Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

The Details

When: Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd.  Regular Program: 9:00am to 12 noon daily / Early Program: 8:00am to 12 noon Tuesday-Friday (Drop-Off at 7:45am)

**NEW THIS YEAR! Join us for our early program which includes daily Mass each morning at 8:00am.  The early program will be held Tuesday-Friday of VBS week.  Drop-off will be available at 7:45am for those children participating.  Parents are welcome to stay for Mass!

Where: St. Cecilia Church, 2900 Hoover Ave

Who: 4-year-olds up through 6th graders.  6th graders can choose to either volunteer or participate.  7th thru 12th graders assist as volunteers.*

Cost: $25/child (Fee covers t-shirt, snacks, supplies, and music CD for each family)

Deadline: The last day to register for VBS is Monday, July 22nd. We apologize but no exceptions can be made to this rule.

*Use discount code Volunteer1, Volunteer2, or Volunteer3 depending on how many Middle School or High School helpers you register for 100% off each registration.

If you are an adult and would like to volunteer please contact Susan Vernon.

**Please note that only the parent or legal guardian of a child may enroll that child in VBS.  Our waivers must be completed by the parent/guardian in order to be valid.  Thank you for understanding!**

Frequently Asked Questions

What should my child wear?

Comfortable clothing that will allow your child to play actively outside. There is no dress code. Shorts and t-shirts with tennis shoes are probably the best option.

Can my child pick what group they are in?

On the registration form you can indicate who your child would like to be grouped with.  We do our absolute best to honor these requests but cannot guarantee a pairing.

Can you tell me more about the early program?

Yes!  New this year, our early program allows interested children and their parents to get a headstart on the day.  Drop-off will begin at 7:45am and “programming” will start with 8:00 Mass.  Between the end of Mass (8:30/8:45) and the beginning of our regular programming (9:00am) children will have time for a snack and/or brief games.  Parents are welcome but not required to stay for Mass.  Please note that the early program will only run Tuesday-Friday of VBS week.  Monday’s session will begin at 9:00am for all children.

Have more questions?

Email Katie Patrizio (Director of Faith Formation) at

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