Together We Journey, January 27

Year of St. Joseph

Upcoming Youth Event!

Middle School Virtual Youth Rally – January 31, 1:30-4:00 pm

The Middle School Youth Rally theme is, “Christ Among Us.” Our time together will include music, prayer, talks, parish discussion groups, games, prize giveaways and a lot of fun. Our connection is through the very real presence of Christ in each of our lives. Christ is absolutely among us.  Email Lisa to reserve your spot!

This Week – Student Tasks

Assisi
  • Assisi, pages 22-23
Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 63-72
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 41-45
  • Worksheet – An Invitation to Church

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Together We Pray

On Tuesdays and Thursdays St. Peter’s publishes evening prayer to our TAO YouTube page. This video is from last week. The prayer is longer than most of our prayers together. Feel free to use only a part of it.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago & Lourdes – Sacraments of Initiation

Assisi – Pope Francis Minute: Virgin Mary

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

Together We Journey, January 20

Cabin Fever Faith: We are Better than This…

Upcoming Youth Events!

St. Cloud Metro Youth Event – January 22, 8:00-9:30 pm

Area Youth Ministers will facilitate breakout rooms where conversation, gaming, and fun will transpire.  Take a look at our flier to learn more! Sign up at our website: https://www.theloungeym.weebly.com

Middle School Virtual Youth Rally – January 31, 1:30-4:00 pm

The Middle School Youth Rally theme is, “Christ Among Us.” Our time together will include music, prayer, talks, parish discussion groups, games, prize giveaways and a lot of fun. Our connection is through the very real presence of Christ in each of our lives. Christ is absolutely among us.  Email Lisa to reserve your spot!

This Week – Student Tasks

Assisi
  • Assisi, pages 20-21
Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 57-62
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 37-40
  • Chapter 5 Review / Assessment

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Together We Pray

This week we celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As Catholics, we believe that every person is born with dignity, no matter their color or place of origin. Let’s pray together:

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago – Faithful Citizens Work with Christ

Lourdes – What are Sacramentals in the Catholic Church?

Assisi – Baptism

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

Together We Journey, January 13

Cabin Fever Faith: What is Your Challenge?

Upcoming Youth Events!

St. Cloud Metro Youth Event – January 22, 8:00-9:30 pm

Area Youth Ministers will facilitate breakout rooms where conversation, gaming, and fun will transpire.  Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4dafa922a4fd0-theloungevirtual to receive the Zoom link. Take a look at our flier to learn more!

Middle School Virtual Youth Rally – January 32, 1:30-4:00 pm

See the image below for more information about the upcoming virtual Youth Rally for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades!  The Middle School Youth Rally theme is, “Christ Among Us.” Our time together will include music, prayer, talks, parish discussion groups, games, prize giveaways and a lot of fun. Our connection is through the very real presence of Christ in each of our lives. Christ is absolutely among us.  Email Lisa to reserve your spot!

This Week – Student Tasks

Assisi
  • Assisi, pages 18-19
Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 49-56
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 33-36
  • Worksheet – The Sacraments

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Together We Pray

We celebrated the Baptism of the Lord on Sunday. This marks the end of the Christmas Season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. Let’s pray together:

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago & Lourdes – Why Observe the Sacraments?

Assisi – The Holy Trinity

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

Together We Journey, January 6

Learning about Epiphany

  • How can you be the “light of Christ”?

This Week – Student Tasks

Assisi
  • Assisi, pages 14-17
Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 49-56
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 30-32
  • Chapter 4 Review / Assessment

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Together We Pray

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago – Gifts of the Magi

Lourdes – Epiphany House Blessing

Assisi – Magi!

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

Together We Journey, December 30

Cabin Fever Faith: Discovering More than We Seek

This Week – Student Tasks

Advent materials were sent out in the mail and via email. Email Lisa for a replacement copy.

Assisi
  • Enjoy your break!
Lourdes
  • Enjoy your break!
Santiago
  • Enjoy your break!

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Together We Pray

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

We welcome you in to our hearts and lives. Amen.

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.

Christmas

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

Together We Journey, December 23

Cabin Fever Faith: Is There Room for Me? Merry Christmas!

Reminder, Christmas Star Tonight!

Look Southwest about an hour after sunset. For more info see this video: https://youtu.be/9Ba1ohHWehg

This Week – Student Tasks

Advent materials were sent out in the mail and via email. Email Lisa for a replacement copy.

