Children's Faith Formation

June 29, 2020

Hello families~It's almost July and there are many things to look forward to this month! 

PRAYER CHALK EXPERIENCE:   Little Flower is offering a unique and first time prayer experience. We welcome all parishioners to join in while physically distancing. The “PRAYER CHALK” will take place outside on Tuesday, July 21st from 7-8pm in the parish parking lot. All are welcome to use your creativity to create a space (parking space) for prayer. Each person (or family) is designated a parking space and invited to use sidewalk chalk as an avenue to share faith and prayer with others. When our time ends, we will walk around (physically distancing) to each space and experience a new form of prayer. If you are interested in attending, please contact Michelle at the office. If you would like to donate sidewalk chalk, feel free to leave it at the Main Entrance of the Offices. Thank you for your support.  

TRAVELING RETREAT:   The Stark North Region (Little Flower, St. Paul and Holy Spirit) parishes have collaborated and are offering a “Traveling Retreat” for the parishioners. The retreat dives into the Corporal Works of Mercy and offers parishioners the flexible option to travel at home or on the road at their convenience. It can be done in one day or stretch it out over time. Whatever works for your schedule. Here's the PDF TRAVELING RETREAT

SUMMER ACTIVITIES  Make sure you check out these activities with your family! SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CATHOLIC FAMILIES

20-30 second video clips from catechists we hope this brightens your day! 

True Vine atria Miss Monica

Precious Pearl atria Jenny
 
Reminders:
Please continue to pray for all who are preparing to receive Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion.
Please remember there will be visitors who may have never experienced a Catholic Liturgy or maybe some who have not attended in a very long time. Please use patience and compassion as we celebrate together! Please also remember that Varble Hall will be open for overflow of the church and will be a live stream option. 
 
May God continue to bless you and your family. 

~Michelle 

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COVID-19
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 in 2019-2020? 

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 coming soon: 

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Check out our YouTube Channel:

 "Little Flower Activities" 

 Additional Resources:

Why Go To Mass?

"Who are the Saints?"

"What are the Sacraments?"  

Family Lesson on Reconciliation