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.

No Vacation Bible School 2022, but we've got you covered!

Join us for Family Faith Fun!

We won't be having a full VBS this summer, due to COVID-19 and our limited parish gathering space. We want to keep you and your families healthy and happy, so we aren't hosting the usual VBS for a full week.

But, we want to continue to provide you with resources to enrich your family's summer!

Families can gather in person at Holy Cross for three family events this summer:

 

June 12

July 6

August 14

 

Each gathering lasts from 10 am to 1 pm.

Please join us for the whole time or for whatever segment your schedule allows.

Come to Mass with us on June 12 and August 14, and all throughout the summer!

Each gathering is FREE and is filled with games, songs, skits, and more!

Please RSVP with Andrea Swanson if you'd like to join us: aswanson@archdpdx.org All are welcome!

 

At-Home Faith Resources for Your Family

In addition to these gatherings, our Vacation Bible School page here 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 aswanson@archdpdx.org. 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

Games:

Crafts:

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 aswanson@archdpdx.org.

Our Holy Cross Community having Summer Faith Fun!!

 

 

 

 

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

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 aswanson@archdpdx.org.