Family Faith Formation at Holy Family (F3@HF)

 

F3@HF is a parish based religious education program for the entire family.

 

Mission Statement: Empowering parents as the primary educators of the Catholic faith. Families making room for the Spirit of the Lord to fill their homes, hearts, and lives.

Our Motto: You, the domestic Church, meet every day. We, the parish church, gather once a month.

Theme for 2020/2021 school year: Have families fall in love with the mass.

 

We begin in September and are now taking registrations.

 

You are the first teachers of your children, the first ones who taught them about their faith, you baptized them, and you know you want to bring them up in the catholic faith. We will give you the tools necessary to continue to do this daily. Most of the time you probably won’t even know you’re doing it but you are. That is Faith in action. This can become the center of your faith.

F3@HF is a new ministry which truly empowers parents as the primary educators of the Catholic Faith. F3@HF will combine large group sessions, at-home sessions, service opportunities and so much more. F3@HF will bring to life the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Holy Bible, through hands-on interactive family friendly studies helping all members of the family continue to grow in their faith.

 

What does this program look like?

We gather one Saturday a month for family Mass and family dinner. Then we move to the sanctuary for family catechesis, a family activity, and family prayer time. The evening is finished with “Sweets and Social” a half hour of time to visit and mingle with fellow parishioners in the program.

 

When does this program meet?

One Saturday a month from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with your Sunday Mass obligation included.

 

What ages is this program for?

Pre-school through 9th grade, but older siblings are encouraged to join in the monthly gatherings.

 

What supplies are needed?

Each family will be supplied with their own ‘Tool Kit” containing a Children’s Bible and other resource books.  Each tool kit has a zipper pouch with pen, pencil, markers, highlighter, scissors, and Holy Water.

Each family will receive a colored envelope each month with the family activity sheets. These sheets coincide with the resource books and Bible. You are to work together with your family to complete the sheets. These completed sheets are put back in the envelope and brought to the next month’s session.

Each student will receive a color coded folder with their age appropriate Gospel Weeklies. These sheets are to be done by the student and pertain to the Gospel message taught each week at Sunday Mass. Families can work together on them if necessary. These folders are turned in at each monthly session and the student picks up a new folder.

Tokens will be awarded for completed work and completed Gospel Weeklies. These tokens will be collected by the family throughout the year and our May session we will celebrate with a carnival.

 

What does the program cost?

Family Tool Kit (1 time fee)                       $125.00

Individual Student Gospel Weeklies       $  50.00 (per student)

ESC Sacramental Fees

1st Reconciliation/Communion               $  25.00

Confirmation                                               $  55.00