Sister of St. Joseph Catherine Gibbons is holding a harvest program for children ages 3 to 5 on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31.
During the autumn season, emphasis is often placed on ghosts, goblins, witches and haunting, which many parents don’t want their young children exposed to, said Sister Gibbons, who is faith-formation coordinator at St. John’s Parish in Clyde, St. Patrick’s Parish in Savannah and St. Michael’s Parish in Lyons.
The goal of the program is to “bring people with small children to something small children can enjoy that’s connected to church,” Sister Gibbons said.
At the harvest program, Sister Gibbons will read The Pumpkin Patch Parable, a children’s book comparing a pumpkin’s growth to the way people grow and thrive in God’s love. After the story, children will make an autumn-themed craft and share a snack of cookies, milk, juice and crackers. Children shouldn’t wear Halloween costumes to the program, although they may bring them for show and tell if they want, Sister Gibbons said.
The program will run from 1-2:30 p.m. each day and will be held Oct. 30 at St. John’s School, 43 West DeZeng St. in Clyde, and Oct. 31 at St. Michael’s parish hall, which is located at the corner of Phelps and Holley streets in Lyons.
For more information contact St. John’s at 315/923-3941 or St. Michael’s at 315/946-4182.