Youth & Children

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

Serving youth and children calls for passion, patience, and faithfulness – pointing out the sacred in the midst of the chaos of adolescence and walking faithfully with young people as they transition from child to young adult.

Responding to the spiritual needs of young people is about building trusting relationships. At Christ Church Cathedral, we strive to walk alongside families and young people as they journey from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world. 


Nursery: Birth - 6 Years

Activities for Children in Services

The nursery (birth - 6 years) is open during the 10am & 12pm services, providing a nurturing Waldorf-style classroom, fresh-baked bread, and tea time.

Older children are encouraged to participate in the services with their families or loved ones. We also offer activity bags for children that correspond with the liturgy and season.
At the 10am service, we offer families activity bags for children to complete during the service that corresponds with the liturgy and season. The bags can be found at the back of the nave, or please ask our ushers and they can provide one for you.

During the 12pm service, we provide activities in the children's corner every week which directly correspond with the readings of the day. In this multi-generational service, youth and children are encouraged to participate in worship with their family, friends, and loved ones. 

Monthly Children's Liturgy

Every 3rd Sunday of the Month

Every third Sunday of the month at 12:00pm, children in grades 1 through 4 are invited to participate in an age-appropriate abbreviated service in the Cathedral nave. Children will have the opportunity to be leaders in the service, acting as readers and leading prayers as they learn the rhythms of the Episcopal liturgy and songs that tell the story of God's love in Jesus Christ. After the service, children whose parents are attending the Noon Service will rejoin them for Holy Communion in Centennial Chapel.

Youth Ministry

More than ever, young people need a safe place to belong and discover Jesus. Christ Church Cathedral offers young people 4th – 12th grade opportunities to connect, serve, and grow in their faith. Our youth ministry is grounded in the Five Marks of Mission:
  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

Right now our youth ministry is actively collaborating with the Kids4Peace and meeting with youth across all of Cincinnati. Please see the Kids4Peace website for upcoming gatherings.

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