This year brings with it opportunities to explore our faith in new ways. Many are bringing Jesus into their homes in new ways by watching Mass as a family, read scripture together, and find other ways to live their faith together amidst current limitations.
The Dioceses of Davenport in their guidelines for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry state, “A “traditional” classroom-based model for faith formation, where students gather weekly at the parish with a catechist, is not preferred at this time.” While there is a disappointment in not being able to welcome our students back to class Sunday morning, there is growing excitement about the possibilities this year holds!
This year we are moving to a Family Faith Formation model. The goal of this year is to build the domestic church through prayer. This year we are challenging our families to take a look at their family’s faith and take steps forward. That step forward will look different for each family in our parish. But together, we can help each other build up their family’s faith and, in turn, our parish family’s faith.
How are we going to do this
Families will explore a different theme of our Catholic faith each month. Resources will be available, helping families explore the topic through activities and prayer. Each family will be part of a small group. These groups will include 4-5 families that will meet once a month via Zoom or in-person when possible within the diocesan guidelines.
- Join us on Zoom – Sunday, August 23rd at 7pm!
- Meeting ID will be emailed out to all parishioners
- Join us in person – Thursday, August 27 at 6pm
- St. Mary’s Church – Safe social distancing will be practiced and participants will be asked to wear a mask.