedral involves a three-part intergenerational class offered in Advent, Lent, and Eastertide. Study in the Catechumenate will lead to Confirmation at the Easter Vigil in the Cathedral.

The requirements for young adults to enter the Catechumenate are:

  • A written letter from the aspiring catechumen addressed to Father Michael Delaney, Canon Pastor, declaring intent to make an adult profession of faith at Confirmation and to select a ministry within the church
  • A formal meeting with a member of the Cathedral Clergy for both parents and the young person to discuss the process and discern readiness
  • An identified adult sponsor who will attend Catechumenate classes and guide the discerning young person in exploring their spiritual life

To begin the process of discerning for the Catechumenate, please contact Rev. Morgan Mercer Ladd at mladd@incarnationgc.org.