April Week 1 Faith Formation

Easter Greetings!

 

Easter Blessings to you and your families! As we finish up this Faith Formation year, please take a moment to access the  2021-2022 Faith Formation form HERE and return it to the Parish Office to reserve your child’s spot for next year. We do hope to be back in the classroom next year and look forward to seeing our families on a regular basis IN PERSON!  Below, you will find several items to choose from to help you through our final month of April. This month, our two lessons look at the questions: “How do we know the Catholic Church is the Church Jesus founded? And “ What do we mean by life everlasting?”  

 

Please view the following link for our APRIL Parent Video: https://youtu.be/dwrfbZYeItU

 

April Pacing Guide

A great resource to reference for suggestions on a weekly schedule:

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/April_English_1_.pdf

 

Recommended resources for Lesson 12: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church

 

Teaching the Liturgical Year

Participating regularly in Sunday Mass strengthens families to follow Christ. Find lessons to teach this Sundays Gospel (APRIL 11th) here…includes both educator guides and student activity pages.

Lower Elementary Educator Guide  

Upper/Middle Elementary Educator Guide  

Lower Elementary Student Activities 

Upper/Middle Student Activities

 

Ark of Hope Lenten Service Project

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our Ark of Hope Service Project! Overall, we collected $4,852.00!!! Whew, what a slew of animals that will provide for those in need…many, many thanks for your generosity!

 

 

Family Faith Scrapbook

Submit a picture of your scrapbook by Friday, April 30th in order to be entered into our drawing for a $40.00 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card this month. Looking forward to seeing your continued progress. There are two Storybook activities this month. Those can be found on page 216 and 232 of the parent guide.

 

Additional Resources

Enjoy these lessons and coloring pages to learn about the saints:

 

April 01 - Saint Gilbert de Moravia  / San Gilberto de Moravia

April 03 - Saint Benedict the African / San Benito el Africano

April 06 - Saint Galla of Rome / Santa Galla de Roma

April 08 - Saint Julie Billiart / Santa Julia Billiart

April 11 - Saint Stanislaus / San Estanislao de Cracovia

April 16 - Saint Bernadette Soubirous  / Santa Bernadette Soubirous

April 19 - Saint Gianna Beretta Molla / Santa Gianna Beretta Molla

April 23 - Saint George / San Jorge

April 25 - Saint Mark the Evangelist / San Marco Evangelista

April 29 - Saint Catherine of Siena / Santa Catalina de Siena

April 31 - Pope Saint Pius V / Papa San Pio V

 

Here are some other fun activities for families:

Last Supper - Spot the Difference Activity

Clothespin Cross Craft Watercolor Surprise Easter Egg Art

Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting

Easter Season Kahoot

 

FORMED

FORMED has books, audios, movies, & bible study & faith formation programs for both children and adults. Try Formed by going to our parish website. This does not cost you anything to sign up as the parish pays for the subscription. Questions? Contact the parish office at 217-483-3772

 

Children’s Worship Bulletins

Here are age-appropriate puzzle pages to complement our scripture readings for the week.

     3+ Year Olds          7+ Year Olds

 

Watch for our next update on Sunday, April 18th, and until then, please log in to view the parent video link on You Tube and continue work on your family scrapbook.

 

Peace to you all!