This worship program is offered to preschoolers (ages 3-5), as well as older children in grades K-3 who attend the 9:00 and 11:00 am Sunday Masses during the school year. Children are invited to follow our catechists to the Meeting Rooms to experience the Liturgy of the Word in a manner which they can understand and embrace. Discussion and prayer are part of this worship experience. Adult catechists and adult and teen assistants are needed to support this vital ministry. No prior experience needed. All materials are provided.
We are always looking for new CLOW Catechists! If you are interested in helping teach Children’s Liturgy of the Word, please contact us in the Parish Office.
FREE, professional babysitting is now available during 9:00 am Mass for children ages 1-3. We encourage all of our young families to bring their children to Mass and take advantage of these opportunities to enrich their faith and yours!
Parents are asked to come to the Lower Level of the Spiritual Center by 8:45 am to sign-in their child(ren) before Mass. Mary Beth Kalal is our staff babysitter. Mary Beth has completed the Cleveland Diocesan Virtus training and has served as a child care provider for young children for 20+ years.
If you are interested or plan to bring your child(ren) to babysitting at 9 a.m., please complete this form.
Boys and girls in grades 6 and up (from St. Hilary School, P.S.R., or home schooled) assist the priest at weekend liturgies by serving at the altar of God. Adult servers are needed for weekday Masses and funerals.
Family Catechesis is a home-school PSR program which provides instructional guides, grade-level specific text books and online resources. Parents will be assigned specific themes of Catholicism monthly to teach their children at home. Families come together one Sunday morning each month to examine these themes through prayer, games, stories, and activities. All participants are encouraged to participate in our Monday night PSR seasonal events such as the Christmas Pageant, Mardi Gras, Stations of the Cross, and Choose Life presentations.
This small Christian community of women of diverse ages meets for prayer, faith sharing, and study. In addition, a few service and social activities are planned throughout the year. Bring along young children for a supervised “playdate” with our babysitter. Mothers with infants are also welcome.
“I enjoy Family Life so much because it is a group of incredible, spiritual women who are all so inspiring. They and the studies we do help me live a Christ-centered life. It is like attending a mini-retreat on Monday mornings!” –Julie Angle
“As a mother, I feel that I have grown up spiritually with the women of Family Life. The faith formation and sisterly fellowship that the group provides are an invaluable resource that supports my vocation and a wife and role as a mom!” – Joya Hart
CONTACT:Parish Office: 330-867-1055 or email@example.com
The Family Spirituality Committee plans and presents short, one-time happenings and activities based on the liturgical seasons. Most events take place on Sunday mornings after Mass. These opportunities allow individuals and families to embrace Catholic culture while sharing fellowship and on-going faith formation.
CONTACT: Sign up to receive email notifications of upcoming events by contacting Jeannie Hohlefelder at (330) 867-1055, ext. 213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Hilary School is a proud two-time recipient of the U.S.Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Award for excellence in education. The school received the honor for the first time in 2001, and most recently received the distinction in 2008. Established in 1959, St. Hilary School proudly celebrates a tradition of excellence in Catholic education spanning more than 50 years.
St. Hilary’s Parish School of Religion (PSR) begins with kindergarten through Gr. 8 (Monday evenings from 6:45-8 p.m. in the St. Hilary School building).
To register for PSR, please come to the Religious Education Office in the Spiritual Center for forms and bring a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate, names and numbers of family/friend contacts (including medical professionals) for emergency medical forms, and a check for tuition. (Financial assistance is available.)
Junior Ambassadors for Life is an interactive and thought-provoking Pro-Life organization for all parish 8th graders. Participants take an in-depth look at both sides of the debate on abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia by reading and discussing articles, as well as interviewing local and national figures who are involved with these issues. Students also learn what the Catholic Church teaches about each issue so that they will be able to form their own conscience with the fullness of truth.
Time commitment: One or Two Sundays each month, October – February
This Montessori-based program for 3-6 year olds combines the teaching of Hebrew Scholars, Scripture studies, and Roman Catholic Liturgy and doctrine. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd believes that there is a deep bond between God and children, which produces in them a desire to draw near to Him.
Do you want your preschooler:
To love listening to the Scriptures?
To know Jesus talks to them at all times through their daily activities?
To learn how to value quiet time with the Lord?
To understand the Mass more fully?
Level I (for 3-6 year olds) For 2022-23, St. Hilary Church is offering a Level I Atrium Session once a week for children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old. NOTE: Children must be potty-trained and able to follow simple instructions. Thursdays 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Lower level of the Spiritual Center. Tuition is $60 per child for the year.
Vacation Bible School provides a unique way for children of the parish to learn about and celebrate their faith through Bible stories, exercise, music, games, and crafts. Anyone who loves children and enjoys involving them in these activities is encouraged to volunteer. Both adult and student volunteers (5th grade or higher) are needed to make Vacation Bible School a success.
CONTACT:Parish Office: 330-867-1055 or email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE for this summer’s VBS! June 11-14, 2023
All girls are invited to join Daisies, Brownies or Girl Scouts. Currently, more than 200 girls participate. The Girl Scout program works to improve the girls’ self-esteem and their relationships with others. It emphasizes service to our church and community.
TIME COMMITMENT: There are many opportunities for adults to participate in Daisies, Brownies or Girl Scouts.
CONTACT:Parish Office: 330-867-1055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Catholic Church, the Diocese of Cleveland and St. Hilary Parish hold the protection of children as one of their highest priorities. To this end, the Diocese of Cleveland adopted a Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse in 2003 and updated it in 2007 and 2016. This policy requires that education and training in the recognition and prevention of sexual abuse towards minor children be given to all Diocesan employees and to all volunteers who come in regular contact with children. This program is titled VIRTUS.