What is HFkids?
HFkids is our re-vamped Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the first half of Mass geared for kids from JK to grade 6. We have two great programs during the 9:30 and 11:00 Mass – Time Travellers for kids in grade 2 to 6 and Adventurers for kids in JK to grade 1.
Join us every Sunday! No registration required. Children will be called at the start of Mass and will return and join you at your pew during the collection time.
At Time Travellers, our youth will travel back in time to encounter Jesus and meet other heroes of the Bible. In this high-energy program, Time Travellers will learn how God’s Word can help them make wise choices, that they can trust God no matter what, and how to love God with their whole heart, soul and mind. Youth grades 2-6.
NEW FALL 2022! Adventurers is our new Children’s Liturgy program with a specially designed Gospel message for kids in JK to grade 1. In this fun, hands-on program, children will go on an adventure while they hear God’s Word, meet Jesus and discover that God knows them, loves them, is always with them AND wants to be their best friend.
Be Part of the HFKids Team!
Thinking of becoming a Catechist? Listen to the testimonies of our wonderful Catechists who serve every week, here:
HFkids Core Team Responsibilities & Positions
The Catechist is an energetic and passionate leader responsible for delivering the message series in an engaging and enthusiastic way in either Adventurers (JK-1) or Time Travellers (Gr2-6). All lessons are already prepared and any material needed would be ready for you on Sunsay.
The Crowd Minister is a gentle and attentive leader who sits with children, is present to their needs (washroom breaks & other supports), helps choose volunteers and encourages children to participate and share their responses throughout. The Tech person simply runs the PowerPoint during the program and is best suitable for a teen helper.
This is a great opportunity for our Intermediate Youth (Gr 7 & 8) to get engaged while assisting the Adventurers Catechist. The Helper is encouraged to interact with the children, help with the craft and help with tidy-up.
The HFkids Greeter serves at the parking lot entrance doors providing a warm welcome to our families as they arrive for Mass – providing visibility to our 2 programs while engaging with families and answering questions. The role switches once Mass begins to inviting & escorting children to the HFkids programs that may arrive after Mass begins.
If you are interested in planning and preparing the weekly lessons OR being the Sunday Coordinator please email Sue directly to find out more about these roles.
This is only the last two (out of five) weeks of Rebuilt Message Series 'Fear Not', we needed to use this series to catch up to the Church Reading.
Oct 6th 2019 - Launch for HFkids. We decided to start this series from the start so we were a few weeks behind the Church Readings. We plan to catch up with the next Message Series by Mid-November.
Message Series Outline - Parent Handout: Time Travelers Oct 6-Nov 10 Parent Summary
Kids Small Group
Advent (we only did week 1,2 & 3 of Advent. Week 3 was a social with crafts. Time Travellers goes on a longer Christmas Break),https://www.holyfamilywhitby.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/HFkids-Small-Group-Lesson-Grace-Wk-1.pdf, https://www.holyfamilywhitby.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Clothespin-Angel-Craft-Gr.-1-5.docx,
Week 3 Lesson, No Bible Reading (Video)
This is only the last two (out of five) weeks of the Rebuilt Message Series 'Tall Tails', as we needed to use this series to catch up to the Church Readings.
Oct 6th 2019 - Launch of HFkids. We decided to start this series from the start so we were a few weeks behind the Church Readings. We plan to catch up with the next Message Series by Mid-November.
Kids mall Group Welcome & Message Series Outline. HFkids Small Group Welcome Message & Series Outline.
- HFkids Small Group Lesson Plan wk 1, HFkids Small Group Wk 1 Bible Story - The Most Important Commandment (Matthew 22-34-40), Ten Commandments primary, Ten Commandments Intermediate
- HFkids Small Group Lesson Plan wk 2
- HFkids Small Group Lesson Plan wk 3, Armor of God Prayer HFkids Handout wk 3
- HFkids Small Group Lesson Plan wk 4,
- HFkids Small Group Lesson Plan wk 5-1, HFkids Small Group wk 5 Bible Story, HFkids Small Group Prayer Calendar
- HFkids Small Group Lesson Plan wk 6-1, HFkids Small Group Bible Reading Wk 6