Children’s Faith

The Catholic Communities of Dayton offer several opportunities to assist parents in the faith formation of their children. There are two main programs:

Mother Brunner Catholic School

Please visit the school website for additional information.

Religious Education Classes

Sunday morning, during the traditional school year, we offer weekly religion classes at both Precious Blood Church and St. Paul Parish for those children who attend public schools.

Religious Education Classes

  • Pre-K through 8th Grade
    Sundays 9:00am – 10:15am at St. Paul Parish, (SP)
    Sundays 10:00am – 11:15am at Precious Blood Church, (PB)
  •  Registration is required. See below.

Contact Kristi Gaston ( for further information.

Sacramental Preparation

Parents/guardians must provide their child’s baptismal record upon registering for First Reconciliation & First Eucharist.

Children must also have at least one year of a religious education class prior to registering for First Reconciliation & First Eucharist.

  • First Reconciliation & First Eucharist Registration
  • Confirmation Registration
     – NOTE: Our youth minister, Shane Legg, is in charge of the Confirmation Program. Please visit the Youth Ministry link for more information.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy is offered at Precious Blood Church and St. Paul Parish. All children age 5 through grade 5 are invited to be dismissed following the Opening Prayer in church. A trained catechist will lead the children with the Sunday readings from the Children’s Lectionary which is then followed by discussion.  The children return to church during for the offertory.

Sharing our Faith

You’ve heard the saying: Out of the mouths of babes.  It’s amazing the insight our children have!  Consider being a catechist or an aide to experience those moments either in the classroom or by leading Children’s Liturgy of the Word.

Requirements to begin:

  1. be fully initiated into the Catholic church (meaning baptized, communion, and confirmed)
  2. attend a Child Protection Virtus training session
  3. submit information for a Background Check