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Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School takes place annually in June. Children spend the mornings, from 9-11:30am, hearing the message of the gospels through song, story, games and activities. The week culminates with a prayer service and hot dog cookout on Friday. 

 Vacation Bible School 2024

June 11 - 14
(due to some necessary repairs in the school building, VBS will be 4 days this year instead of our typical 5)
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am *
Dropoff is 8:45-9:00 am, at St. Josaphat School
*On Friday, we have a prayer service at 11:30 am in the church with a hot dog cookout afterwards.
VBS is a totally Catholic program and an experience that will help kids begin or deepen their faith by discovering how their relationship with Jesus impact their life. It will be a week full of fun, incredible music, and an awesome environment that all come together to point kids to Jesus!
At VBS, we help the kids discover how much God’s love for them is a part of their everyday life. Get ready to hear the songs all week! Our teens will help us guide the children from station to station all morning. We will have many volunteer parents helping us throughout the week during the sessions and behind the scenes before we even begin. Please sign up to volunteer - the more help we have the better our program works!


Discounted Early Pricing: $150 per child
Regular Pricing: $200 per child
Registration is open, please follow the link below!
This year, thanks to some awesome volunteers, we are excited to offer two levels of VBS for different grade levels based on the academic year 2023-24.
VBS Elementary will be for children pre-K4-4th grade. This will include our usual station-based programming and grade-level small groups.
VBS Preschool will be for children in preK3 and will have age appropriate content and activities. Registration for this group will be limited to 15 children due to volunteer staffing limitations and priority will be given to families volunteering on-site during the week of VBS.


Open to adults & incoming 8th Grade/High School students - you do NOT need to be an SJS student/graduate to volunteer.
Our big dream is to have one person in each area who takes the lead and is empowered to make that part of the VBS experience amazing! Here are the places you could make your own:
  • Decorations & Environment - get creative with our theme and foster the imagination of the kids by transforming our spaces
  • Games - prepare the materials for and lead our themed games that make VBS super fun and teach them more about our theme (we especially need an adult here!)
  • Crafts - help the kids to get creative and make memories with crafts that they get to learn from, take home and share with their families
  • Bible Story - invite the kids into the stories from the Bible and capture their imagination with important life lessons, an opportunity for storytellers to thrive
  • Snacks - work with our families to create snacks that are fun and memorable, we strive for more than the classic chips and cookies
You will be given pre-arranged ideas based on the theme for inspiration and the plans will start early to give you plenty of time and allow you to work on your own schedule. If you are interested in being a part of this team, please sign up at this link:


Contact Nathan Johnson: [email protected]

VBS Themes

2012 Adventures on Promise Island
2013 Kingdom Rock
2014 Weird Animals
2015 Everest
2016 Cave Quest
2017 Adventures on Promise Island
2018 Shipwrecked
2019 Weird Animals
2020 Rocky Railway
2021 (Hiatus)
2022 Adventures on Promise Island
2023 Shipwrecked
2024 Scuba - new theme!!