March Week 3&4 Faith Formation

As we rapidly approach Holy Week and the Easter Season, please take a look below for some added resources to choose from in celebration of this beautiful time of year. Please keep in mind that we will follow the Chatham Schools calendar for Spring Break, so this will be the final email for March. We are wrapping up our Faith Formation year in April and will have one final parent video available on Sunday, April 11th. I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am of all you for your steadfast commitment to the program this year. Through the “Hills” and the “Valleys” of the year, you persevered and you should be very happy and content with that! We have all lived through a year like no other, with many challenges that constantly impacted our families, in different ways, and we’re all still standing…Praise be to God!!

 

Take a breath, find some inner peace…join in the walk with Jesus to the Cross in the weeks ahead….and rejoice in the hope that we have as Christians, knowing that the Resurrection lies ahead. God Bless all of you for your strength, love and faith that you give and share with your families every day!

 

REVIEW:

Recommended resources for Lesson 10: I Will Not Leave You Orphans

 

Recommended resources for Lesson 11: I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church

Teaching the Liturgical Year

Participating regularly in Sunday Mass strengthens families to follow Christ. Find lessons to teach this Sundays Gospel (March 21st) here…includes both educator guides and student activity pages.

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Lent21Lower6T.pdf

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Lent21Upper6T.pdf

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Lent21Lower6S.pdf

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Lent21Upper6S.pdf

 

Lessons for Holy Week and Easter:

Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021Lower Elementary Educator Guide I Upper/Middle Elementary Educator Guide I

Holy Week/Triduum, April 1-April 3, 2021Lower Elementary Educator Guide I Upper/Middle Elementary Educator Guide Lower Elementary Student Activities I Upper/Middle Student Activities

Easter, April 4, 2021Lower Elementary Educator Guide I Upper/Middle Elementary Educator Guide Lower Elementary Student Activities I Upper/Middle Student Activities

 

Easter Season Resources and Activities

Celebrating the Entire Easter Season – All 5o Days!

https://www.catholicicing.com/50-days-of-easter/

 

Strong Catholic Faith/Easter

http://www.catholicfamilyfaith.org/easter-season-resources.html

 

Catholic Easter Activites

https://www.thereligionteacher.com/easter-activities/

 

The Catholic Toolbox/Easter

https://catholicblogger1.blogspot.com/2011/03/easter.html

 

 

Family Faith Scrapbook

Submit a picture of your scrapbook by Sunday, March 28th in order to be entered into our drawing for a $40.00 IHOP gift card this month. Looking forward to seeing your continued progress. There are two Storybook activities this month. Those can be found on page 180 and 188 of the parent guide.

 

March Reflection

Please click HERE to find the March Reflection and submit that by Sunday, March 28th. We enjoy keeping up to date on how things are going for your family and hope you’ll respond with a short reply.

 

Ark of Hope Lenten Service Project

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 https://crs.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1089&eventID=993 and read all about the good work that they do.

 

Birthday Blessings

Happy, Happy Birthday to our March Kiddos – we are thinking about you and wishing you all a wonderful month!!

Brooks Badman, Gwen Foster, Maksim Meyers, Chelsea Palij, Madelyn Phelps, Sophia Shawgo, Cami Wienhoff and Andrew Young

 

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 April Parent Video to reach your IN box on April 11th,

 

Easter Prayers… Be Well and Stay Safe!