Children’s Ministries

Nazareth Opens the Word (Ages 4 yr–5 yr) 9:30am Mass

At every 9:30am Mass, children are invited to participate in an age-appropriate Bible Study during the Liturgy of the Word. The priests will call children to the altar during Mass, give a special blessing, and dismiss them to Ave Maria Hall (in the church basement) led by a children’s minister. Children return prior to the Eucharistic Prayer.

For more information, contact Mary Drummond at or 720.502.3322.

Nazareth Elementary School (Grades K–4) Faith Enrichment Program

Nazareth Elementary School is a children’s faith enrichment program (a companion program to Bethlehem above) whose mission is “Supporting parents’ mission of guiding each young Catholic on the path of holiness through the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.”

Nazareth Elementary School is an engaging program where children in grades K-4 have fun, make friends and share faith in a dynamic environment. Children learn how to live the Catholic faith in the context of their family and within today’s world.

Sessions are on Wednesdays, 3:15–4:30 pm.

For more information, contact Rich Hamilton, Children’s Ministries Coordinator at 720.283.4729 or

Click here for a schedule of classes.

Register here.

Sacramental Preparation

Click here for information on sacramental preparation for children.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a children’s faith formation program that nurtures the child’s natural desire to know and grow closer to God. CGS presents a way of journeying with children toward God. Level One sessions are now available for children at preschool age and kindergarten.

Class space is limited. Please contact Rich Hamilton at 720.283.4729 or for more information and to register.