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FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM

LISA WHITAKER, DRE - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  812-738-2742

 

Allelu

 

Kindergarten & 1st Grade 

Allelu! is a brand-new, early childhood program with innovations that make it easy to engage every child and build his/her faith! It nurtures young children’s natural tendency to seek a relationship with God, reinforcing a strong sense of community and love.

The goals of Allelu! are to:

  • Teach young children about our Catholic faith.
  • Familiarize children with the Catholic sacraments, liturgical rituals, symbols, and seasons.
  • Help form children’s moral lives, standards and values.
  • Teach children how to pray.
  • Give children the words and tools they need to talk about God.

Allelu! is Christ-Centered  Allelu! is Child-Focused

2nd Grade - First Reconciliation/First Eucharist

Encounter with Christ is a completely new Sacrament preparation program for Reconciliation and Eucharist fromOur Sunday Visitor!  The program draws the child and family into their parish community with a developmentally appropriate, visually engaging approach. Children come to understand the order of the Rites, the signs and what they signify, and the meaning of the Sacraments in the larger context of our Catholic faith. Children and families are inspired and moved to full and active participation in parish life.

 

 

Alive In Christ: Parish

3rd & 4th Grade

►Jesus Christ is at the Center

Alive in Christ is intentional in its focus on the life, mission and saving work of Jesus Christ.
►Building Knowledge of, and Reverence for, Sacred Scripture
Sacred Scripture from both the Old and New Testament is presented in ways that encourage students to learn about the people and stories of the Bible and listen to the voice of God.
►Comprehensive Presentation of Catholic Teaching
                                           Alive in Christ provides a comprehensive and systematic presentation of the Catholic faith.
►Putting Faith into Practice
Activities and questions throughout each lesson prompt children to relate knowledge of our faith with their life experience so they can apply the many ways we worship, live, pray, and serve together as Catholics.

 

5th & 6th GradeEncounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday, Starter Pack

 Encounter:  Experiencing God in the Everyday is more than a Bible study program. It is a life-changing experience that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of middle school aged kids. Encounter uses the color-coded Bible Timeline learning system to reveal the story of our faith and God’s plan for our lives. As students are drawn into this story they will come to a new and profound understanding of who God is. Most importantly they will see God not as a distant doctrinal concept, but as a loving Father who desires a meaningful and lasting encounter with them.

Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed DVD Set

 

 Altaration

Through a unique learning experience, including powerful cinematography and workbook resources, teens will come to see the Mass and the priesthood in a dramatically new way. Altaration is designed to stir thought, create conversation, dispel myths, and inspire young souls to a deep and lasting love for the Mass. The goal of Altaration is not to fill teens’ heads with information but to pierce their hearts with transformation.

 

 

 

Confirmation Faith Formation Classes (7th - 12 Grade) -  2 year program

Session 1 - 2016-2017                                    Session 2 - 2017-2018

Confirmation April 2018

 

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 Teens Growing In Faith (TGIF)

The focus is to dive deeper in our faith and put meaning to what we do and why we do it as Catholic.  TGIF will also focus on preparing those seeking to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Our mission is for the high school teens to take ownership in their faith and provide tools to take their relationship with Christ to a level of loving him above all.

 

 

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Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explores the Christian faith. Each session includes a meal, a talk and small group discussion, where no question is too simple and no answer pre-packaged.

Meal  Offering a meal or snack is an essential part of Alpha. Guests are welcomed into a relaxed and friendly setting and have the opportunity to get to know one another. 

Talk After the meal, a short talk is given on the Christian faith. The talks are based on the teaching of the Church, the Bible, and the personal testimony of the speaker. Topics vary from ‘Who is Jesus?’ to ‘How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?’  

Small group discussion  The small groups provide the opportunity to build trust and friendship. The role of the host (leader) is to facilitate discussion, inviting guests to share openly and honestly, without any criticism or judgment. Within the group, guests learn the art of listening, reading the Scriptures and praying. The small groups often develop into prayer groups that may then become small Christian communities within the parish.

 

 

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