Vacation Bible School

Look for 2017 information at the beginning of the new year.

2016 VBS

“VATICAN EXPRESS”

Dates:  Monday, June 20th – Friday, June 24th

Time:   9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Location:  St. Joseph School Campus, Cottleville, MO

Registration Deadline:  Friday, May 13, 2016 (or as space permits)

We are so excited to offer you a Catholic Vacation Bible School Program!!  Join us on the Vatican Express Bus as we explore the Vatican in Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, visit with our pope and St. Jerome and learn about the Bible.  This fantastic week is full of friends, faith, music, games, crafts and snacks.

Our program is open to students entering Pre-School (potty trained and 3 years old prior to 8/1/16) through 5th grade for the 2016-2017 school year.  It is not necessary to be a member of St. Joseph Parish.  We welcome you to invite your friends!

Cost for student participants is $40 (one child), $60 (2 children), or $70 (three or more children). This fee includes program/craft materials, activities, snacks, a t-shirt for each child, and a music CD for each family: students love knowing all the songs!  Scholarships are available.

We have many volunteer positions available (because we just couldn’t do it without you!).  Volunteers are middle-school through high school students (entering grades 6 through 12) and adults (18+).  As required by the Archdiocese of St. Louis (to keep our students safe), ALL adult volunteers must have completed “Protecting God’s Children” prior to VBS week.  Information about upcoming classes is available on the Archdiocese website. Teen volunteers must have a parent-signed “Code of Conduct” on file with the parish office and are required to attend the Volunteer Training Day in June.  Volunteers will assist our activity station leaders or lead small groups of students around the stations. We have some station leader positions open as well. Volunteer positions will be filled in the order paperwork is received. Many parishes and high schools require service hours such as these for sacramental preparation and graduation.  There is no registration fee for our teen volunteers or for student participants with a PARENT volunteering at VBS (these students simply pay $5 each to offset the cost of their t-shirt). We also offer free childcare for the younger children of our parent volunteers.  All volunteers will receive a FREE T-shirt.

**Children will be playing games outside and sitting/working on the floor.They may get wet or messy.  Please dress in play clothes with tennis shoes.**

Forms for students and volunteers can be printed out on the website, or picked up at the Parish Center. On-line registrations are NOT yet available.

Completed registration forms and fees should be dropped off or mailed to:

St. Joseph Parish Office
Attention: VBS
1355 Motherhead Road
St. Charles, MO  63304

All fees must be in the form of a check made payable to “St. Joseph Parish”.

For more information please contact Jeannette Koch at 314-322-8297 or stjoecotvbs@hotmail.com

2016 Student Registration Form (view & download)

2016 Volunteer Info Form (view & download)

We can’t wait to see you at VATICAN EXPRESS 2016!

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