Rochester Diocese parishes to resume vacation Bible schools
With many COVID-19 restrictions lifted, many parishes are resuming in-person vacation Bible school programs this summer. The following parishes have posted information in their bulletins and on their websites about their upcoming programs. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.
- Children entering prekindergarten to fifth grade this fall can sign up for St. John of Rochester, Fairport's', vacation Bible school program called “The Holy Trinity,” which will take place July 12-16 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. During that same week, students entering sixth to eighth grades are invited to participate in Music, Mass and Ministry, a weeklong camp to help introduce ways in which youths can share their talents with their church community at Mass as well as to teach youths what it means to be selfless, generous members of the church through participating in projects around the church.
- St. Lawrence Church, Greece, will offer its vacation Bible school program July 12-16 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. This year’s program is titled “Gospel Express.”
- St. Marianne Cope Parish, Henrietta/Rush, is offering the opportunity for children in pre-K 4 through fifth grade to attend its vacation Bible school program July 6-9 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at St. Joseph Church in Rush.
- Children in pre-K to eighth grade will go on an adventure with Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford’s, vacation Bible school program “Wilderness Adventure through the Sacraments” July 12-16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.
- St. John the Evangelist Church, Spencerport’s, vacation Bible school program will take place Aug. 9-13. This year’s theme is Rocky Railroad, and all children ages 4 to those entering sixth grade are invited to participate.
- Children will learn how to be peacemakers in St. Kateri Parish, Irondequoit’s, vacation Bible school program called “Peace Lab: Where Children Discover God’s Way of Peace” July 19-23 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the Christ the King campus. The program is open to students in pre-K 4 to sixth grade.
- St. Rita Church, Webster, will offer its vacation Bible school to students ages 4 to 10 July 26-30 from 1 to 3 p.m. each day. This year’s program is titled “Joy.”
- St. Leo Church, Hilton, will offer its vacation Bible school to students ages 4 to 12 July 26-30.
- St. Monica Church, Rochester, is offering its vacation Bible school Aug. 16-20.
- St. Catherine of Siena, Mendon, is offering a family vacation Bible school called “Attitude of Gratitude” Aug. 16-19 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day.
- Children ages 4 to 10 will go on a deep-sea adventure, exploring the depths of God’s love at Holy Trinity Church, Webster’s, vacation Bible school called “Mission: Deep Seas.” The program will take place July 12-15 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
- St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Rochester will hold its vacation Bible school July 12-16.
- St. Theodore Church, Gates will hold a three-day mini Bible camp entitled Theo's Power Lab: Discover Jesus' Miraculous Power, July 26-28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day. The camp is for children ages 4 to 12.
- In order to maintain COVID guidelines,St. Francis & St. Clare, Waterloo/Seneca Falls, and Our Lady of Peace, Geneva, will present a morning session and an evening session for its vacation Bible school Aug. 9-13 at St. Francis/St. Clare ministry center in Waterloo. This year’s theme is “Rocky Railway” and will include Bible stories, a stop at the imagination station, music, games and more.
- Students in kindergarten thriough fifth-grade are invited to register for St. Patrck Church, Victor, vacation Bible School entitled Jesus' Power Pulls Us Through, July 19-23 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.