FAITH FORMATION INFORMATION
Faith Formation Grades 1-6
The Easter season celebrates the power of Jesus’ great love. Jesus promises that all who believe in him will live forever. Talk with your children about the signs of new life they see in springtime.
Pray Together: Make a family Easter season candle. Decorate a plain white candle with the signs and symbols of the Easter season. Each evening during the weeks of the Easter season, light the candle and spend a few moments in family prayer. Then renew your baptismal promises by making the Sign of the Cross together. http://www.pflaumweeklies.com
Classes are back in session until the second week of May! We will begin registration for the coming year (2018-19) in the month of May! All those registered this year will receive priority in the month of May!
Confirmation candidates will gather this Monday (4/9) from 6:30PM -8:30PM in the Holy Family Room. We will look at the Beatitudes and “What Would Jesus Do?” Don’t forget to bring your book and a snack to share with the group!
Mark your calendars for our G.R.E.A.T. Retreat (God Really Enjoys A Teenager) April 27/28th at the CYO Camp in Occidental!
ALL HIGH SCHOOL TEENS ARE WELCOME IN YOUTH MINISTRY…even if you have never joined us before or can only make it on an irregular basis. We would love to welcome you to be a part of this growing ministry and BRING A FRIEND !
Wednesday, April 11th 7 -8:30PM join us for Joan of Arcadia! “Joan of Arcadia” is an old TV series that features Joan, a 17yr. old girl who meets God in a variety of forms. God asks Joan to perform certain tasks which ultimately have moral and philosophical consequences. Join us for a great show and discussion. We will gather in the Holy Family Room. Questions contact Megan O’Neill (email@example.com)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
We will gather on Thursday, April 12th at 6:30PM in the Holy Family Room for our first “Mystagogy Session”
The fourth stage of the RCIA is called “mystagogy,” from the Greek words
meaning “to lead through the mysteries.” Traditionally mystagogy extends through the Easter season, until the feast of Pentecost. This is a period of accompaniment for new Catholics as they discover what it means to fully participate in the sacramental mysteries of the Church. The newly baptized are called “neophytes,” from the Greek words meaning “new plant,” because the faith has
been newly planted in them. Even though their catechetical preparation has been completed, they still have much to learn about what it means to live as Catholic Christians. Things often look different from the inside! Once they find themselves really on the inside, the neophytes often have more questions about living a life of faith. They need ongoing support of the community so that the faith newly planted in them can grow deep roots.