The family that prays together stays together. Pope Saint John Paul II, Apostolic Letter - Rosarium Virginis Mariae, paragraph 41
A Family of Faith was created to help develop strong Catholic families in which children learn the joys of following Jesus Christ and the truths of our Faith through the witness of Christian life given by their parents. Studies indicate that parental involvement in the faith-life of their child is by far the most important element in ensuring that a child develops into a practicing Christian. A Family of Faith provides both the parish catechist and the parent with an easy-to-use, turnkey solution to catechizing the whole family and helping parents lead their children to Heaven.
Saint Scholastica Parish invites families with children ages birth through the 2nd grade to join the program. Parents will meet with a catechist on the 2nd Sunday of each month on Sunday mornings from 9:45am – 10:45am to learn how to teach two lessons a month in their homes. Each 30 to 40 minute at-home lessons will feature a variety of options for family members of all ages including prayer, bible study, stories, car talks, videos, crafts, puzzles, coloring pages, games, and discussions. This year, the class will study Volume II which is based on the second pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Sacraments. Then over the course of the subsequent three years families will journey together through the other pillars: the the Life of Christ, prayer, and the Creeds. While parents are in their class, children of all ages but 2nd grade will meet in a class to preview the materials that they will be learning at home, and second grade students will meet in a class to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Families will gather for a community activity or event one Saturday each month at a time and location to be determined, with the first Saturday being September 25th, 2021. Families that participate in A Family of Faith will benefit in several ways as they journey towards eternity together including: being able to experience the joy of seeing the ones you love learn to treasure and grow in their faith, being able to share the most important journey of your lives together, and being able to meet other families that are forming themselves in the Catholic faith.
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