New Year for The All Saints Co-op

The All Saints Homeschool Co-op will begin a new year next year and you are invited. This program meets on most Fridays from September through May (not January) over at the St. Mark’s campus in Saint Paul for ages 3 to 18. Some details of the program include:

In the Mornings:

  • Beautiful Pre-K instruction offered, in-part, by our FLM Sisters.
  • Six different age-level Catechism classes, (taught exclusively by our FSSP priests and Filiae Laboris Mariae Sisters) on a two-year rotation to age groups of two years. Catechism 1: Old and New Testament, Catechism 2: The Church, Sacraments, and Spiritual Life, Catechism3: Morals and Virtues, Catechism 4: The Old Testament indepth, Catechism 5: The Liturgy and Divine Office, Catechism 6: Apologetics (Faith, Reason, and Scripture) Note: Latin will be incorporated into the Catechism classes to the 6 – 9 year-olds.
  • Sacred Music and Gregorian Chant instruction with the chance to sing at weekly High Masses for young people as young as 6!
  • The opportunity to participate in our 5-year rotating Elementary Science program. This next year is Zoology 1 – Flying Creatures. The Middle School Science program will be offering Physical Science. Those students not wishing to take Science through us will have the chance to take a Gym class, taught by Mr. Michael Hagler, learning about a variety of sports and incorporating fitness in a fun setting.
  • Our high school-aged children will be able to take Logic and Philosophy from an excellent tutor.
  • High Mass will be offered each week at the Church of Saint Mark’s.
  • Pizza will be available for lunch along with a good long time for socialization and fun. After that some families leave, while those who stay will be able to take the following:

In the Afternoons:

  • Theatrical works broken down by age groups, Advanced Apologetics, Writing, Art, (maybe even Iconography (TBD)), a Stella Maris Girls club (led by the Sisters) and a St. Dominic Savio Boys club, Sports teams (Soccer in the Fall, Basketball after Thanksgiving, Baseball or Track in the Spring), and more.

The All Saints Co-op seeks to help homeschooling families by providing solid, traditional Catholic catechesis that helps mold the lessons and discussions for the week, provide choral and theatrical opportunities not possible at home, to assist with Science, (an area in which many parents have expressed a desire for help) and structured help with writing skills so that our young people can be better evangelists and lights to a darkened world. This is all done in a family friendly environment filled with like-minded Catholic friends and good cheer with plenty of calm space to also just enjoy friendship together. Families can sign up for as little or as much as they need/desire, with Catechism, Choir, and Mass being the only core essentials.

Registrations will begin in the next few weeks. To learn more, continue reading the bulletin and/or contact Director Jacob Flaherty (contact info is to the left) for more information or to schedule  conversation to address any questions you have. You may also approach the Co-op Board Members as well.

God bless you!

Looking for a good resource to teach your children the truths of the Faith?

Try Our Lady of the Rosary Family Catechism, a free online course based on Baltimore Catechism and Our Lady’s message at Fatima. The program is laid out through a series of videos presented by Fr Anthony Pillari, together with printable activities and worksheets. The course is produced and presented by dear friends of Sister Mari Caritas. Please God it will aid souls in committing to seriously.

Our Lady of the Rosary Family Catechism

Looking for a good resource to teach your children the truths of the Faith? Try Our Lady of the Rosary Family Catechism, a free online course based on Baltimore Catechism and Our Lady’s message at Fatima. The program is laid out through a series of videos presented by Fr Anthony Pillari, together with printable activities and worksheets. The course is produced and presented by dear friends of Sister Mari Caritas. Please God it will aid souls in committing to seriously

Our Lady of the Rosary Family Catechism

Looking for a good resource to teach your children the truths of the Faith? Try Our Lady of the Rosary Family Catechism, a free online course based on Baltimore Catechism and Our Lady’s message at Fatima. The program is laid out through a series of videos presented by Fr Anthony Pillari, together with printable activities and worksheets. The course is produced and presented by dear friends of Sister Mari Caritas. Please God it will aid souls in committing to seriously learn our Faith! To learn more, visit olrfamilycatechism.com.

Nativity Play

The All Saints Homeschool Co-op is planning an evening of two different kinds of plays, and you are invited! Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 12. At 5:00 PM many of our elementary-aged students will present a Nativity Play. Later in the evening many of our older students will present several short comedic one-act plays. A meal will be served in-between. We hope you can join us!

Homeschool Co-op

Our All Saints Homeschool Co-op has gotten off to a really good, smooth, peaceful start. This past Friday was our fourth week together.

Last week Fr. Pelster celebrated a High Mass in honor of the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels with our children’s choirs singing. The priests, sisters, and seminarian Cedric Cortez all teach Catechism to our young people. Sr. Marie Immaculee teaches music to the elementary boys and girls, while Mr. Jacob Flaherty works with the older students.

We have a soccer team consisting of 30+ boys ages 8 – 13 and are gaining considerable experience from coach Mr. Michael Hagler.

The sisters, along with parental assistance, are running a very beautiful Stella Maris Girls Guild. Mrs. Mara Poole is working on a Nativity Play with many of the younger children. Mrs. Rosanne Freitag and Mrs. Jessica Soden are running very successful catechetical programs for our 3 – 5 year-old students. Many good friendships with like-minded Catholic friends and peers are being had by children and parents alike.

We also welcomed new Board members this year and met for the first time this past Monday. Our 2020-2021 Co-op Board Members are Jacob Flaherty, Brett Thoreson, Chad Cmejla, Michael Hagler, Stephanie Skulley, Jeni Bradac, and Sibyl Niemann. If you are interested in learning more about our Co-op, reach out to us at allsaintshomeschoolcoop@gmail.com.