February is a bit of a "down" month. Students in grades 1-8 continue to work on your homework, sessions 16-20. Our next family session will be March 10th at 9:15 in Selbert Hall (weather permitting). If you were unable to attend, please download the homework
and print off the pages for Sessions 16-20 under your grade.
YDisciple and CTC Students will continue to meet with their small groups. If you need information on your session's days and times, please contact your mentor.
And, P.O.P. Culture will keep on rocking on Sundays, beginning at 3:30 pm in the church.
If you are interested in helping us plan our programming for next year, please join us Monday 6/4 in the school building for our Religious Education Advisory Council meeting at 6:30 pm. We will begin planning for 2019-2020!
Check out the January / February Finding God Family Newsletter for some more family activities, prayers, and great parenting articles (Click link below):
Finding God Family Newsletter
December Homework Recap
Our December homework assignment was focused on the family and sharing our faith together. There were TONS of great answers to the question, “What were the three most impactful experience from the family activity sheet, and why?” I'm sharing a few of my favorites to encourage you to keep those habits going...
Hopes for 2019: “This helped my family come together and find out how we can help each other make 2019 great!”
New family hobby: “We learned to ski and we love it!”
Prayed for the homeless “We prayed for them because it is winter, so it is really cold. Another reason we prayed for them because they are people who have been forgotten, are hungry, and need our help and love.”
“National Hug Day was my favorite.”
“The National Hobby Day was one of my favorites because my family and I just shared what we like to do for fun. It brought us together.”
“I like gathering my old toys and clothing to help someone less fortunate.”
“The three most impactful experience were making a cake for baby Jesus, learning the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and praying the Rosary together before bed. These were all important to our family as we have been doing these traditions for years as we the parents grew up and now they are being passed down to our kids. It is meaningful and impactful to us all!”
“I went to my neighbor’s house and gave them soup because they recently had surgery… then I hugged my family and they all smiled… then we did a puzzle and had lots of fun… I enjoyed these things because we did it as a family.”
“The gathering of items to donate put a focus on all that we are fortunate to have and how in donating our items we are helping those less fortunate than us.”
“As a family, we try to discuss the Gospel using the Family Connection articles for the week in the church bulletins. We find that these articles are easier to understand than what is often read in church or said in the homily.”
Praying for someone who was sick: “This was nice because it was a great way to teach my kids to be grateful for everything they have since there are many others that unfortunately don’t have what we do.”
“Praying for the other faith formation families made us feel more connected to the group.”
“Family movie night was fun and inspirational.”
Family Rosary: “Saying the Rosary together before bed was very cozy and uplifting.”
“This year good friends were affected by the government shut down. We brought these friends meals and gift cards to get through this difficult time. It was a great opportunity to share what we have with those who needed help.”
“I like hearing stories from the Bible and I like cheering people up by sending them letters.”
We liked “family movie night because we were able to go to Annunciation and meet new friends and play in the gym after.”
Gathering around the table to talk about 2018: “It was wonderful to see what made an impact on our children throughout the year and what makes them thankful! We did go around [the table] a few times as the first ones were more general answers. The last few were more personal and from the heart.”
“We learned the Guardian Angel prayer. Adults and children, we both forget how many times throughout the day we are doubtful, scared or nervous. It is comforting knowing that God has someone special watching over us. We can call out to [them] for help any time during the day with this simple prayer.”
Cards for shut-ins: “Giving cards for shut-ins to the deacons made us feel good!”
“Our family took advantage of Reconciliation at Christmas…Can’t think of a more wonderful way to prepare for a holiday.”
Prayer for an end to racism: “We were able to discuss diversity and tolerance.”
“Praying for the homeless was impactful for us as a family as it provided perspective during the holiday season. It helped our children become more appreciative of what we do have and think of steps we could take to help others in need.”
Pray for the lonely: “We discussed what lonely was and that some people experience it more than others.”
“We were kind to each other (for one day!) and didn’t say anything mean even though we were angry. This was hard but was nice to see everyone happy.”
“Our family came together and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus and it felt good to have the whole family together.”
Be sure to check out the Finding God Family Newsletter (above) to keep the family time going!
on Friday, February 1 at 4:27PM