Family Discipleship for Families with Children in 1st - 6th Grade

Family Discipleship is a Family Faith immersion experience. It’s primary focus is to bring families together to strengthen their relationship with God,  family and the Church. Family Discipleship fosters opportunities for families to learn and live out our Catholic faith through the Habits of Discipleship of Prayer, Celebrating the Sacraments, Pondering the Word of God, Using our Gifts, Living our faith daily and Serving others.

This is an opportunity to strengthen your faith journey as a family. Open to all parish and school families.

Family Discipleship meets once a month
-  Wednesdays 6-8 pm: Dinner is served
-  Sunday 10:30 am -12:30 pm: Breakfast is served
-  Early Childhood program takes place during Family Discipleship for ages 3K-5K (must have older siblings participating in Family Discipleship)
-  Childcare is available for children under 3 years old

2019-2020 Family Discipleship Calendar

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Child Ministry

Sacramental Preparation: Reconciliation and Eucharist (age 7 and up)

Holy Apostles feels we have a responsibility to support  you as the parent in your role as the primary religious educator of your child.  At baptism you were charged with passing on this faith to your child.  Both the school and religious education programs are here to supplement what you have taught and are teaching your child about their faith both in word and in action.  In addition, the at home preparation seeks to provide a context for you to discuss this important moment in their lives as they come face to face with the forgiving love of God in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the sacrifice of Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

 Each child is being accepted into the wider parish community.  This is not a school or religious education moment but a Church moment.  How we prepare children to receive the sacraments says a lot about how we understand the sacrament.  Group centered celebrations help emphasize that it is in the family and the community that children find nourishment in the Christian life. It is here that we are joint community who come together to witness the communal nature of Reconciliation and the celebration the Eucharist.

Children who have been baptized, have had at least one year of formal Religious education class (in a Catholic School or Family Discipleship), and have reached the age of 7 years old are eligible to prepare for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

2018-2019 Sacramental Calendar

Additional Opportunities to Grow in Faith

Vacation Bible School


Roar in to VBS this summer where Life is Wild and God is Good!

Join us July 15th - 19th, 2019 from 9:00am -12:00pm $35.00 per person includes snack and t-shirt

Mark your calendar: Registration opens April 29th! Space is limited



Vista Family Camp

This family-oriented camp packs in three full days of program and recreation on the beautiful Vista grounds in Dundee, WI.  For 50 years, this camp has been entirely run by Holy Apostles Vista members. It passes the generation spectrum which makes is one of the most unique ministries here at HA.  Vista is open to all families wanting to grow in community and faith.

For more information, contact Teresa Tobin, Mission Director of Child and Family at or (262) 754-0157

Safeguarding All God's Family

Before any adult can become involved with a parish/school event for children or youth, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee requires that he/she attend a Safeguarding All God’s Family training and have a criminal background check. Click here for more information and steps to complete.

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