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Instruction in the Roman Catholic faith

Lay Apostolate for Families (LAFF)  is a lay run ministry that recognizes the right and duty of parents to be the primary educators of their children.  In Stratford, LAFF has been teaching catechism with complete adherence to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church and the teachings of the pope since 2004.  There are Saturday morning catechism classes for all age groups, including Junior Kindergarten to high school.  We also offer classes for adults. A nursery for children three years old and under is available. Your whole family can take part in receiving  extra catechesis!

LAFF FLYER 2017-2018


Exciting social events take place throughout the year, including outings for grades 5/6, grades 7/8, and high school. At registration, it is expected that a family be committed to participating for the entire year.  Lay run ministry works when we all work together.


LAFF runs from the beginning of October until the end of March.

Dates for the 2017-18 year
Sept. 30
October 14,28
November 11,25
December 2
Jan. 6, 13
February 3, 17
March 3, 17

Youth socials will take place on a Saturday in the Fall for grades 5-6, 7-8 and High school

Schedule of each Saturday of classes

10:00 to 10:10am Arrival
10:15 Rosary in the gym
10:25             Opening prayer in the gym
10:30             Catechism classes begin
11:25             Lunch/Snack/Break
11:45             Classes resume
12:35             Classes end & Rosary concludes in the gym
12:40             Closing prayer in the gym


Teachers & helpers for LAFF 2017-18 year:

Nursery Coordinator- P. Keys

3 year old class– T. Slater, T. DeWetering, J. Cole

JK/SK– T. Terpstra, M. Walsh, C. GMach

Grade 1– P. Gras, E. Rocillo

Grade 2– L. Sills, M. Wardell, L. Walsh

Grade 3/4– J. Moylan, F. Gervais

Grade 5/6– M. Chanda, S. Pilon, D. VanHerk

Grade 7/8– M. Lobsinger & D. McCormick

Highschool- M. Ort, K. Hall, D. Charlesworth

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