Together We Journey posts will replace Weekly Content posts, and will continue to include Fr. LeRoy’s Cabin Fever Faith episodes, when they are available!
Welcome! Faith Formation 2020-2021
Welcome! This year’s Faith Formation theme is: Together We Journey. We’ll explore our lives of faith as if we are on Pilgrimage together. To go on “pilgrimage” is to go on a journey, to a sacred or holy place, like the places Jesus or the Saints lived. Learn more by watching our opening video!
Opening Video: What’s a Pilgrimage?
- Where would you travel to if you could go on a real pilgrimage?
- How is attending faith formation like a journey?
- How would you like to grow in your faith this year?
- How can we support each other in the experience of faith formation this year, especially as we do so as distance-learners?
Distance-learning groups are organized by age-level groups instead of by grades. This enables parents and catechists to teach a cross-section of students from the same texts. Groups are named after popular pilgrimage locations.
Ages 4-7 or approximately grades preK, 1, 2 & 3
Knowing our Catholic Faith
Ages 8-12 or approximately grades 4, 5 & 6
Bridges to Faith
Ages 13-16 or approximately grades 7, 8 & 9
Called to Be Catholic
Students will have an option of joining bi-monthly video-chat classes starting in November.
Weekly Tasks for All Groups:
- Watch the videos provided, including age-level engagement videos.
- Pray together, online prayer options will be included in the “Together We Journey” weekly posting.
- Complete book pages and activities listed.
This Week – Student Tasks
- Book pages 1-4
- About Me Worksheet
Note: Level I books are for ages 4-5; Level II books for ages 6-7.
- Book page 6
- About Me Worksheet
- Book Pages iv-3
- About Me Worksheets
This Week – Family Task
Discuss distance learning for faith formation, answering the following questions:
- When will our family meet for Faith Formation each week?
- Would we prefer Parent-led or Catechist-led Faith Formation?
- What parts of distance learning will be the responsibility of Parents?
- What parts of distance learning will be the responsibility of Students?
- What device(s) will be used, if engaging online materials?
- Catechist-led distance learners will use Schoology or Seesaw. If your child uses Seesaw during the day, locate their school QR code or sign-in information, so that when they log in to our Faith Formation class, they are also able to log back in to their School account. Faith Formation log-in information will be in the Materials Packets, available for pickup from 3:30-7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 28. in room 109 at St. Peter’s.
- FYI, A Schedule of Video classes, and links to those videoconferencing rooms will be sent in advance of meetings and through Schoology or Seesaw.
Together We Pray
Use this video to open in prayer together, or pray a different way.
Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities for October 21
Santiago & Lourdes – Introducing the Creed
When you recite the Creed, are you being real or are you being a robot? Do you even know what you are saying? Is there a difference between believing there is a God and believing in God? The Creed contains the truths God has revealed to us.
Assisi – I Will Pray
Questions for Discussion:
- What is your favorite way to pray or your favorite prayer?
- Why do you think we pray?
- How can your family help you to pray?
Liturgical Connection Links
These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.
Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection
Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download
Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download