Family Faith Formation

Formation for the whole family!

Family Faith Formation
is our parish's whole-family catechesis program designed for grades Kindergarten - 8th and 9th Grade Confirmation. The goal of Family Faith Formation is to assist families in the living the faith by nurturing characteristics that are essential to following Jesus as His disciple.  This format welcomes every family in the parish. Gatherings will include adult presentation, children's faith lesson, devotional practices, group discussion, and fun faith activities

Family Faith Formation Plan: 

  • Family Faith Formation will take place twice during the month from September to May unless otherwise noted. Please check the schedule posted on the side.
  • While both parents are preferred, at least one parent or guardian must attend with their child/children.
  • If your child is in formation for a Sacrament-1st Communion or Confirmation-, we require parents to also be in some kind of formation for themselves so that they can grow in their faith and help their children be fully disposed to the Sacrament and continue to grow after they have received it. A list of Formation Opportunities can be found on the right side of this page. 
  • We will no longer be doing the Home Lessons packets that were provided the last two years. 

Family Faith Formation Teacher Lessons

Parents, we are making available to you the lesson plans that the teachers receive. There may be some times when some of the material is not in the lesson plan because it comes from another source. If you see this and would like that resource, let me know and I will make a copy and give it to you at Family Faith Formation. 

Lesson Plans by Month

October 6 
God's Love Letter

October 20
A Complete Story

December 8
Come Follow Me Part 1

December 15
Come Follow Me Part II

February 9
The Sacraments

February 23
The Mass

April 19

April 26

November 3
Partners!

November 17
Disciples Speak and Listen

January 12
SNOW DAY

January 23
The Church

March 8

March 22

May 3

 

 

Resources for Reading the Bible

Below are a few resources (of many that are out there!) to help you read and reflect on Scripture. For a few I was unable to find the Android link. If you find it, send it my way!


Laudate App
Android Link
Apple 

Magnificat
Magazine
Android
Apple 

The Word Among Us

Magazine
Android
Apple

Give Us This Day

Magazine
Android
Apple

 

Resources for going to Reconciliation


Little Lambs Sunday School

We will not be able to provide for the preschool age this year. However, look for more information next year when we hope to roll out the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd!
 

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me" (Matthew 19:14.)

Each year a number of children and adults enter the church during the Easter Vigil at IHM. Like the adults, children, who have reached the age of reason and have not been baptized enter into the Catholic Christian Community through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

The RCIA process for adults is adapted for children and includes the same periods and rites. IHM's children and adults first experience the Pre-catechumenate period followed by the Rite of Welcoming and Acceptance. Secondly, they are involved in the Catechumenate period followed by the Rite of Election. Thirdly, they enter the Enlightenment period followed by the Rite of Initiation. Fourth, they enter a period of mystogogia.

If you would like to learn more about RCIA adapted for children, please email or call Jen Brown at  393-3033.