ACE - Catholic Action for Children used to be called "Valiant Hearts and Vaillant Souls of France". It is a Catholic association of popular education recognized by the Church of France and by the State. Present throughout the country, it brings together children from 5 to 14 years old, whatever their culture, their social background or their religion.
A Club, Parties, camps, projects .... To grow with others.
The ACE offers children the opportunity to experience group life within a Club. Composed of 5 to 7 children, close in age, it meets regularly under the responsibility of a trained volunteer. The objective is to allow each child to take his responsibilities, and to build projects together. Thus, a club made the project of taking other children to the zoo of Mervent; they were happy to make this project a success. They also went to a camp where they met children from all over the Vendée. The ACE opens children to a spiritual dimension by offering the discovery of the Gospel. Each has its place.
Between friends, the children organize themselves, build projects corresponding to their aspirations.
In the Perlin club, 6 - 8 year olds learn to share and discover friendship.
The Fripounet club, for 8 - 11 year olds, is an opening to others and to the world.
In Triolo club, 11 - 13 year olds gain confidence and assert their ideas.
In Top'Ado club, 13 - 14 year olds like to meet, discuss and act on their environment.
Outings, camps, weekends, gatherings, game festival ..... punctuate the life of children in ACE The association develops original activities to offer its project to as many children as possible, especially during the holidays.
A year theme opens them to the realities of life from which they act.
Contact: Véronique IMBERT - 02 51 87 72 39
or information on the ACE website
Links to other youth movements:
JOC (Young Christian Workers)
MEJ (Eucharistic Youth Movement)
MRJC (Rural Movement of Young Christians)
Contact: Hermenault Presbytery