Interested in learning more about our Catholic faith? IHM offers many opportunities for children, teens, and adults!
See the listings below for children and teens, or click here to find the adult enrichment options.
There are also many ways for you to grow in faith through our ministry groups. Learn more here.
Opportunities for Children and Teens
Religious Education for Children
Mission: To bring the students to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and to know God’s great love for them. Assist parents in the religious formation of their children through classes for the children, through resources and workshops or meetings. To provide students a working knowledge of the Catholic faith, following the curriculum as set by the Diocese of Madison. To welcome any child in K through 10th grade, especially those who are not currently enrolled in Catholic Schools. Prepare the second graders for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
Activities: Stay tuned for information about Religious Education in 2017-18!
Grades K-5: Laura Soldner – 608-221-1521 ext. 313
Grades 6-10: Eileen Hribar – 608-221-1777
Mission: Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. Totus Tuus, which means “totally yours,” was the papal motto of Saint John Paul II. The mission of Totus Tuus is to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion and an openness to their vocation by constantly challenging them to give themselves entirely to Christ through Mary and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of Her.
Activities: The Totus Tuus parish summer catechetical program, a week-long “parish mission” for Catholic youth in the 1st through 12th grades, is dedicated to proclamation of the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, apologetics, Christian witness, the sacraments, Marian devotion, and Eucharistic worship. Totus Tuus accomplishes this by taking college students and seminarians to engage the youth of the parish with skits, songs, games and inspiring, interactive teaching.
Laura Soldner – 608-221-1521 ext. 313
Mission: To continue the journey of the candidates (junior year or older) in their Catholic initiation process through the Sacrament of Confirmation, thus strengthening their union with God and providing opportunities to serve their parish and their community.
Activities: Students are required to attend six Sunday evening sessions from October through December, and six faith-sharing sessions from January through February. In preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring, they must also choose a sponsor, select various spiritual and community projects, attend a retreat, and be committed to continuing the faithful practice and study of the Catholic faith.
Eileen Hribar – 608-221-1777