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: https://www.gscmontessori.org/academics/curriculum/catechesis/

Consider also going over to YouTube and watching some video clips about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd model of faith formation: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=catechesis+of+the+good+shepherd 

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: https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/aicinfo/overview/parish

Some videos about the Alive in Christ curriculum series can be found: https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/aicinfo/videos/parish

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.

Weekly Resources: August 27, 2020

Toward a Path Forward: Faith Formation Surveys

If you haven’t taken time to fill out our Faith Formation surveys, please do! Your answers will help form our faith formation options for this year.

For fun, here’s a preview of results from one question so far:

Survey 1, For people who have volunteered in faith formation in the past, or wish to volunteer this year: https://forms.gle/ycJ5MK8BRFW8DDWr5

Survey 2, For all members of our ACC, but especially faith formation families: https://forms.gle/9iKiDQD66wHAttXf7

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Follow Me| 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 16:21-27

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.

Weekly Resources: August 20, 2020

Cabin Fever Faith: The Journey We Make!

Toward a Path Forward: Faith Formation Surveys

  • We recognize that families have different needs going into this year.
  • Please complete the volunteer survey if you were a previous faith formation volunteer, or if you are considering volunteering this year.
  • Please complete the parish survey if you are a family who attends faith formation, or if you are a community member who wants to contribute to the conversation.
  • Filling out the surveys will help us know how to best support you and your family in faith.
  • If your family consists of adults only, fill out the survey anyway, our parishes want to stay engaged with everyone, and creative faith formation solutions may offer new avenues of connection for adults!
  • Registration forms and information about available formation options will follow in the next weeks.

Survey 1, For people who have volunteered in faith formation in the past, or wich to volunteer this year: https://forms.gle/ycJ5MK8BRFW8DDWr5

Survey 2, For all members of our ACC, but especially faith formation families: https://forms.gle/9iKiDQD66wHAttXf7

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Who Do You Say That I Am?| 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 16:13-20

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

August Activities for Catholic Families Free Printable

August Activities for Catholic Families download.

Weekly Resources: August 13, 2020

Cabin Fever Faith: The Anointed Ones!

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Great is Your Faith!| 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 15:21-28

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

August Activities for Catholic Families Free Printable

August Activities for Catholic Families download.

Text: God fixes what is broken
Image: three sprouts in dirt, covered in droplets of water.

Weekly Resources: August 8, 2020

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Loaves and Fishes| 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 14:22:33

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

August Activities for Catholic Families Free Printable

August Activities for Catholic Families download.

Weekly Resources: July 30, 2020

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Loaves and Fishes| 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 14:13-21

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

August Activities for Catholic Families Free Printable

August Activities for Catholic Families download.

Weekly Resources: July 25 2020

Cabin Fever Faith: The Harvest is Great!

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Matthew 13:49-51| 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 13:44-52

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

July Activities for Catholic Families download.

Weekly Resources: July 16 2020

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Matthew 13:29-30| 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 13:24-30

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

July Activities for Catholic Families download.

Weekly Resources: July 10 2020

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Matthew 13:3,7-9| 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 13:1-23, start at 3:00

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

July Activities for Catholic Families download.

Weekly Resources: July 4, 2020

Cabin Fever Faith: In God We Trust…

Independence Day Prayer

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

We all know these words by heart. They are from the United States Declaration of Independence. However, are these words held with the same reverence around the world as they are held here at home? Sadly, no. There are many places in the world where it is a life-threatening endeavor to practice one’s faith, that faith that was given to each human by that Creator who endowed us with inalienable rights.

Let us take a moment to remember all those people in the world who are not free to seek life, liberty or happiness.

Let us pray…

O God,
you willed that the Jewish people be free from slavery by their Egyptian captors.
You will that all people should be free to worship you without fear
and to celebrate their religious beliefs freely,
even if they have not yet found you.
Grant that those of us who live in this great nation
will thank you daily for our freedom,
and work for the freedom of others around the world
that do not yet have the freedom to practice their faith openly and proudly.
We seek your wisdom where hatred abounds,
and ask for humility to offer our good works to others who live in fear and bondage.
We ask all this through Christ our Lord,
who frees us from sin and death through the wood of the cross.

Amen.

Liturgy Support

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Gospel-connected Visio Divina Images (learn about visio divina here)
[Matthew 11:28-30| 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 11:25-30

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

July Activities for Catholic Families download.

"Where there is love, there is also understanding and forgiveness." - Pope Francis

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