This summer, children can ride the Queen of Heaven Express with Catholic Kidz Camp. This innovative vacation bible school program, developed by Growing with the Saints and Family Rosary, connects the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary with today’s youth in a fun and spiritually moving way. It is now available for order by directors of religious education, parish priests, catechists and others who instruct children.
This year’s program, entitled “Tracking Mary: Mysteries & Messages,” features the Queen of Heaven Express – a special holy train traveling to the faraway places around the globe visited by Our Blessed Mother: Lourdes, Fatima, Guadalupe, England and Ireland. Children discover how Mary brings us closer to Jesus through the power of the Rosary. Mysteries and Messages are revealed at each stop.
Catholic Kidz Camp is more than a vacation bible school. The program focuses on Catholic identity and teaches the Bible from the Catholic perspective. It introduces saints as faith heroes and heroines while encouraging family prayer through a daily Rosary.
Growing with Saints developed this special vacation bible school and partnered with Family Rosary to offer the program to Catholics everywhere. Family Rosary was founded by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., also known as the “Rosary Priest.” The Sainthood candidate is remembered for saying, “The Family That Prays Together Stays Together.”
The 2017 Catholic Kidz Camp is a complete program with everything religious educators need to lead a five-day vacation bible school. It includes:
- 10 separate camp leader guides
- Clipart and resource CD
- 2 music CDs and action song DVD
- 4 grade-level Bible and faith formation lessons
- 4 Mary’s Messages storybooks
- “The Day the Sun Danced” DVD
- Catholic Kidz Crafts
- Skits and themed snack suggestions
- Service project
- Take-home Family Catechesis
The program retails for $269 and can be ordered online at www.GrowingWithTheSaints.com or by calling 864-599-5697 or 864-580-0237.
Growing with the Saints, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Melissa Kaiser with help from her mother and sisters, in response to parents, religious educators and priests who were searching for a completely Catholic vacation bible school. The company wrote and published a new program specifically for Catholics. Growing with the Saints is committed to handing down the Catholic faith received from Jesus and the apostles.
Family Rosary, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, is a member ministry of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Faithful to Mary, the Mother of God, Family Rosary encourages family prayer, especially the Rosary. Its founder, Father Peyton, was one of the most influential American Catholic priests of the 20th century and encouraged millions of people to pray the Rosary daily. In the spirit of its founder, Servant of God Patrick Peyton, Holy Cross Family Ministries helps families pray together, especially the Rosary. For more information, call 800-299-7729 or visit www.FamilyRosary.org.