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Weekly Resources: September 5, 2020

Cabin Fever Faith: The Spirit’s Rhythm in Our Life

Faith Formation Registration

Registration is now available for faith formation. Several options will be available including distance learning via books and paper, digital learning and in-person traditional and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes.

Distance Learning

Home learning materials will be tailored to the needs of each family and will include a mix of paper and books and digital content. Distance learners using books will be utilize curriculum from Loyola press:

These curriculum are simple, include a bilingual parent guides and allow several children to be taught from the same texts, enabling families to learn together without a lot of preparation.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a program of faith formation based on the work Dr. Sofia Cavalletti, a Biblical scholar trained in Catholic theology, and Gianna Gobbi, a Montessori educator.  As with other Montessori education settings, the child in CGS leads their own discovery in faith.  The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School in Ohio has a helpful explanation of CGS on their website:

Consider also going over to YouTube and watching some video clips about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd model of faith formation: 

Twenty students will be admitted into our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Classrooms on a first-come-first-served basis.  CGS classes will run from 6:15-7:45 pm on Wednesday nights.

Traditional Faith Formation

The traditional model of faith formation utilizes a school-based systematic learning methodology in small groups.  Most grade levels use workbooks or include a writing or creative expression component.  Our ACC faith formation program will be utilizing resources from Our Sunday Visitor for most classrooms.  Learn more about Our Sunday Visitor curriculum here:

Some videos about the Alive in Christ curriculum series can be found:

Classes taught in the traditional model of faith formation will be held from 6:15-7:15 pm on Wednesday nights.

Register for Faith Formation online or print and send in a paper form.

After filling out your registration form, sign up for time to meet with Lisa to choose your distance learning or in-person model.

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Two or Three Pray| I can’t breathe image]

Adult and big kid gospel-connected coloring page

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics — Link to lesson of the week.

Visual Gospel Reading: MT 18:15-20

Online Catholic Youth Group

Project YM live allows teens to log in for games, teachings and music from top Catholic Youth speakers across the country. Sessions go live on Wednesday and Sunday nights. More information here.

Home Activities

September Activities for Catholic Families Free Printable

September Activities for Catholic Families download.

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