The Vatican Express -- An Authentically Catholic Vacation Bible School


It may seem a bit early to be planning for this summer’s Vacation Bible School experience, but it’s never too early to tell our readers about great Catholic resources. For the past several years, we have touted the VBS programming provided by Growing with the Saints. And this year, I’m happy to highly recommend their latest program — The Vatican Express. With an imprimatur granted from Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, Growing with the Saints provides resources that are both theologically sound and kid-tested winners! My own home parish has used their curriculum for the past few summers with the result of greater engagement and increased attendance every year.

Here’s the blueprint for The Vatican Express:

Tour the Vatican Treasures! All about the Holy Father, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square, Sistine Chapel, Swiss Guard, Michelangelo, Children’s Eucharistic Adoration & more …

Campers… DON’T MISS THE BUS! Climb aboard The Vatican Express!

Meet your tour guide, a member of the Swiss Guard and uncover the Vatican treasures. First stop…St. Peter’s Square!

Explore St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

Meet and greet our Pope.

Get to know St. Peter and find out how the Church started.

Read about Saint Jerome (who translated the Bible), and his friend, Lion.

FUN is just around the corner. Step into sensational skits, exciting Bible stories, creative crafts and amazing music!

Fasten your seatbelts for the ride of your life! All Aboard the Vatican Express.

To learn more about Growing with the Saints and all of their tremendous Catholic Kidz Camp Programming, including this latest program, be sure to visit their website.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. I’m very interested in the VATICAN EXPRESS portion of your resources. Is it a separate program or included with the Saints program?

  2. Pingback: The Vatican Express — An Authentically Catholic Vacation Bible | Vatican Report

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