COVID-19 Adapted Resources -->
Since we won't be gathering in person for awhile, check back here often to have access to the same materials you've already been using, along with weekly video content.
FORMED: Video Streaming Library
Family Formation Weekly Worksheets:
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FAMILY FAITH FORMATION - what does that mean?
We've shifted from an older CCD model to something more personal. It's less textbook, and more Bible. It's less class, and more Mass. It's not an assembly line, it's family & community. It's not a program, it's a process. It's not a series of promotional events, it's a lifestyle. Family Faith Formation is a way to help support and encourage parents to be the best examples of Christian Life to the children they hope to raise as good Christian kids. Keeping our faith strong is our shield against real evil influences in our lives.
We live in an age where glowing electronic devices instantly link us to a world that is telling us what to think, how to feel, and how to identify. We are often overwhelmed with input, information, and choices. And in that noise are voices trying to tell your children WHO they are. If you aren't talking to them about belonging to God's family, and being infinitely valuable, beautiful & irreplaceable people, what are they hearing instead? We want to help empower ourselves as parents, to have meaningful conversations about faith, God, sin & forgiveness, morals, sacraments, life, and to be comfortable saying "let's find out together" when kids ask something we can't easily answer. Let's work together.
We talk about a "personal relationship with Christ" - and relationships need attention, time & communication. Christianity has to be lived and experienced to be relate-able. We should aim and point the way to Jesus, then do our best to conduct ourselves in a manner consistent with our professed beliefs- lifestyle, Bible, mass, prayer. If we want our children to know Christ, they need to see Him in us!
Let us help show you simple ways to share the faith in your home and in the parish community. We want to show you how easy it can be to talk to your children about being a follower of Jesus Christ.
If you have not received your 2019/2020 Family Faith Formation package, please check in with us in the gathering space of the church. Family Faith Formation is for ALL of our children, regardless of where they attend school.
Faith Formation for Pre-K through 5
Children in Pre-K thru 5th grade will attend the 11:15am Mass and participate in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW). All parents and children will gather together monthly for group activities.
Faith Formation for grades 6-8
Students in grades 6-8 will meet at 9:30-11:00 on the scheduled Sundays. (see calendar)
Students are expected to attend either the 8:30 or the 11:15 Mass with their families.
Students and parents will meet monthly for Family Faith Formation.
Below are some Family Friendly Vids for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter!
29 Mar 2020 - Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead!
22 Mar 2020 - Jesus Heals a man Born Blind - fun video for kids
15 Mar 2020 - The Samaritan Woman at the Well - reflection by Bishop Barron
AND - Here's some history about the region & the well that STILL exists to this day!
08 Mar 2020 - Transfiguration of Jesus - "Listen to Him"
01 Mar 2020 - 2 videos from our Renew! Lent gathering...
1st - Adam & Eve are tempted by the Devil (they didn't have the resources we do)
2nd - Jesus is tempted by the Devil (and Jesus relies on the Word of God to help Him)
Ash Wednesday & LENT... let's get ready for Easter & renew our Spirit!
23 Feb 2020 - Jesus teaches about how to treat others and pray for enemies.
Matthew 5 : 38-48
16 Feb 2020 - We talked about doing the right thing, and having a conscience.
09 Feb 2020 - Salt & Light - salt kept food from spoiling, so we should help keep the world from going bad. Light helps us find our way in darkness, so our words & actions should show the way to Jesus.
Leaving the following videos here a little while longer... :)
Here's an insightful video about God's Grace:
And here's a beautiful video from USCCB & Catholic Relief Services, about being good stewards of God's Creation:
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