Exciting news about knowing and growing in faith

IMG_0158  The new Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts is a faith formation program that fosters a lifelong relationship with God by engaging children (Grades 1-3) in the full and authentic teachings of the Catholic Church.   

With Finding God, children’s faith comes alive through:

  • Dramatized Scripture stories that bring Bible stories to life
  • Exploring Faith Through Art, which engages children with their senses
  • Opportunities for prayer that are repeated, relevant, and that encourage children into a lifelong habit of praying
  • Online games and activities that help children reinforce and review concepts of faith their way.

Now is the time to register your children for Faith Formation sessions and sacrament preparation sessions.   Contact the parish office at 232-2414 or stop by and register.   Registration forms are also available online at www.nativitycatholicchurch.net  Look under Faith Formation Registration.

Children and youth of the parish meet on Wednesday evenings from September through April.  Elementary and junior high sessions are from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Senior High sessions are from 7:45 -9:00 pm.

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WILL MY CHILDREN GROW TO BE PERSONS OF FAITH?

Research has shown three main reasons children grow in their faith. Andrew Greeley, author and professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona and a Research Associate at the National Opinion Research Center, sites the following reasons in order:

  1. Love in their lives
  2. Involvement of their fathers’ in religious up- bringing
  3. Involvement of their mothers’ in religious up- bringing

In sharing your faith with your child you are shaping their purpose for living.

  • Catechists (team teachers) are needed on Wednesdays during Faith Formation sessions 6:30-7:30 pm. Call Kathy at 232-2414 or kathyb@nativitycatholicchurch.net.
  • No individual calls will be made to your home, since this is a ministry we all share.