Pre-School

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."  -- Proverbs 22:6

Pre-School

Just as one is never too old to learn, our children are also never too young to be formed in the Catholic faith.

From the moment they are baptized into the Catholic Church, our children become members of the body of Christ.  So as you tuck them into bed with a whispered prayer that God keep them safe; as your gently move their tiny hand to make the sign of cross on their forehead, chest, and shoulders; as you hang that children's cross on their bedroom wall, remember that they are already absorbing the importance of God in their lives.

Orla at the beach

Our Collaborative is blessed to have our very own registered therapy dog in attendance at many of our children's read-aloud sessions, walking group strolls, and other dog-friendly events.  Orla is an eight-year-old Golden Retriever whose human happens to be Kate McGrath, our Pastoral Care Coordinator and Faith Formation Coordinator for OLA Grades K-8.  Because Orla wants to share her many adventures with others, Kate has written down some of her stories in short, read-aloud books that are great introductions to the richness of our Catholic faith and what they mean to our daily lives.

Orla's Book Corner

Please feel free to download these mini-books and share them with others.

Adventures with Orla: Blessing of the Animals

Adventures with Orla: Blessing of the Animals