Vacation Bible School

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis


Vacation Bible School at Holy Cross Parish!

What is Vacation Bible School?

Each summer, our Holy Cross community spends a week with children, teens, and adults sharing songs, crafts, games, acting, and prayers as we learn about our Catholic faith. Children are in small groups led by our amazing teens and they move through stations during our mornings, experiencing Christ in music, crafts, games, and story. We learn passages from the Bible, we meet new saints each day, and we grow closer to one another as we build our community.

Congratulations on an amazing VBS week!

July 10-14, 2023

After four years without our yearly Vacation Bible School, we happily embarked on our VBS pilgrimage this summer! Our theme was, "Heading to the Holy Land," meaning that we creatively and spiritually followed Jesus through his life's locations. From Bethlehem to Jerusalem, we had an amazing journey together!

Ultreya! Suseya!


Thank you to the leaders who made this week extraordinary with their dedication and love!

Thank you also to the families who committed to being a part of our first VBS since 2019. We appreciate your support so very much!

We hope that your family can join us next summer!




Please email Andrea Swanson with any questions:

All are welcome!

Learn more about Holy Cross's past Vacation Bible Schools. Click here!








At-Home Faith Resources for Your Family

In addition to Vacation Bible School, this page is filled with resources for you and your family! Please use all of the videos and resources below to guide your family in lots and lots of faith activities throughout the summer!

If you would like to take a photo of your family completing one or more activity, we would love to share these images with our community! Please send images to our Director of Religious Education, Andrea Swanson, at If you have your own ideas for crafts, games, prayer activities, skits, etc., please email Andrea at the above email address!

May your family's summer be filled with FAITH and FUN!!


Bible Story Videos:

Dressing up as Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Saint Videos and Coloring Pages:

Displaying Mosaic Chalk Art Project



Working on the Fingerprint Cross craft

Sing Along with Ashley and Amanda Videos:

Our Past VBS Songs:

Fun Snacks:

Please continue to check on this website throughout the summer.

We will keep on adding material for you!

If you're interested in helping to add material to this site, please contact Andrea Swanson at

Our Holy Cross Community having Summer Faith Fun!!





The children gather in groups for the start of our day.
The children gather in groups for the start of our day.
The children rotate through stations, like crafts.
The children rotate through stations, like crafts.
Each day, we had special visitors to our group,
Each day, we had special visitors to our group,
like Father Mark
like Father Mark
and St. Peter!
and St. Peter!

Questions? Contact Andrea Swanson at 503-206-8069 or at