Family Faith Formation
FAMILY OF FAITH 2020-2021
All families are warmly welcome to join Family Faith Formation starting Sept. 23rd, 2020. We will be continuing Family Faith Formation with a new program from Sophia Institute Press called Family of Faith. Together, we will see a detailed picture of authentic and vibrant Catholic family life, discuss practical ways and tools to implement this life in your home, age-appropriate readings, games, crafts, and other activities to help you deepen among your children a love for Christ and His Church. Kindergarten through 10th grade and parents will meet in-person once a month at St. Agnes and family activities will be done once a month at home. Snacks and sweet treats will be provided at the gatherings! Kindergarten-5th Grade will meet in classrooms with catechists. Grades 6th-10th and parents will meet in the social hall. Everyone will be on the same page with the new Family of Faith program. This year's theme is Exploring the Profession of Faith. K-5 will learn Bible verses, learn about sacred art, and celebrate a Saint of the Month! 6-10 and parents will explore the faith through teachings by Fr. Timothy, learning about Church history, sacred art, Faith & Science, and more! We will get to know the Bible, explore the faith, and enjoy fellowship in a safe setting. Other fun events throughout the year will include a pet blessing, nature walk, and more!
Start date: September 23 from 6:15-7:30 PM
Cost: $30/per family for the year
Confirmation students in grades 11 & 12 and parents will meet in-person once a week to go through the Chosen program from Ascension Press. The Confirmation Retreat with the Diocese of Duluth is scheduled for March 19-21, 2021 and Confirmation Mass with the bishop is on April 30, 2021. *To register, please fill out the Family of Faith Registration Form (link above).
Start date: September 16 from 6:30-7:30 PM
SIGNS OF GRACE SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAM FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST COMMUNION
Sacramental Preparation will be done at home in addition to participating in the Family of Faith program and parent meetings with Fr. Timothy. We will be introducing an new Sacramental Preparation program called Signs of Grace which includes fun activities, entertaining videos with well-known presenters, engaging student guides, and compelling stories, helping children understand intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally that the Sacraments are a real encounter with Jesus Christ. Parents will watch videos and complete the lessons with their child at home. Parents will meet with Fr. Timothy on a few occasions outside of Family Nights (dates to be announced). Children's classroom activities will be available during the parent meetings. The First Communion Mass is scheduled for May 2, 2021. * To register, please fill out the Family of Faith Registration Form (link above).
Start date: Family Faith Formation September 23 from 6:15-7:15 PM
Parent Meeting dates: to be announced
Due to COVID-19, Children's Chapel has been cancelled until further notice. During children's chapel, children ages 3-7 are invited to gather in the chapel the first and third Sunday of the month. Following the opening prayer, children will gather at the front of the church for a blessing then go to the Adoration chapel. During Children's Chapel they will hear the readings including the Gospel and then go to the social hall for a theme-based activity and prayer. The children will be given a "mission of the week" based on the Gospel reading for that day. The children will return to the church during the offertory. No registration is required.
All volunteers working with youth must meet the Diocesan requirements for Safe Environment which include Code of Conduct, Background Check and Youth Protection training. The parish provides Safe Environment education for students and families through a program called Circle of Grace which is supported and mandated by the Diocese of Duluth. For more information about Safe Environment and Circle of Grace please call 218-547-1054.