Daily Readings, Daily Meditation, & Saint of the Day
Hello Everyone,In this time of great uncertainty and many unknowns, we want you to know that we here at St. Gregory the Great are here for you and want to support your families in whatever way we are able.Though the need for social distancing due to COVID-19 has cancelled faith formation classes, it has not eliminated your children's need for faith formation.Our mission has always been to assist families in the faith formation of their children, and these times are no different. The St. Gregory the Great Faith Formation team has discussed this topic, and we believe that this quarantine can bring with it a great blessing.Your children have gained a lot of free time, but at the same time, they have been thrown into isolation. They will be pushed to find something to fill this hole, and it is our hope that they will be able to fill that hole with God and with family.Over the next few weeks, we will continue to send lesson plans to our catechists as usual. Many of you may have already received some resources from your child(ren)'s catechist. We will also have families resources and ideas to lead lessons, meditations, Bible studies, and other family activities designed to grow the whole family in faith together added to our parish website under the Faith Formation tab. It should be noted that these resources offered are not mandatory, nor will absences we counted for the remainder of the year.If you have a child enrolled in Sacrament Preparation, please keep an eye out for an additional email.You and your family are in our prayers during this time of challenge.The Faith Formation Team of St. Gregory the Great
Much like how in Church, we have different decor to help indicate which liturgical season we are celebrating (a wreath and purple cloth for Advent, green for Ordinary time, and white and lilies for Easter), you too can model this within the home.
At home, if you do not already have a prayer space, you can make one pretty easily with household objects.
Video resources that are fun and engaging for children can be found on Formed.org. Here are couple that we have found to be excellent. Don't have Formed.org? Sign up for free using our St. Gregory the Great parish code. Directions can be found by clicking here.
Video: Formed.org "Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle"
Video: Formed.org "Brother Francis; Let's Learn About Lent"
"He gives power to the faint, abundant strength to the weak. Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, they that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint."
Isaiah 40: 29-31
The Faith Formation process for middle school, 5th through 8th Grade, focuses on community building and reinforcing the Catechetical foundation built in the lower elementary grades. Growth in the young person’s faith is strengthened with an emphasis on the Bible, Catholic teaching and how to connect our Catholic traditions into daily life. This ministry also facilitates the transition into the high school programs and continued parish involvement.
Please visit the parish office, or click here to register online.
Early Registration (before 8/5/19):
$95 for one child $160 for two children $205 for three or more children
Late Registration (after 8/4/19):
$115 for one child $200 for two children $250 for three or more children
Note: No family is ever denied religious education due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Catechetical ministry facilitators for special consideration.
For questions, please contact Ginger Marlin: 858-653-3594 or email@example.com
Note: All sessions meet in the Parish Hall.
It is expected that parents and children will celebrate weekly Mass together. Attendance at Mass is an integral and essential part of the formation of each child's faith.
Children are expected to be on time and consistent in attendance. Consistent tardiness is not only disruptive, but disrespectful to the teacher (Catechist) and to the other students.
Parents are to notify the Catechist if their child will be absent. Absences will be considered excused only when make-up materials have been completed and turned in to the teacher.
Families have the option of teaching their children at home, using instructional materials designed for home study. Families will need to regularly submit documentation in the form of chapter reviews and/or progress reports to demonstrate their child's progress in the curriculum.
Faith Formation Calendar
Interested in becoming a Catechist or Volunteer?