210 Division Street, Walker, MN
210 Division Street, Walker, MN
Family Faith Formation
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION 2022-2023
All families are warmly welcome to join Family Faith Formation starting Sept. 21, 2022. Families will meet weekly on Wednesday nights at St. Agnes. Family nights include: dinner, breakout sessions, and Adoration. Dinner starts at 5:30pm.
Metanoia Series with Fr. Dave Pivonka (pictures above, see trailer below)
Family of Faith Year III teachings interspersed to match the elementary program, based this year on the 10 commandments
The "YOU" series for theology of the Body (see trailer below)
Early Childhood: Parents with children ages birth to 5 are invited for dinner and a parent-led craft time activity and children's adoration. Parents may leave shortly after dinner or stay for the parent sessions. Children are welcome to stay with parents during the parent session. Childcare is available upon request.
K-5: Bible, the 10 commandments, and lives of the Saints.
6-10: The junior high and early high school kids will participate in the Metanoia series in the fall with the parents, and sometimes on their own. In the spring, the 9-10 graders will join the "YOU" series on the theology of the body while the 6-8 graders will learn the same material at their level.
11-12: Kids in grades 11-12 are in the Confirmation track. As in years past, we will use the "Chosen" series from Ascension press (trailer below), newly updated for this year! In the spring, the Confirmation track will also join in the "YOU" series and have 8 sessions of "bonus nights" to fit in all the Chosen segments.
September 21st 5:30PM *Kick-off includes dinner and fun The night will also include dessert, yard games, and a parent meeting at 6:30 PM. Supervised activities will be available for children during the parent meeting. Whether you plan on registering or are undecided, we warmly welcome you to the kick-off!
Start Date: Sept. 21
End Date: May 3, 2023
Cost for the year: $30/per family
YOU! Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body
In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, YOU cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there. YOU. Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others. While the trailer cannot embed here, click "watch on facebook" to check it out!
WHAT IS ADORATION?
Simply put, Eucharistic Adoration is spending time with Jesus who is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Pope Benedict recently said that Eucharistic Adoration “is simply the natural consequence of the Eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church’s supreme act of adoration. The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration.”
Confirmation is a two year program for students entering grades 10th & 11th. Year One includes participation in the Family Faith Formation program starting Fall 2021. The Year One program consists of the new series called Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation and Bishop Robert Barron's Sacraments Study. Year two begins Fall 2022 and includes participation in the Chosen program from Ascension Press. Confirmation Mass will be celebrated with the Bishop at St. Agnes in the Spring of 2023. To register for Year One, please fill out the Family of Faith Registration Form above. To learn more about the programs for Year One and Year Two, view trailers below. Year One begins September 29, 2021.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAM FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST COMMUNION
Sacramental Preparation includes participation in the Family of Faith program as well as parent and child classes on Sunday afternoons. To register, please fill out the Family of Faith Registration Form above.
Start date: Family Faith Formation September 22, 2021 (see details above)
Parent Meeting dates: TBD
Click here to learn more about the Encounter With Christ curriculum from Our Sunday Visitor.