A message from Mary Strojny –
Next week would be our annual VBS if the world was “normal”…but since things are changing, we had to figure out a way to provide VBS without actually being together.
So, several area Youth Ministers and Directors of Faith Formation got together and planned a Virtual VBS (VVBS).
ROCKY RAILWAY: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through!
The program is produced by “Group”, the company that has provided our programs in the past…so while we can’t be together…the kids who have participated in VBS in the past will be familiar with the program. Those who are new to VBS will get an idea of how fun it is to learn about how much Jesus loves us and that we can ALWAYS
VVBS will include the tried and true Bible Adventures, Kid Vid Cinema and Imagination Station. We will have suggestions for thematic at-home fun “Loco Motion” games, and even send you the recipes for the “Chew Chew Snacks”! We will also be including videos about the Saint(s) of the Day, in addition to the opening “Sing and Play Express” and closing “Rocky Wrap-Up”!
Our VVBS will be posted on YOUTUBE beginning on July 27th. Day 1 will be posted on Monday, Day 2 on Tuesday (etc) . All 5 days will be available online for 30 days, so if you are unable to participate on the day they are posted, they will be there for you to view for a month. The beauty of the program is you can participate wherever you are, as long as you have access to YOUTUBE! Also, the whole family can participate and you can watch it as often as you’d like during the month!
We will be providing “Activity Kits” to go along with the program…these kits will include interactive Bible Memory Buddies, Sciency-Fun Gizmos, Saint of the Day Cards, and more. They will cost $10/kit. In order to receive a kit, you must register at
You must register each person who wants a kit. (The kits are not a necessity, but promise to make the experience more fun!). The registration is for the entire region, so be sure to include Holy Family as your home parish. If you register early, we will be able to order a kit for you…those who register after July 12th will not be guaranteed a kit before the videos are posted on YOUTUBE. The pre-ordered kits will be available at Holy Family for pick up prior to July 27th.
I know this is a long email with a lot of information, and I apologize…but I hope you consider participating. I promise we will put 100% effort into making it a great experience!
Please contact me if you have any questions, otherwise, please register at
If you do not want to purchase the kits, you do not have to register online. If you would like the kit for your child, but are unable to afford the expense, please register online and then send me an email. All are welcome!
I look forward to seeing you all soon…I miss you and keep you all in my prayers.
Love and blessings,