Play and Pray is our faith formation based nursery for Parish children. We accept children age one and walking, through age 4. The children come to us during either the 9:00am* or the 11:45* Mass and spend the time listening to the Gospel for that week, and then rotating amongst different stations that allow them to learn about our Catholic traditions. The hour is full of fun times playing and praying.
* Please note that mass times will be changing to 9:00am and 11:45am on 8/15/2021.
Pray and Play Registration for 2021-2022 is Open! Please see below for registration information.
We are desperately trying to open Play and Pray back up! We need at least 40 volunteers and 8 staff members to get started!
Interested in volunteering? Contact Tara.Moore@stfrancisraleigh.org
Play & Pray Program Information
In addition to hearing the Gospel for the week, the older children rotate amongst three different genres of stations.
Sacraments – We teach the children about the first 4 sacraments that they will receive: Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation
Prayers – In a 4 week span, the children will learn how to make the Sign of the Cross, the Hail Mary, the Our Father and will hear a story about the life of Jesus.
Holidays and Holy Figures – We use rotating lessons to tell the children about different Holy Men and Women, and about different holidays that are occurring. Some lessons that we have had in the past are: Noah, Jonah, Joshua and Jericho, St. Francis and St. Clare, St. Nicholas, St. Valentine, St. Patrick, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, plus Christmas, Holy Week, Easter and Thanksgiving.
Our one and two year old rooms are staffed by experienced, consistent caregivers. Our three and four year old rooms are staffed by rotating trained volunteers.
How to Register
Watch our Video Tutorial!
View this brief video tutorial on how to register for Cross Walk, Cross Train and Cross Road on the web version of Realm. Registration for Pray & Play is similar. Click the video below to get started.
Getting registered for K-12 Formation requires logging into Realm
- Haven’t yet set up your Realm account? Visit the Realm Support Page.
- A tutorial video for Setting up your Realm account is available here.
- We recommend using a computer or tablet and the Realm web version (onrealm.org/StFrancisRaleigh) to register for Pray & Play due to the amount of information you’ll need to input.
Follow the steps below to begin registration using Realm
Step 1: Log in to Realm (You must first log in to Realm in order to register for Pray & Play)
Step 2: Click on the Events tab (left side of your screen) or the Events Icon in the Realm Connect app.
Step 3: Click on “All Events” and locate the “2021-2022 Play & Pray Registration” event
Step 4: Click on the event to get started
If you need additional help, please view the video tutorial.