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1 Generations of Faith Lifelong faith Formation for The Whole Parish Community

2 Foundations of Generations of Faith Foundation 1: A Living Faith Foundation 1: A Living Faith Foundation 2: A Lifelong Learning Community Foundation 2: A Lifelong Learning Community Foundation 3: A comprehensive Framework Foundation 3: A comprehensive Framework Foundation 4: A Model of Catechizing Activity Foundation 4: A Model of Catechizing Activity

3 Foundation 1: A Living Faith Informs: nurtures people’s minds and hearts with wisdom of the Catholic Faith Informs: nurtures people’s minds and hearts with wisdom of the Catholic Faith Form: Shaping people’s identity and lifestyle through Christian Discipleship. Form: Shaping people’s identity and lifestyle through Christian Discipleship. Transform: empower people to live their faith Transform: empower people to live their faith

4 Foundation 2: A Lifelong Learning Community Every activity of Church Life is viewed as an opportunity for learning. Every activity of Church Life is viewed as an opportunity for learning. Prepares people for active, conscious, meaningful participation in liturgy and the Church year. Prepares people for active, conscious, meaningful participation in liturgy and the Church year. Reflects on the meaning and significance of their participation Reflects on the meaning and significance of their participation Prepares people for the work of justicie and service Prepares people for the work of justicie and service Reflects on the connection between their actions and their faith Reflects on the connection between their actions and their faith Contributes to a strong sense of community, a deepening of Catholic commitment and an increase in Catholic practice. Contributes to a strong sense of community, a deepening of Catholic commitment and an increase in Catholic practice.

5 Foundation 3: A Comprehensive Framework Promotes knowledge of Faith Promotes knowledge of Faith Liturgical education: teaches meaning of liturgy and sacraments Liturgical education: teaches meaning of liturgy and sacraments Moral Formation: fosters conversion of life and values Moral Formation: fosters conversion of life and values Teaches to Pray Teaches to Pray Education of community life: how we live our faith Education of community life: how we live our faith Missionary initiation: equipping the faithful to be present as Christians in society. Missionary initiation: equipping the faithful to be present as Christians in society.

6 Foundation 4: A model of Catechizing Activity A faith approach of immersing people more deeply in the life of the church A faith approach of immersing people more deeply in the life of the church Learn by participating and experiencing Learn by participating and experiencing Integrating practices into each person’s life. Integrating practices into each person’s life.

7 Practices of Generations of Faith Practice 1: Events Centered Catechesis Practice 1: Events Centered Catechesis Practice 2: Lifelong and systematic Catechesis Practice 2: Lifelong and systematic Catechesis Practice 3: Emergent Catechetical content Practice 3: Emergent Catechetical content Practice 4: connected Catechesis: Prepare, Engage, Reflect/Apple Practice 4: connected Catechesis: Prepare, Engage, Reflect/Apple Practice 5: Intergenerational Catechesis Practice 5: Intergenerational Catechesis Practice 6: Alignment of Catechesis for all Ages Practice 6: Alignment of Catechesis for all Ages Practice 7: Home Faith Formation Practice 7: Home Faith Formation

8 Practice 1: Events Centered Catechesis Generations of Faith, faith formation is events- centered. It is developed around our all ready existing Church events: Generations of Faith, faith formation is events- centered. It is developed around our all ready existing Church events: Church Year Feasts and Seasons Church Year Feasts and Seasons Sacraments and Liturgy Sacraments and Liturgy Prayer and Spirituality Prayer and Spirituality Justice and Service Justice and Service Community Life Community Life

9 Practice 2: Lifelong and systematic Catechesis Since Generations of Faith is fashioned around Church Life and Events it forms a systematic cycle of continuous curriculum. This lifelong curriculum is formed from the Gospel message through six major content areas: Since Generations of Faith is fashioned around Church Life and Events it forms a systematic cycle of continuous curriculum. This lifelong curriculum is formed from the Gospel message through six major content areas: Church year feasts and seasons Church year feasts and seasons Sacraments, Sacraments, Justice and service, Justice and service, Morality Morality Prayer and Spirituality Prayer and Spirituality Creed Creed

10 Practice 3: Emergent Catechetical Content Event Centered Catechesis emerges us into the Beliefs and practices for Catholic Life and provides curriculum centered on foundations of the Catholic Faith. Event Centered Catechesis emerges us into the Beliefs and practices for Catholic Life and provides curriculum centered on foundations of the Catholic Faith.

