INTRODUCING - Family of Faith!
This year, our pastoral region will be embarking on a journey to embrace a new approach to religious education and faith formation for both children and parents. This new approach is titled
Family of Faith
. Family of Faith will be the ordinary means of religious education for ALL children and parents in each parish of our Eastside Pastoral Region. It is a complete replacement for PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) and is the new avenue in which all children in the region, regardless of their parish or if they attend Catholic grade school or not, will prepare for the sacraments of 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion, and Confirmation
The philosophy of
Family of Faith
is rooted in the empowerment and equipping of parents to serve as the primary catechists of their children. This is completed by having one live Sunday session per month held at St. Cecilia Parish on the 2nd Sunday of the Month where the children are in the classrooms with a parish catechist,
and the parents are with our parish leadership team
. During the parent lesson, parents are equipped with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to share the Catholic faith with their families using the activities and lessons found in the parent guide. The goal is to ignite a flame of love for God in the domestic Church, the Family.
DETAILS AND LOGISTICS
1st Session on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sessions on the 2nd Sunday of each month from September–May
(May’s session is on the 1st Sunday of the month)
We encourage everyone to go to the 10 AM Mass at St. Cecilia followed by Donut Sunday. Parents then drop their children off in their appropriate classroom via grade level and parents then meet together for the parent lesson
A parent guide is given to each family as well as a student activity book for each child
We will have a Spanish track available for Spanish speaking families
This program is 100% FREE
To register for Family of Faith, please go to our www.eastsidefaith.org/fof and fill out the online registration form.
If your child is receiving a sacrament, you must provide a copy of their baptismal certificate.
Family of Faith - Website & Digital Registration Form
Eastside Pastoral Region
on Thursday, September 3 at 5:28PM