St. James Sunday Morning Nursery
St. James the Apostle provides a nursery service for children from 6 months until
their 4th birthday during the 11:00 am Sunday Mass. The nursery is in the preschool
area of the Education Building. Children are welcome 15 minutes before Mass begins.
The nursery is a fun place, filled with toys, books, crayons, and coloring books.
We also have a small library of videos appropriate for the children to watch. Weather
permitting, we may take the children to the enclosed outside playground. Parents
can be assured that no matter what the activity, their child is never left unattended
and is in a safe environment.
Parents must sign in their child and will be given a numbered angel which must be
returned when the parent picks up their child. The child will be signed out at this
time. Two volunteers staff the nursery for each Sunday morning Mass with a limit
of 12 children per Mass.
Parents may leave a small bag with diapers, a change of clothing, etc. Only baby
bottles and lidded sippy cups are allowed in the nursery area. Eating is not permitted.
Children displaying symptoms of illness cannot be left in the nursery.
Volunteers are constantly needed for this ministry. Parents who use this service
are encouraged to volunteer so that other parents with small children can also fully
devote their attention to the Mass. It is a rewarding experience to be able to give
the parents of our parish the peace of mind knowing that their children are in safe
hands so they can devote themselves fully to the Word of the Lord.
Approximately 36-40 volunteers are needed so that each person is scheduled to serve
once every 2 months.
For more information about this ministry, please contact
Tiffany Lunsford at 678-289-0723