Assisi
  • Optional: Assisi Advent Packet, Week 4 pages
Lourdes
  • Optional: Advent packet, week 4
Santiago
  • Enjoy your break!

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Together We Pray

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord we look forward to your coming with PEACE. Amen.

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.

Christmas

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

December 27

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

Together We Journey, December 16

Christmas Star 2020

Ignatian Spirituality includes the use of our imagination to make the stories from the gospel come alive in our minds, hearts and bodies. What better way to fuel our imagination and our prayer lives around the Christmas Story, than to experience a viewing of the Christmas Star? This bright celestial event is caused by the lining up of planets in a row, making Jupiter and Saturn look as if they are one in the sky. Watch this video to learn more about how to view the “Christmas Star of 2020” and mark your calendars for December 21. You won’t want to miss this!

This Week – Student Tasks

Advent materials were sent out in the mail and via email. Email Lisa for a replacement copy.

Assisi
  • Assisi Advent Packet, Week 3 pages
Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 39-46
  • Optional: Advent packet, week 3
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 25-29
  • Vocabulary of Our Faith Worksheet

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Together We Pray

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord we look forward to your coming with JOY. Amen.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago – Ignatian Contemplation

Question for Reflection:

How can we utilize a viewing of the Christmas Star of 2020 to deepen our faith and prayer life?

Lourdes – What are the Marks of the Church?

Assisi – An Object Lesson on Joy

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

Together We Journey, December 9

Cabin Fever Faith: The Race We Cannot Win!

Questions for Discussion / Reflection:

  • What is the “race we cannot win”?
  • Fr. LeRoy says, “God’s perfect love for us transforms us.” Can you remember a time when your life was changed because of God’s love? What changes happened in you because of that experience?
  • What are you doing to prepare for the coming of Jesus in the Nativity?

This Week – Student Tasks

Advent materials were sent out in the mail and via email. Email Lisa for a replacement copy.

Assisi
  • Assisi Advent Packet, Week 2 pages
Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 33-38
  • Optional: Advent packet, week 2
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 22-24
  • Chapter 3 Review/Assessment

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Together We Pray

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord we look forward to your coming with LOVE. Amen.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago – Who is Jesus and What Makes Him Unique?

Lourdes – Paschal Mystery

Assisi – Prince of Peace

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

Together We Journey, December 2

Sharing Advent Music: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

This Week – Student Tasks

Advent materials were sent out in the mail and via email. Email Lisa for a replacement copy.

Assisi
  • Assisi Advent Packet, Week 1 pages
Lourdes
  • Lourdes Advent Packet, Week 1 pages
Santiago

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Together We Pray

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord we look forward to your coming in HOPE. Amen.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago – Why We Advent

Lourdes – Introduction to Advent

Assisi – Advent Explained

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

Together We Journey, November 25

Cabin Fever Faith: In All Things…

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Thanksgiving Day Is Coming!

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, and you will soon be saying, “Pass me the mashed potatoes, please.” This November holiday has its roots in American history and has grown into a day where we remember all the things for which we are thankful: country, family, friends, health, etc. Unfortunately, we can find ourselves so caught up with travel plans and buying the perfect turkey or ham that we let the day pass us by, and all we can focus on is how much we ate and who won the day’s football games. That’s why it is time NOW to begin reflecting daily of all things, great and small, that we are thankful for in life.

Gratitude is a key characteristic of a good Everyday Steward, but it does not develop in us without effort. In the coming days, we can contemplate all those things God has given us. If it helps, we can create a written list and bring it with us to the Thanksgiving dinner table. The point is that too often we take so many gifts for granted, and unless we pause and purposely reflect, we miss the chance to give thanks. A healthy and hearty heart filled with gratitude can make the highs in life that much higher and the lows easier to bear. Increased gratitude will also bring us closer to the source of all those good gifts, our God.

So, what will Thanksgiving be like for you this year? You have some time to make it something more than it has been in the past. The choice is yours.

— Tracy Earl Welliver

©LPi

Thanksgiving Prayer

God our Father,
Graciously accept from your humble people
a thankful heart and spirit.
Everything we have and are able to share with others
ultimately comes from your love of your creations.
Often we think that everything we have
is our own creation;
we ask you this day to create in us
a spirit of gratitude,
that we may always know
that all good gifts come from you.
We ask this through Christ our brother,
in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

This Week – Student Tasks

Assisi
  • No Assignment
Lourdes
  • No Assignment
Santiago
  • No Assignment

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