Faith Formation

 

Faith Formation 2021-2022

"A Parish Wide Intergenerational Experience of Growing in Faith"

Families with children, Teens and Adults 

 

October 2021 Learning Menu on the Virtue of Studiousness

 

Our Catholic faith comprises what we believe and how we live that belief. For 2,000 years, this Catholic faith has been handed down from one generation to next, starting with Jesus Christ passing the faith to the Twelve Apostles. In our own lives, we may receive that faith from our parents, from friends, or even a stranger we meet.

This year Holy Innocents Faith Formation Ministry will be set up in such a way that the whole parish will focus on the same virtue each month. All ages, from the youngest disciple to the eldest of us will journey together in our desire to know and learn about God and deepen our relationship with Christ. 

This Year's Theme: "Hope" 

"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast." (Hebrews 6:19)

How it works?

Each Month on the First Sunday, we will introduce the monthly theme via the bulletin and on the website

  • children with families will be invited to attend (either in-person or virtually)  a live morning F.U.T.U.R.E's (Families United Together Undertaking Religious Education) presentation on the theme.

The second and third Sundays of the Month

  •  Faith Formation Narthex Nook Opens for that month:   Parishioners will be invited to come by the church either after the masses or during church open hours to pick up a momento which will be found in the Narthex to celebrate and remember our learning from the current month.
  • children with families will be invited to attend the Sunday Morning F.U.T.U.R.E's    presented live (either in-person or vitually) We will break open the Gospel and then break out into age groups where faciliatators will lead the children and middle schoolers in an activity or craft to support their learning. Families will also be invited to check out our website which will host a number of resource and activite options for famlies to do at home with their children. (There will also be options for parents and guardians who are raising children in the faith)
  • Teens will be invited to check out the website for bits and pieces of learning about our faith which is appropriate to their age
  • Adults will be invited to check out the website for options and activities of different kinds, from book titles, articles, suggested movies or songs that focus on our monthly theme. There may also be small group opportunities either in-person or virtually as well. 

Fourth Sunday of the month: "Celebration Sunday" Share what you've learned

At the F.U.T.U.R.E's Sunday morning group, families will share how they've practiced the month's virtue and all parishioners will be invited to drop by the church this week to offer a token of their learning for the month -- some ideas might be to bring a picture of yourself or your family engaging in one of the activities; printing or writing a couple sentances on what you learned and placing it in a parish notebook for others to read and refelct upon; Meeting in a small group with Fr.Anh to discuss the montly topic (BYOCoffee) 

"Play Lists"  for each month and each age group  a will be posted on the first Sunday of the month) 

Families with children will be emailed a link each week for the Sunday Morning Live Presentations.