Presentation on theme: "Lifelong faith Formation for The Whole Parish Community"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lifelong faith Formation for The Whole Parish Community Generations of FaithLifelong faith Formation forThe Whole Parish Community
2 Foundations of Generations of Faith Foundation 1: A Living FaithFoundation 2: A Lifelong Learning CommunityFoundation 3: A comprehensive FrameworkFoundation 4: A Model of Catechizing Activity
3 Foundation 1: A Living Faith Informs: nurtures people’s minds and hearts with wisdom of the Catholic FaithForm: Shaping people’s identity and lifestyle through Christian Discipleship.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.Prepares people for active, conscious, meaningful participation in liturgy and the Church year.Reflects on the meaning and significance of their participationPrepares people for the work of justicie and serviceReflects on the connection between their actions and their faithContributes 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 FaithLiturgical education: teaches meaning of liturgy and sacramentsMoral Formation: fosters conversion of life and valuesTeaches to PrayEducation of community life: how we live our faithMissionary 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 churchLearn by participating and experiencingIntegrating practices into each person’s life.
7 Practices of Generations of Faith Practice 1: Events Centered CatechesisPractice 2: Lifelong and systematic CatechesisPractice 3: Emergent Catechetical contentPractice 4: connected Catechesis: Prepare, Engage, Reflect/ApplePractice 5: Intergenerational CatechesisPractice 6: Alignment of Catechesis for all AgesPractice 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:Church Year Feasts and SeasonsSacraments and LiturgyPrayer and SpiritualityJustice and ServiceCommunity 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:Church year feasts and seasonsSacraments,Justice and service,MoralityPrayer and SpiritualityCreed
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.
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.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.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.Builds CommunityGenerations share and learn from each otherProvides an environment where new ways of living one’s faith can be practiced.Provides adult role modelsPromotes 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.
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.
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.
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.
16 St. Michael’s Plan Six to 8 Generations of Faith Events per year. K-5 Grade Children’s Liturgy of the Word.Middle School Youth Group: Grades 6-8High School Youth Group: Grades 9-12Young Adult Ministry for Singles 18-28Young Adult Ministry for Married 20-30
17 The Plan (con’t) Adult Faith Formation Bible Studies Sacramental Preparation for Families and ChildrenPrayer GroupRCIARosary GroupWomen of Grace for School MomsJustFaith Social Justice ProgramStewardship ProgramCatechist training for both School Teachers and Volunteer CatechistsCatholics Come Home
18 The Plan (con’t) Non Gathered: Bulletin Calendar Design/Insert Family take home packets with projects to do at home.Question of the week in the bulletinRegularly updated web page for Faith Formation
19 St. Michael’s Six Year Events Plan Year 1: Year of the CreedYear 2: Year of SacramentsYear 3: Year of Prayer & SpiritualityYear 4: Year of MoralityYear 5: Year of JusticeYear 6: Year of Church Year Feasts and Seasons
20 Year 1: Year of Creed The Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit God the Father and CreatorJesus Christ, Son of GodJesus Christ: Death and ResurrectionHoly SpiritThe ChurchCommunion of Saints and Life Everlasting
21 Year 2: Year of Sacraments Introduction to Baptism & ConfirmationCelebrating Baptism: Word, Symbol, RitualCelebrating Confirmation: Word, Symbol, RitualIntroduction to EucharistEucharist: A walk through the MassEucharist: Listening to God’s WordEucharist: Celebrating Christ PresentIntroduction to ReconciliationCelebrating Reconciliation: Word, Symbol, RitualIntroduction to Anointing of the SickCelebrating Anointing of the Sick: Word, Symbol, RitualIntroduction to MarriageCelebrating MarriageIntroduction to Holy OrdersCelebrating Holy Orders
22 Year 3: Year of Prayer & Spirituality Introduction to PrayerCall to PrayerThe Lord’s PrayerPraying through the Year: Advent & Christmas SeasonsPraying through the Year: Lent & Easter SeasonsThe RosaryCatholic Prayers and Devotions
23 Year 4: Year of Morality Introduction to Morality Introduction to Moral Decision MakingLove of God and NeighborRespect of Human DignityJusticeFaithfulnessHonesty and IntegrityCare, Compassion and Forgiveness
24 Year 5: Year of JusticeIntroduction to Justice and Catholic Social TeachingDignity of Human LifeRights and ResponsibilitiesSolidarityOption for the PoorCare for God’s CreationPeace
25 Year 6: Year of Church Year Feasts and Seasons Preparing for the Messiah and Birth of the MessiahHoly FamilyEpiphanyBaptism of the LordPractices of Lent: Praying, Fasting AlmsgivingHoly Week and the Pascal MysteryPentecost: Gift of the Holy SpiritAll Saints: Communion of Saints