Nursery Information

The nursery is open! Read through the following information, then click on the button to register your child(ren) today!

Are you a St. Patrick Church of Merna parishioner with a toddler (9 months/mobile to 4 years old)? Would you like to attend Mass and be able to pray, participate and HEAR the whole homily? The nursery is open during the 9:00am and 11:00am Mass times. All you have to do is register your child! Register online below or registration forms can be obtained at the Welcome Center or the nursery office.

Make Mass the most meaningful, prayerful hour of your week. Leave with a renewed spirit and a happy child!

  • The nursery is open to all registered toddlers during the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses.
  • We offer same-day service ~ register and use immediately!!
  • Our playground, which is only accessible by going through the nursery, is a welcome sight to any busy toddler!
  • The nursery is a ministry of love.  It is completely free, and you will not find better childcare anywhere!

We would be delighted to have your toddler in our nursery!! We believe your child is a special gift from God – so we want to provide the best love and care possible. All children cry sometimes when being left by parents. We understand and expect it. In most cases, crying stops a few moments after you leave. If your child continues to cry after five or ten minutes, we will bring your child to you in the church. Please sit on the choir side of the church in case a Nursery Team Leader needs to contact you.

Nursery Registration Sign-Up

Well children only! For the health of all (and the peace of mind of every parent), children with symptoms of illness should not be brought to the nursery. To protect the health of all our children, we cannot accept a child who is ill with a cold or a fever.

Please make sure that your diaper bag and pacifiers are clearly labeled.

Please do not send food to the nursery with your child.

When you enrolled your child in the nursery, you filled out a registration form to assist the childcare attendants in taking care of your child and his/her needs. Please be sure to notify the childcare attendants if you have any changes to the form throughout the year. If you need a new form, please contact Pam Goode at or inquire in the nursery.

When you drop off your child, please be sure to complete the sign-in sheet.  We ask that the same parent drop off and pick up their child. This is for safety considerations and to help childcare attendants get to know parents and children.

For more information contact: Pam Goode, Nursery Coordinator, 662-7361, ext. 222 or