Children's Faith Formation

Messages from our catechists:

 

A message from Miss Jenny for Precious Pearl Atrium 

Dear Precious Pearl Families,

I hope you are all well and have had a good week!  If you are like me and my family, you are still adjusting to new schedules and responsibilities.  It is easy to feel overwhelmed, especially when so many of our duties and encounters take place through ever-present technology!  Instead of adding additional resources or suggestions to your plate this week, I simply want to invite you spend some time in sacred silence.  Perhaps you and your child could light a candle and spend a few minutes together in quiet prayer.  Something as simple as a family evening unplugged from technology can help create the "inner silence" that opens our hearts to the Lord.
 
I pray that your Sunday and coming week are filled with the peace of Jesus the Good Shepherd!
 
Sincerely,
Jenny Gargac
 

 
BEAUTIFUL WORK FROM HOME! 
Feel free to send your child's artwork, poem, prayer or song via email. 
 
Artwork  
 

Week 3 Resources
 

 
A note from Michelle May~
We are in uncharted waters. The good news is we are not alone. Our savior Jesus is in the boat with us and is here to help calm our fears. As we are all learning to cope with the "temporary new normal" for our lives, I've posted below a handful of resources for parents. The Diocese and other medical professionals have shared them to help our ourselves and our children during this time of uncertainty. Please take the time to read the articles. 
 
Link from the United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:
 
PDF from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
 
Resource from the National Association of School Psychologists:
 

 

 

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd came about through the work of two Roman Catholic laywomen in Rome, Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi. They were inspired by the educational principles of Maria Montessori, also a Catholic. The materials they prepared for children, since 1954, were based on the Bible, the Roman Catholic liturgy and sacraments, Tradition, and Church teachings. 

Children at Little Flower begin faith formation at age 3 in what is called "the atrium," a community in which children and adults live together a religious experience which facilitates participation in the wider community of the family, the church and other social spheres. The atrium is a place of prayer, in which work and study spontaneously become meditation, contemplation and prayer. The atrium is a place in which the only Teacher is Christ; both children and adults place themselves in a listening stance before his Word and seek to penetrate the mystery of the liturgical celebration. Students in 5th grade on Sunday mornings use the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies to guide their weekly prayer and study. 

 

When is CGS Offered? 

Sundays (9:15-10:45 AM) for children in PK to 5th grade

Wednesdays (6:30-8 PM) for children in PK to 3rd grade

 

To Learn More about please click on the link below:

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 

 

All parents are encouraged to join their children for Sunday mass before or after faith formation, at 8:00a.m. or 11:00a.m.

 

Register for Faith Formation classes here: 

Registration 2019-2020

 

For online payment click link below:

https://littleflowerparish.weshareonline.org/FaithFormationRegistrationFees

 

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 Additional Resources:

Why Go To Mass?

"Who are the Saints?"

"What are the Sacraments?"  

Family Lesson on Reconciliation