11 Practice 4: Connected Catechesis: Prepare, Engage, Reflect/Apply Generations of Faith prepares people of all ages for participation in Church events and helps them reflect and apply the meaning of the event into their lives as Catholics. Generations of Faith prepares people of all ages for participation in Church events and helps them reflect and apply the meaning of the event into their lives as Catholics. Preparation empowers people to participate completely in the event and then live out its meaning and significance. Preparation empowers people to participate completely in the event and then live out its meaning and significance. Engaging in the event by actively participating transforms peoples lives and they learn. Engaging in the event by actively participating transforms peoples lives and they learn. Reflection helps people to share their experience and apply the meaning to their daily lives. Reflection helps people to share their experience and apply the meaning to their daily lives.

12 Practice 5: Intergenerational Catechesis Generations of Faith provides events-centered catechetical programs for all ages and generations in the parish community. Generations of Faith provides events-centered catechetical programs for all ages and generations in the parish community. Builds Community Builds Community Generations share and learn from each other Generations share and learn from each other Provides an environment where new ways of living one’s faith can be practiced. Provides an environment where new ways of living one’s faith can be practiced. Provides adult role models Provides adult role models Promotes understanding and respect for all individuals in all stages and ages of life through shared values and a common faith. Promotes understanding and respect for all individuals in all stages and ages of life through shared values and a common faith. Helps to overcome the age-segregated nature of Church programs. Helps to overcome the age-segregated nature of Church programs.

13 Practice 6: Alignment of Catechesis for All Ages Generations of Faith aligns the whole faith community in a common theme which will maximize family members opportunity for sharing and activities. Generations of Faith aligns the whole faith community in a common theme which will maximize family members opportunity for sharing and activities.

14 Practice 7: Home Faith Formation Generations of Faith empowers and enables individuals and families to live their faith at home and in the world. It enhances faith sharing at home. It provides resources and tools to extend and expand the learning from the event to their daily lives and home life. Generations of Faith empowers and enables individuals and families to live their faith at home and in the world. It enhances faith sharing at home. It provides resources and tools to extend and expand the learning from the event to their daily lives and home life.

15 St. Michael’s Blended Curriculum Using the Blended Approach, St. Michaels will develop an events-centered curriculum as their lifelong curriculum for all ages and generations and continue offering age-group catechesis for children, youth and adults. Using the Blended Approach, St. Michaels will develop an events-centered curriculum as their lifelong curriculum for all ages and generations and continue offering age-group catechesis for children, youth and adults.

16 St. Michael’s Plan Six to 8 Generations of Faith Events per year. Six to 8 Generations of Faith Events per year. K-5 Grade Children’s Liturgy of the Word. K-5 Grade Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Middle School Youth Group: Grades 6-8 Middle School Youth Group: Grades 6-8 High School Youth Group: Grades 9-12 High School Youth Group: Grades 9-12 Young Adult Ministry for Singles Young Adult Ministry for Singles Young Adult Ministry for Married Young Adult Ministry for Married 20-30

17 The Plan (con’t) Adult Faith Formation Adult Faith Formation Bible Studies Bible Studies Sacramental Preparation for Families and Children Sacramental Preparation for Families and Children Prayer Group Prayer Group RCIA RCIA Rosary Group Rosary Group Women of Grace for School Moms Women of Grace for School Moms JustFaith Social Justice Program JustFaith Social Justice Program Stewardship Program Stewardship Program Catechist training for both School Teachers and Volunteer Catechists Catechist training for both School Teachers and Volunteer Catechists Catholics Come Home Catholics Come Home

