Children's Formation

Catholic Schools

All Springfield Catholic Central Schools from pre-K through 12th grades are starting registration for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information about the Springfield Catholic Schools, contact the Parish Office. Catholic Central's  web site is:  

K-6th - Catholic Central Elementary School (High St. Campus) Phone - 325-9204

7th.-8th. grades Catholic Central Junior High School Phone - 325-9204

9th.-12th. grades Catholic Central High School Phone - 325-9204

Parish School of Religion - Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)

Religious education classes provided for children who are not attending Catholic schools are held on Sunday 9:30 a.m. for grades PK-8 in the Middle School building. While parents are the first teachers, children gain from religious education and instruction so they can understand and appreciate their Catholic faith. Registration forms are available from the Parish Office. For more information contact Lucianne Lilienthal at 342-8861 ext. 516 or E-mail at

Click here for a copy of the registration form St. Teresa CCD Form (PDF)   

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, from September - May, are dismissed from the 11 a.m. Mass on Sundays to hear the Word of God proclaimed from the Lectionary for Children. Catechists lead the children through a reflection on the passages and a recitation of the Creed. This program allows the children to hear the Word of God on their own level, making it more comprehensible for them. They then return to their parents and join them in the Eucharistic celebration. For more information or contact Lucianne Lilienthal at 342-8861 ext.516 or E-mail at

Children's Catechumenate with Family

Based on the RCIA program, Children's Catechumenate with the Family is a family-centered program. If you wish to have your child initiated into the Catholic Church, but have not been actively practicing and wish to resume practicing, this process would be a great place for your family to journey together. The instructional sessions take place over the course of the standard school year. For more information contact Lucianne Lilienthal at 342-8861 ext.516 or E-mail at

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is developed to make learning the Bible fun for our youth through song, prayer and enlightening activity. Adult volunteers lead the children through a variety of activities that include music, Bible stories, crafts and games. The children have a great time learning about God, their faith and Scripture in a fun atmosphere with other children.

The Vacation Bible School is conducted during the 2nd week of July, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. There are groups for children entering K - 4th grade in the fall. The theme is new every year. The cost is just $20 per student for the week. Adult and teen helpers are needed, as well, to make the program a success. For more information call Lucianne Lilienthal at 342-8861 ext. 16 or E-mail at For Registration forms click (here).