Faith Formation during COVID-19 Pandemic
Please see the links below that relate to our current FF curriculum. Our publishers have graciously offered free access to use these during this time, so PLEASE indulge in this opportunity! Please also keep reading to find out how your child can continue to participate in our FF Lenten Passport program and continue to earn their stamps towards our prize stash at the end.
Levels K-4 - Pflaum Gospel Weeklies:
For directions on how to access this please click HERE.
Level 5-Chosen / Level 7&8-Encounter
For directions on how to access this please click HERE
Level 6- Father Mike Schmitz You Tube Clips – these are not necessarily the same clips from our curriculum, but they can watch, listen and discuss as a family.
Fr. Mike's link can be found HERE
Children’s Worship Bulletins (Attachment each week that is an age-appropriate puzzle sheet that goes along with the weekly Gospel message.) These are given to the kids at the start of class for Levels K-4, just fun puzzles that go along with the Gospel message for the week. They can be found HERE.
This will now be an “at home” project and one where I’m asking you, as the parent, to please monitor and guide the kids through this project. The kids have had the opportunity to earn 4 stamps so far: Mardi Gras Family Night, Mass for Ash Wednesday, Class for March 1/4, and Class for March 8/11. Since we have missed this past week of classes (March 15/18) and the Living Stations presentation originally scheduled for March 20, we will schedule new opportunities to earn these, and the remaining Activity Dates, in the days and weeks ahead. I just ask that these be approved by you as the parent and initialed on their passports when completed.
Saint Stories – these will be attachments and are read sometime during class each week. Since our theme this year is “Saint’s Alive,” we have been sharing some fun facts about several different saints with the kids each week. Please read and share with them as well.
Attachments: Five Finger Prayer / Basic Prayers / 13 Best Catholic Apps
If you have any prayer intentions that you would like to email to me directly, or text anonymously for me to share with our families, please do! At this time of not being able to do much, we definitely CAN PRAY!
Additional Websites of Interest
The Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops HERE
The Order of Mass and The Act of Spiritual Communion booklets HERE to be used at home for both children and adults.
Children’s Share the Word HERE
THIS website has a “pay” option if you wish to join the website to be able to have a wider access, but is also has a “free” section which has many usable ideas.
THIS website is FANTASTIC! So many wonderful topics and themes with food ideas, crafts and catholic teachings that are very engaging!
Lots of ideas and activities HERE. Let your fingers do the walking and wander around.
You can find Joe Paprocki’s blog HERE and well as webinars from the past and lots of resources for education at home. He is our Bishop’s brother and is a font of information – time well spent!
Springfield Diocesan Website for up to date info HERE
The Holy See - Vatican News HERE
Curious about the Catechism of the Catholic Church? You can find it online HERE.
The Catholic Tool Box - tons of info with awesome ideas HERE.
Bayard Faith Resources HERE
Matthew Kelly – Dynamic Catholic HERE (The Best Lent Ever is underway – join now – it’s FREE)
Chris Stefanik – Real Life Catholic HERE – your 5th through 8th grader will know who this is!! He’s very engaging, for both youth and parent!
Holy Heroes HERE
Saint Mary’s HERE
~ Please Be Well and Stay Healthy! ~
Faith Formation Coordinator
St. Joseph the Worker
700 East Spruce Street
Chatham, IL 62629