18 The Plan (con’t) Non Gathered: Non Gathered: Bulletin Calendar Design/Insert Bulletin Calendar Design/Insert Family take home packets with projects to do at home. Family take home packets with projects to do at home. Question of the week in the bulletin Question of the week in the bulletin Regularly updated web page for Faith Formation Regularly updated web page for Faith Formation

19 St. Michael’s Six Year Events Plan Year 1: Year of the Creed Year 1: Year of the Creed Year 2: Year of Sacraments Year 2: Year of Sacraments Year 3: Year of Prayer & Spirituality Year 3: Year of Prayer & Spirituality Year 4: Year of Morality Year 4: Year of Morality Year 5: Year of Justice Year 5: Year of Justice Year 6: Year of Church Year Feasts and Seasons Year 6: Year of Church Year Feasts and Seasons

20 Year 1: Year of Creed The Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit The Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit God the Father and Creator God the Father and Creator Jesus Christ, Son of God Jesus Christ, Son of God Jesus Christ: Death and Resurrection Jesus Christ: Death and Resurrection Holy Spirit Holy Spirit The Church The Church Communion of Saints and Life Everlasting Communion of Saints and Life Everlasting

21 Year 2: Year of Sacraments Introduction to Baptism & Confirmation Introduction to Baptism & Confirmation Celebrating Baptism: Word, Symbol, Ritual Celebrating Baptism: Word, Symbol, Ritual Celebrating Confirmation: Word, Symbol, Ritual Celebrating Confirmation: Word, Symbol, Ritual Introduction to Eucharist Introduction to Eucharist Eucharist: A walk through the Mass Eucharist: A walk through the Mass Eucharist: Listening to God’s Word Eucharist: Listening to God’s Word Eucharist: Celebrating Christ Present Eucharist: Celebrating Christ Present Introduction to Reconciliation Introduction to Reconciliation Celebrating Reconciliation: Word, Symbol, Ritual Celebrating Reconciliation: Word, Symbol, Ritual Introduction to Anointing of the Sick Introduction to Anointing of the Sick Celebrating Anointing of the Sick: Word, Symbol, Ritual Celebrating Anointing of the Sick: Word, Symbol, Ritual Introduction to Marriage Introduction to Marriage Celebrating Marriage Celebrating Marriage Introduction to Holy Orders Introduction to Holy Orders Celebrating Holy Orders Celebrating Holy Orders

22 Year 3: Year of Prayer & Spirituality Introduction to Prayer Introduction to Prayer Call to Prayer Call to Prayer The Lord’s Prayer The Lord’s Prayer Praying through the Year: Advent & Christmas Seasons Praying through the Year: Advent & Christmas Seasons Praying through the Year: Lent & Easter Seasons Praying through the Year: Lent & Easter Seasons The Rosary The Rosary Catholic Prayers and Devotions Catholic Prayers and Devotions

23 Year 4: Year of Morality Introduction to Morality Introduction to Morality Introduction to Moral Decision Making Introduction to Moral Decision Making Love of God and Neighbor Love of God and Neighbor Respect of Human Dignity Respect of Human Dignity Justice Justice Faithfulness Faithfulness Honesty and Integrity Honesty and Integrity Care, Compassion and Forgiveness Care, Compassion and Forgiveness

24 Year 5: Year of Justice Introduction to Justice and Catholic Social Teaching Introduction to Justice and Catholic Social Teaching Dignity of Human Life Dignity of Human Life Rights and Responsibilities Rights and Responsibilities Solidarity Solidarity Option for the Poor Option for the Poor Care for God’s Creation Care for God’s Creation Peace Peace

25 Year 6: Year of Church Year Feasts and Seasons Preparing for the Messiah and Birth of the Messiah Preparing for the Messiah and Birth of the Messiah Holy Family Holy Family Epiphany Epiphany Baptism of the Lord Baptism of the Lord Practices of Lent: Praying, Fasting Almsgiving Practices of Lent: Praying, Fasting Almsgiving Holy Week and the Pascal Mystery Holy Week and the Pascal Mystery Pentecost: Gift of the Holy Spirit Pentecost: Gift of the Holy Spirit All Saints: Communion of Saints All Saints: Communion of Saints


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