Children’s Religious Education

Children’s Religious Education

Children’s Religious Education programs are shared with Holy Family Parish. They are focused on sacramental preparation and are organized for elementary school and middle school.


At St. Robert, the preparation for First Eucharist is done in an all-parish program involving families whose children attend parochial school and those whose children attend public school. It is a family-centered program in which parents play a very important role in their child’s formation. The program includes large group preparation sessions, home study materials and a liturgical celebration (“First Communion”) in late April or early May. For details, contact the St. Robert Parish Office, or (414) 332-1164, ext. 3010.


Children’s Liturgy of the Word

St. Robert provides Children’s Liturgy of the World to children age 3 to 3rd grade at the 8:30am Family Mass. Prior to the first reading, children are invited to the altar for a blessing, then led from the main church to the Community Room downstairs. There, they hear the Word of God in terms appropriate to their age. They return to church during the Presentation of the Gifts. For more information, please contact Caitlin Raether at (414) 332-1164 ext. 3014, or

Altar Server Training

Fifth-graders and older are invited to become altar servers. Please contact the Parish Office, (414) 332-1164, for more information.

Middle School Religious Education

Religious Education for students in 5th – 8th grade is offered on Sunday mornings, from 9:40am-10:50am, at St. Robert Parish. Registration forms are available in the Parish Office.

Several evenings per year, free social opportunities are offered and are open to all 7th and 8th graders at St. Robert and Holy Family Parishes and their friends from other schools. It is a Catholic middle school youth experience created to meet the educational, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of 7th and 8th graders. As part of our middle school offerings, and in addition to fun social gatherings, a NET Mini-Retreat will be offered on Friday evening, January 24, 2020 from 4:30pm-8:30pm at Holy Family. Kids from all four North Shore schools and parishes, including St. Monica and St. Eugene, are invited and welcome to participate. You are encouraged to get your kids involved in this fun, laid-back group that mixes social and spiritual fun. Questions? Contact the St. Robert Parish Office, or (414) 332-1164, ext. 3010.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Vacation Bible School is a combined effort between St. Robert and Holy Family Parishes. This camp is open to campers entering 4K through 4th grade in the fall. Students in 5th and 6th grades can sign up to participate as junior counselors. All 7th and 8th grade students can serve as camp counselors and high school students are eligible to act as group leaders.

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Volunteers are needed to make our religious ed. program successful. Parents are asked to volunteer for two activities a year.

A Volunteer Form may be obtained from the Parish Office. Both the child’s Middle School Religious Ed Registration and your Volunteer forms need to be returned in order for your registration to be considered complete.


Contact the St. Robert Parish Office, or (414) 332-1164, ext. 3010.

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