April Week 3 Faith Formation

WE MADE IT!

 

Here we are, the final week of FF class for the 2020-2021 school year…and everyone is still standing and accounted for! No matter what happened or didn’t happen, or how much time was spent or wasn’t spent working on topics/lessons this year….you made it…and should be very proud of the efforts that were given…and for even committing to signing up for this, this year! Yes, Faith Formation “knowledge” can be found within the pages of a textbook, but the most impactful “life-long” lessons of FF are found on a daily basis within the happenings and interactions of your own families…we cannot even come close to matching those experiences for your children. So KUDOS to you AMAZING and WONDERFUL parents who daily, strive to give your all to your families, despite the “messiness” and detours of life! Your kids are blessed by your example and gifted by your presence in their lives…KEEP IT UP…the rewards of heaven will be well worth it!! J

 

Another friendly reminder to 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 cannot wait to see everyone back in person next year and return to fellowship and interaction on a “face-to-face” level with you all!

 

Review:

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

 

Recommended resources for Lesson 13: Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! 

 

Teaching the Liturgical Year

Participating regularly in Sunday Mass strengthens families to follow Christ. Find lessons to teach this Sundays Gospel (APRIL 18th) 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

 

Gospel Lessons for the month of May

Sunday of May 2, 2021: Lower Elementary Educator Guide I Upper/Middle Elementary Educator Guide Lower Elementary Student Activities I Upper/Middle Student Activities

Sunday of May 9, 2021: Lower Elementary Educator Guide I Upper/Middle Elementary Educator Guide I Lower Elementary Student Activities Upper/Middle Student Activities

Ascension Thursday: Lower Elementary Educator Guide I Upper/Middle Elementary Educator Guide Lower Elementary Student Activities Upper/Middle Student Activities

Sunday of May 16, 2021: Lower Elementary Educator Guide I Upper/Middle Elementary Educator Guide I Lower Elementary Student Activities Upper/Middle Student Activities

Sunday of May 23, 2021: Lower Elementary Educator Guide I Upper/Middle Elementary Educator Guide Lower Elementary Student Activities I Upper/Middle Student Activities

Sunday of May 30, 2021: Lower Elementary Educator Guide I Upper/Middle Elementary Educator Guide Lower Elementary Student Activities Upper/Middle Student Activities

Funnies and Laughs

Don’t know how anyone makes it through the hills and valleys of life without a little laughter! I shared these last year, but thought they were worth revisiting!

Good clean Christian/Catholic Comedians – at least one of these will bring you a smile!

Tim Hawkins

Top 3 (Hey There Delilah Parody / Favorite Bible Verse / I’m a Christian Testimony Song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHvR9hF75Zc

Random Jokes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQhPs3E52iE

Wii and Games, Glow in the Dark Frisbee Funny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei21u-s5kpM

Nursery Rhymes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atr7lYGy2Zs

Parenting Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aTR4T0JHQc

Parenthood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXmIWYdMRX0

Give Mom a Break

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxyqukOYPk

 

Chris Padgett

God Is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euJSfnSzebw

 

John Crist

If Bible Characters had I-phones with John Christ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt5k_tO6768

Christian Alexa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8Z_5Agtsqg

Anita Renfroe

“Don’t Breathe”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmLCVjPRBLk

In the Motherhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4D3ay7TgyY

 Covid 19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C36QVaYm_2g

 

Christian Comedy

**Variety of Clips – Be sure to go to the end and watch/listen to Steve Harvey’s Clip – his Introduction of Jesus Christ – Amen!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP50ISr7KXc

 

Chonda Pierce

Three Little Pigs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmSg1wY0gso

Piano Lessons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjcfdnqSvT0

 

CONGRATS to Sergio Anderson, Kennedy Barth, Landon Boehler, Ainsley Caban, Gwen Foster, Mackenzie Gerloff, Maddisyn Kaiser, Mackenzie Murphy, Cadence Skelton, Maggie Spohrer and Cami Wienhoff

 

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.  So far, The Wienhoff Family has shared a picture of their scrapbook page with us.  If you’d like to be entered into our final drawing, get those in ASAP!

 

April Reflection

Don't forget to look at the April Reflection HERE and submit that by Friday, April 30th. We enjoy keeping up to date on how things are going for your family and hope you’ll respond with a short reply.

 

FORMED – CHECK THIS OUT!

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 (THANK YOU FR. JOHN!!) 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