Faith Formation for Students

 

OLG Faith Formation 2020-2021

 

 

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January 14, 2021

​ARCHDIOCESAN DAY OF PRAYER FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 2021 From Archbishop Lori: Christians have always prayed for society and for civil authorities. Writing to his co-worker Timothy, St. Paul urged that prayers be offered “for kings…
 
ARCHDIOCESAN DAY OF PRAYER
FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 2021
From Archbishop Lori:
Christians have always prayed for society and for civil authorities. Writing to his co-worker Timothy, St. Paul urged that prayers be offered “for kings and all those in authority” (1 Tim. 2:2). If ever there were a time when we need to pray for our nation, this is it. We should do so as individuals, but might I also recommend that we try to do something together, as a family of faith?
My suggestion is this: In our Tradition, Friday is a penitential day. Let us make this coming Friday, January 15th an Archdiocesan Day of Prayer for our nation and its leaders. Although we cannot readily come together because of the pandemic, we can observe this day very simply by offering prayers such as the Prayer of St. Francis or the Rosary. Included here are links to the USCCB website that include prayers for peace and civil authorities that Pope Francis and his recent predecessors composed. We might also perform some sort of penance such as skipping a meal. Would it not also be a good day for reconciliation with a person who has offended us?   
 
It’s no ordinary time….
The color of the liturgical season Ordinary Time is green which symbolizes hope, life and anticipation. At this time we hear the great stories of Jesus working miracles, calling disciples, healing the sick, casting out demons. We are reminded that our mission as disciples of Christ is to share his hope and love with the world. 
 
Middle School Youth 
Friday, January 22nd, 6:30-8:00
Meet in the Youth Room.


HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
FRIDAY January 15th, 2021
6:00-8:00 PM
Meet in the Youth Room.
(not on Sunday January 17th)
 
 
 
Formed is like Netflix for your faith! This is an awesome resource for everyone in our parish. Go to Formed.org and create an account under Our Lady of Grace. It’s easy and free for you. There are: Bible Studies, children’s videos, lecture series, movies and much more.  If your New Year’s Resolution is to take a deeper dive into your faith this is a great place to start.
SAMPLE of a program for children: Signs of Grace check it out!
 
This year Our Lady of Grace Preschool will have its Scholastic Book Fair online before and during Catholic Schools Week!
Please save the dates: January 25 through February 7. 
Please bookmark this web address:
The Scholastic Book Fair has books for all ages!
Begin to browse and shop on Monday, January 25 through Sunday, February 7. Thank you for your interest and participation!
 
 
 
We hope you have a wonderful weekend.  If you are considering coming back to Mass, consider the 11:00 on Sunday, there is lots of room for social distancing!
Hope to see you soon,
Scott Becker — Meg Knarr — Debbie Webber 

 

January 8, 2021 – FlockNote Message from OLG’s Faith Formation Team:

This weekend we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. 
 
Baptism of Jesus Feast Day Quick Facts
  • Jesus was baptized as an adult (30 years old) 
  • St. John the Baptist baptized him
  • The baptism is often depicted with the pouring of water by a shell 
  • He was baptized in the river Jordan 
  • The heavens opened and the Holy Spirt descended like a dove 
  • Voice came from heaven saying “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
  • Jesus’ baptism is considered the beginning of his public ministry 
  • Directly following his baptism is when he was led to the desert where he was tempted for 40 days (what our season of Lent is based on). It is a common misconception that these 40 days happened right before Jesus returns to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, but it’s not. 
  • Common symbols of baptism: water, dove, shell, candle (Catholicicing.com)
 
 
Middle School Youth 
Wednesday, January 13th, 6:30-8:00 
Friday, January 22nd, 6:30-8:00
Meet in the Youth Room.


HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
Meet Sundays 6:00 – 8:00, in the Youth Room
 
Please Note: There will be a meeting on FRIDAY January 15th, and not on Sunday January 17
 
Formed is like Netflix for your faith! This is an awesome resource for everyone in our parish. Go to Formed.org and create an account under Our Lady of Grace. It’s easy and free for you. There are: Bible Studies, children’s videos, lecture series, movies and much more.  If your New Year’s Resolution is to take a deeper dive into your faith this is a great place to start. The link below is a sample of the quality content you find here.
 
Prayer is oxygen for the soul.
St. Padre Pio
Pope Francis has proclaimed that this is the year of St. Joseph. Please find below an article about this from the Vatican News.  
 
The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord make his face to shine on you and be gracious to you; The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers  6:24-26
Have a wonderful week!
Scott Becker — Meg Knarr — Debbie Webber
 

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CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Classes for all ages & stages:

Preschool – Kindergarten (3years to 6 years old):

“Catechesis of the Good Shepherd”

Videos will be made available each week starting October 11

This is a free program but please register

Elementary School: 1st to 5th grade

“Discover Program”

On-line classes will start October 11

Meet & Greet to pick up materials and meet your teachers, OCT 4, 9:30 at the pavilion.

Registration open, $75 per child.

Middle School: 6th-8th grade

“YDisciple”

Online zoom meetings starting Monday, October 5

Will meet most Monday’s via Zoom from 6:30-7:30

Registration open, $75 per student

Confirmation Class: (usually) 9th & 10th grade

2  In-person 6-week sessions Fall & Spring (Zoom options available)

Meeting in the school building (details will follow), 9:30am -10:50am

Fall: October 4 through November 6  Spring: TBA

Parent Meeting – September 20 – 9:30am, at the pavilion

Registration open, $150 per student

Parent Catechesis: all adults who wish to discuss topics related to parenting and faith formation Fr. Jim will host a 3 week series via zoom

Tuesdays, October 13, 20 & 27 from 7:00-7:45

Stay tuned for more details and registration

INTRODUCING  Prayer PODS 

Each family participating in Faith Formation this year will be placed in a Prayer Pod for the year.  The Prayer Pods will have 4-5 families in each pod.  All we ask is that you PRAY for the families in your pod every week. In this time of disconnection let’s create some higher connections!

 If you would like to deepen the relationship with the families in your pod you may want to meet on Zoom to introduce yourselves to each other. You might want to create a Padlet (super cool bulletin board app) and post prayer requests, videos, family pics, inspirational quotes each week. You might want to get together (via Zoom) to pray the Rosary once a month. You might want to do a service project together – First Fruits Farm is always looking for help.

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Faith Formation Team

Coordinator of Elementary Faith Formation P3 – 5th Grade, Deborah Webber-Ext. 106, dwebber@ourladygrace.org

Coordinator of Faith Formation 6th – 8th Grade, Meg Knarr – mknarr@ourladygrace.org

Coordinator of High School Faith Formation, Scott Becker – Ext. 122, sbecker@ourladygrace.org

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Schedules for Faith Formation

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Catechists and Sacrament Preparation Team:

First Reconciliation & First Communion, contact Deborah Webber – ext. 106, dwebber@ourladygrace.org

Confirmation, contact Scott Becker- ext. 122, sbecker@ourladygrace.org

Catechists, contact Meg Knarr – ext 114, mknarr@ourladygrace.org