Welcome to the 2013-2014
The Year of the Parent
Faith Formation is not just for kids anymore, it's for the parents also!
In fact the definition of Faith Formation is a lifelong, continuing process which takes place in a community of believers.
For the young child this first community is his/her family. The child absorbs the culture and the faith of the family; he/she shares in his/her family's world vision and values. The role of the parent then, in socializing the child and communicating the faith is fundamental. The church calls the parents role as irreplaceable!
Classes begin Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:30-7:30PM Church
Parent Information Night for Grades 1-5
The Elementary curriculum for this year is...
Grades 1 – 3 “Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts” engages our children in the full and true teachings of the Catholic Church. This faith formation program is excellent and fosters a lifelong relationship with God. Parents are given practical suggestions on how to integrate faith into their everyday family life.
Grade 4 – “Children’s Bible Study” inspires and empowers children to read, live and love the Word of God. Stories of our Christian faith come alive with vivid artwork which lets the children read and understand on their own. This is the complete Catholic Children’s Bible created just for them. Finally! It’s here!
Grade 5 – “Saints and Service” gives our children hands on opportunities to find out who are the saints, why are they important, and what can we learn from their lives and actions. Several group service projects make this class a fun and meaningful way for children to live out their faith. This class is action packed!
Parents, now it’s your turn….
Open wide the doors to The Year of the Parent!
I know you are eager to meet your responsibilities of sharing your faith with your children,but might feel at a loss in matters of religious teaching. Take advantage of the opportunities offered to you as we all become “learners” together.
5 W’s – *Who*What*Where*When*Why of our Catholic Faith. Seven adult sessions to discover a deeper level of knowledge and understanding about your own Catholic faith. Brief overviews and highlights with basic answers of the Catholic faith. Scroll down to see the schedule.
APP – Awe, Power & Praise. Parents are invited to join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a quiet time of song and adoration. Beautiful music comes from our youth as together we encounter the presence of Christ in our midst. Awesome…
5 W's: Who, What, Where, When, Why
SESSION 1 Sept. 25
We Are the Church
• Founded by Christ
• From the Beginning
• The Church Continues to Grow
• A Community of Faith
SESSION 2 Oct. 23
What Makes Us Catholic?
• What Do Catholics Believe?
• The Liturgical Year
• Inside a Catholic Church
• Who Who’s in the Church
SESSION 3 Oct. 30
Growing in Faith
• Your Journey of Faith
• Conversion Begins a Maturing Faith
• Take a Look Inside
• Discovering Our Gifts and Abilities
SESSION 4 Nov. 13
• A Book for All Seasons
• The People of God
• How Do Catholics Interpret the Bible?
• Coming to Love the Word of God in Liturgy
SESSION 5 Nov. 20
• Who is Jesus Christ?
• Saying “Yes” to Jesus
• The Saints
SESSION 6 Dec. 11
The Sacraments: Part 1
• What Is a Sacrament?
• The Sacrament of Baptism
• The Sacrament of Eucharist
• The Sacrament of Confirmation
SESSION 7 Dec. 18
The Sacraments: Part 2
• Why Do We Need to Reconcile?
• The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
• The Sacrament of Marriage
• The Sacrament of Holy Orders