Vacation Bible School

The St. Josaphat Vacation Bible School program is a fun way for children from ages 4-10 to learn about Jesus and the stories from the Bible. The children start out their days by meeting in the gym at 8:45 in the morning. They play games, listen to a story from the Bible, eat a special snack, learn and sing songs, and make crafts. Each of these activities corresponds with the theme- Jesus Rescues Us: Shipwrecked. Each age group is separated into four colors: red, purple, blue, and orange. They split off just after the morning gathering activity to start their daily rotation. After completing their rounds, all of the groups join again to pray and sing the theme song, "Never Let Go of Me," before leaving at 11:30.

Here are what a few kids have to say about the camp:

"I think that it's good, and I like it because we have music and we make crafts." -Bobby Horenkamp (age 5)

"We learn a lot about Jesus, and it's really fun." -Brian Patton (age 5)

"It's fun. My favorite part of Vacation Bible School is going to the park to play games." -Mariana Storino (age 5)

"I like it because I come back to school and learn about Jesus, and make crafts." -Penelope Bradford (age 4)

"We make crafts and take them home. I give them to my mommy. She loves them. I need a little help making mine sometimes but the big kids help me." -Luke Wesley (age 4)

"I like it because we have a lot of crafts and activities."
-Grace O'Neil (age 10)

"What I like about Vacation Bible School is that there are a lot of fun activities and they are really fun."
-Whitney Kelly (age 8)

"There are different stations and we can learn different things."
-Lauren Steele (age 9)

"I like the fun activities and the crafts that we do and the games outside, and I like that after Bible School, we do a prayer and a dance and then go home."
-Lara Fairfield, (age 8)

"We do fun skits to learn about bible stories."
-Graham Spuhler (age 8)

BY Ava Lobaugh, SJS Class of 2018

Important Upcoming Dates! l

Saturday, July 28 - 5pm College Sendoff Mass & Reception

September 8-9 - Septemberfest

Women's Club 
Book Discussion
Women's Book Discussion on Brene Brown's Gifts of Imperfection on Saturday, July 21st, 9:00 - 11:30 am in the rectory.

Contact Kim Nugent ( or Chrissy Scott ( for more information.
Men's Spirituality Group Meeting
The St. Josaphat Men's Spirituality group will meet next on Saturday June 16th, 2018, at 6:30am in the Rectory.
Please save the date for Septemberfest - our annual party in the parking lot. It will take place on Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. Lots more details to come!!
Ashland Addison
Bring Your Floral Vases to Ashland Addison Florist Co. for a donation to St. Josaphat!
Mass Time Change
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning Mass is changing to 8AM on Starting June 11th
Coaches Needed
Do you love sports and enjoy working with children? St Josaphat School is looking for coaches for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested, contact SJS AD Kate York at Go Hawks!
8th Grade Service Hours
ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS: Are you looking for a way to receive community service hours during the summer? You and a chaperone, can sign up to volunteer for the Helping Hands Ministry, Mon - Fri 9:15 am - 11:00 am. To get involved with the program you can sign-up on our website under Ministries > Outreach. *Please note you must be 18 years old or accompanied by a chaperone in order to volunteer.