Children's Ministry



We are so glad you are here, desiring to lead your child(ren) to Christ.

Our mission is to proclaim Christ and make disciples through the Sacramental Life of the Church.  We do this in an intentional way through our formation process which aligns with this mission. Your family and your child are constantly invited to explore, develop and deepen your relationship with Christ and the Church.  

Each year a child returns to his or her religious education, another critical stepping stone of his or her journey towards Christ is completed! Spiritual growth and devotion to the faith start with an understanding of Catholicism and the beautiful call to be disciples. The volunteer teachers leading each classroom are individuals dedicated to their faith and to the growth of their students’ spiritual lives.


2018-2019 Formation Year

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is coming to St. Gabriel Parish!

The Montessori style of catechesis program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd or C.G.S will starting this fall! Families with children in grades Kindergarten through First Grade are invited to register for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. For more information on Catechesis of the Good Shepherd please click here.

For Grades 2 through 5, St. Gabriel’s offers a religious education program in a traditional classroom setting. It is through this program that children receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion, which the Archdiocese of Milwaukee celebrates in 2nd Grade. It is important to note that if you are interested in your child receiving the sacraments, they must be registered for the year prior, 1st Grade, to receive proper formation for these special sacraments.

2018-2019 Christian Formation Registration Form


Family Classes & Special Events for 2018-19

We also offer special “Family Classes” for children and their parents.  The purpose of these family events are to offer an opportunity for both parents and children to encounter Christ in the context of “family”.  These classes are usually held during our regularly scheduled class time. At least one parent is asked to attend- with their child(ren). Please check our class schedule for 2018-19 for exact dates of Family Classes. 

Monday Night Schedule K-5

Sunday Morning Schedule K-5


Special Events                                                                                                               

Matt Fradd, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, St. Gabriel Church, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  We are excited to invite all parents to a timely and informative presentation of “Parenting in an Internet Generation” with Catholic Answers speaker and apologist Matt Fradd.  Please mark your calendars! This is an event you won’t want to miss!             

Lent 2019 - Parish Mission Check back a little later for this- more details to come!


For more information contact Bonnie Schoofs the Coordinator of Children’s Ministry at Bonnie will also return your call if you leave a message at the parish office at 262-628-1141.