February Week 4 Faith Formation

The majority of items below are just carried forward from last week to allow for “catch up and review” time if needed, before we move into March. Continued prayers as we journey through Lent and don’t forget to click on the link below to share a monthly reflection!

 

 Recommended resources for Lesson 8: He is Not Here, He Has Risen

 

Recommended resources for Lesson 9: Christ is Risen, Christ Will Come Again

 

Teaching the Liturgical Year

Here is a weekly lesson based on this Sunday’s (February 28th) Gospel, available to help aid understanding for each age level…includes both educator guides and student activity pages.

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Lent21Lower3T.pdf

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Lent21Upper3T.pdf

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Lent21Lower3S.pdf

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Lent21Upper3S.pdf

 

 

Additional Lenten Resources/Activities

Current Events Lesson: Journey Through Lent - Six Lessons to share with lower, middle and upper grades

 

Ark of Hope Service Project

The story of Noah’s Ark is one of hope and promise. God compelled Noah to gather and protect the Earth’s vulnerable creatures during the great flood. God offers this protection to us as well, as we endure great storms. Catholic Relief Services works with organizations around the world to help poor and vulnerable people overcome emergencies, build a sustainable future through agriculture and access vital health services. The CRS Ark of Hope program offers a meaningful way for our community to join them in their work and to help fight global poverty one animal at a time...or two by two. Our Faith Formation program will be collecting donations throughout the Lenten season. Cowpoke Pete and Cowgirl Cora will be in the gathering space to collect your donations. You can also drop off donations in the parish office, M-F; 8:30am-4:00pm, or mail them in to the office (just please be sure to indicate what the money is for). No gift is too big or too small. Want to know more about the items within the Ark? Go online to HERE and read all about the good work that they do.

 

Matthew Kelly Best Lent Ever

https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/

 

Level 2 Restored Order Prep to Begin in March

Preparation for Restored Order (Class of 2021) will begin for our next group of kiddos in March. If your 2nd grade child is signed up for FF this year, they are automatically on the list. If you have a 3rd grade child or above, who has not received Confirmation or First Communion, please let me know if you would like them added to this group, in order to ensure correspondence from Cindy Essex in the future.

 

February Reflection

Click on the following link (FILL OUT FORM) to find the February Reflection and submit that by Sunday, February 28th. We look forward to hearing from your family!

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“SJW Faith Formation Families” Private Facebook Page

JOIN US, if you haven’t already. We invite members to post pictures and share experiences of how the year is going for your family through the year.

 

Children’s Worship Bulletins

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

     3+ Year Olds          7+ Year Olds