Faith Formation Update

Faith Formation News
Paula King

Last week, the Faith Formation and Confirmation students gathered to celebrate All Saints’ Day. We always start our monthly gathering with a prayer and a reading from the Bible. The students enjoy the read-aloud, and some are able to make connections with what they’re learning in their lessons!

As  we always do, we broke into two groups and shared with each other what we’re learning in our on-line lessons. Then, we took some time to study the Saints and made paper ‘doll’ chains to honor some of them. Our children’s’ library in the church hall has all kinds of resources about the Saints….check them out!

After a wonderful snack donated by the Blood family, we were challenged in a “Race to be a Saint”. Father Dave was a willing (?) partner with Mrs. King as they demonstrated the different stations…each one represented a work of mercy that all of us can perform, just like the Saints did in their time.

We all had fun and learned a lot! Thanks to all the parents and family members for their support and the time they take to work with their children at home. You are always invited to join us and check out what we’re up to! Our next gathering will be Thursday, December 1 from 6:00 to 7:00…we’ll be learning about Advent. Hope to see you there!

 

 

If you would like more information about the program, please contact Paula King (348-8166). God Bless!

Religious Education & Confirmation

Faith Formation Program (Religious Education)

The Faith Formation Program (formerly know as Religious Education, CCD, and/or “church school” as some of the children called it) is up and running! Due to low enrollment and a shortage of teachers, the parish has adopted a model that literally “flips the classroom”. It has the students using a web-based program to learn the content of our current curriculum at home and gathers monthly to give the students an opportunity to share what they have learned, develop a deeper understanding of the Church’s teachings, and participate in fellowship and child-centered activities designed to deepen their faith.

Our first monthly meeting will be Tuesday evening, October 6 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. We will be celebrating the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and teaching the children how to say the rosary. You are invited to join us! If you have any questions or know of students who still need to enroll, please contact Father Dave or Paula King (348-8166).


Confirmation Program

The Confirmation Program for students in grades 8-12 will begin classes on Sunday, September 27 and will meet every other Sunday. For a complete syllabus and calendar of classes, please contact Paula King (348-8166).