Weekly Resources: September 28, 2020

Cabin Fever Faith: Eye Has Not Seen (1 Cor 2f)

Praise in the Parking Lot

Free Outdoor Family Event: Praise in the Parking Lot: A time for Prayer with Praise and Worship, Sponsored by the Diocese of St. Cloud, Central MN Noon Optimists, and CM TEC.

Cars will be spaced. Participants may sit outside and are required to stay socially distanced with their families. Words to music will be provided and singing along will be encouraged inside vehicles.

Two remaining dates and locations:

  • Sunday, October 4 at Sacred Heart Parish in Sauk Rapids, 3:30-5:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 11 at St. Michael Parish in Motley, 3:30-5:00 PM

Registration for Faith Formation is Now Open

Several options are available for families, and will be tailored to your needs through a Parent Meeting taking the form of a conversation with me.  Parent Meetings will be held via Zoom unless an in-person meeting is requested. First in-person class, October 7–Register Now!

Here’s the link to our website where you can learn more about program offerings and register your family for faith formation: https://taocatholic.com/ff-registration/

Remember to sign up for your Zoom meeting with me here: https://signup.com/go/nSMVDfP

Tuition and fees are the same as in the past, $45 per student, grades prek-9 with a family cap of $135 plus $35 per each child enrolled in grade 2 Sacramental Preparation.  The fee for Confirmation Preparation is $70 per student. Please send your payment with the fee worksheet found on the registration webpage.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed both for our in-person program and for our distance learning program.  How would you be willing to help?  Shoot me a quick email back!  Please!?! 

Communication

Flexibility and clear communication are going to be keys to our success this year.  I will communicate with you when we have firm plans about upcoming activities so that we can adapt to changing health safety needs and protocols.  We will learn together which forms of communication work best.

Sacramental Preparation – Grade 2

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion will include attending a Parent Meeting in October and will be completed through distance learning with Sacramental celebrations in-person.  You’ll choose to attend the Parent Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, October 6 from 6:15 – 7:15 pm or in-person on Wednesday, October 7 from 6:15-7:15 pm. Parent/child retreats that would normally be held in person will be outlined at the meeting and adapted for distance learning.

Confirmation Preparation – Grade 10 or above

Confirmation Discipleship Training Sessions have begun. More information here: https://taocatholic.com/confirmation/

For those who would have been Confirmed in May of 2020: Our Confirmation celebration is scheduled for 7:00 pm December 9, 2020 at St. Paul’s Church. Space will be limited. An email went out last week asking for an update of information. Please respond ASAP. We will continue to communicate with you via email or remind when we have Confirmation updates.

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Gospel 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 21:33-43

Home Activities

October Activities for Catholic Families Free Printable

October Activities for Catholic Families download.

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