FF At Home Guide for April 19-25, 2020

SJW FF At Home Guide for April 19-25, 2020

Suggestions to use for the week

Hard to believe, but we are nearing the end of our regularly scheduled Faith Formation year – definitely not at all how I imagined things would be winding down for the year, but here we are.  I mentioned a few weeks ago for our Restored Order families to watch for guidance and direction on how to proceed with continued preparation at home, however at this point, we are still reassessing our original schedule and trying to figure out the best plan moving forward. Since the Bishop has cancelled all Sacramental Masses through December, that will obviously create a back log for everyone.  We are working on that and will be in touch with those families regarding our new plan, once we have that in place.

We hope to share a special message from myself and our catechists with you all next week…so please be sure to watch for that. Until then, check out the following links for some much needed laughter, distraction and entertainment at this point in the midst of the COVID 19 epidemic. A sampling of some great Christian comedians…so all are good clean fun, and at least one of them is guaranteed to make you laugh!

Tim Hawkins

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

Random Jokes

Wii and Games, Glow in the Dark Frisbee Funny

Nursery Rhymes

Parenting Songs


Give Mom a Break

Chris Padgett

God Is

John Crist

If Bible Characters had I-phones

Christian Alexa

Anita Renfroe

“Don’t Breathe”

In the Motherhood

Covid 19

Christian Comedy

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

Chonda Pierce

Three Little Pigs

Piano Lessons

2020-2021 K-8 Faith Formation and High School Youth Ministry Registration Form (HERE and on our Website HERE)

We look forward to a wonderful Faith Formation year in 2020-2021 with all of your families. Although the registration deadline is August 3rd, please keep in mind that it helps us TREMENDOUSLY in our planning phase to receive your registration forms as early as possible. Do also keep in mind, that if you sign up to be a Catechist, Co-Catechist or Hall Helper, fees are waived. We have a fee this year of $60 per child or $100 for two or more children, if registration is completed by August 3rd. Fees will then double after August 3rd and be $120 for one child and $200 for two or more. This amount will help offset our cost incurred for Faith Formation materials for each student (books/leaflets/pencils/markers/glue/paper/etc.), Sacramental materials - for those levels involved with Restored Order, and additional supplies needed through the year for our special “K-8” activities and Faith Building Sessions.

Vacation Bible School Registration Form (HERE and on our Website HERE)

VBS will be held the week of July 13-17th, 9:00-11:30am each day…as of now.  This year’s theme is Rocky Railway…Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through.”  VBS is open to all children age 4 (by 9/1/2020) to present grade level 4 (entering grade 5). Registration will end on June 30th, so be sure to reserve your family’s spot today! Youth, grades 6 and above, are needed as well!  Many areas are available from decorating to crew leaders. We hope you’ll join us for this extremely well attended and fun event for all ages!!

*We will keep you posted as things progress and will be prayerful that this years VBS is not “DERAILED!”

Opening Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Levels K-4

Levels K-4 - Pflaum Gospel Weeklies  (Levels 5-8 youth can use these if desired)

For directions on how to access this please click HERE

Find your child’s level and go to “Teaching Guides: Unit 4 – March 15th- May 10th” and find the lesson for April 19th.

Children’s Worship Bulletins

Jesus Appears to His Disciples - (See both Attachments HERE and HERE and find the one appropriate for your child’s age)

Levels 5-8

Level 5-Chosen Level 7&8-Encounter

Since our Sunday/Wednesday classes work at different paces, please choose a topic of interest or one your child hasn’t seen already…watch the video HERE and then access the workbook as a guide through the lesson and for further discussion.

Level 6-Father Mike Schmitz You Tube Clips

Choose a few topics, watch HERE, listen and discuss as a family.

Levels K-8

Saint Story

St. Martin de Porres – (HERE)

Lenten Passports

    • Please email me with the number of events your child has participated in, so we can be prepared with Prizes, once we are able to get those to them!

Closing Prayer

Five Finger Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who wander about the world seeking the ruin of souls.


(Please email or text me any prayer intentions you may have for next week)

THANK YOU… to the following families for sharing your pictures with us this week. We truly love staying connected and hearing how you are doing.

Mary Jasline and family created some wonderful crosses from our Palm Sunday palms, that Father John will bless and distribute at a later date.

The Badman family made these wonderful crosses to have blessed. What a beautiful and special display in their home, in the mean time!

JoAnn Hefer weaves beautiful palms each year for the office staff and we appreciated her help this year in weaving some extras!

Kylene and Jim Martin are also pitching in to lend a hand with the 1,000 palms that were made into crosses.

Josie and Jonah Scherschel are sharing their terrific palms that their family made.

The Phelp’s girls are working hard on their palms!

Please continue to email me pictures of your family having some fun “Family-Faith” time or even a picture of your family’s “Sacred Space,” through the week. We’d love to see and share them!

Please email, text or call with ANY needs, we are happy to help however we can!

Stay Healthy and Be Safe


Janice Anderson

Faith Formation Coordinator

St. Joseph the Worker

700 East Spruce Street

Chatham, IL 62629

217.483.3772 (Office)

217.836.0335 (Cell)

217.483.4581 (Fax)