Faith Formation

September 2020

Greetings and Welcome

Dear Families,

With all that has been put on your plate this School year, I am sure you have said to yourself, “I wish there were more hours in the day”?

 

I realize that your families' spiritual health and well-being can often seem like “just one more thing” you have to cram into your already busy schedule.

 

Yet, rather than adding yet another "to do" item in your busy lives, faith can be seamlessly woven into the daily and weekly rhythms of any family.

 

One recent study by Pew research in 2020, said, " Parents have a lot of influence over their teenagers – including when it comes to religion." 81% of teens who have Catholic parents consider themselves Catholics". Read more

 

Studies also tell us that parental involvement in the faith-life of their child is by far the most important element in ensuring that a child develops into a practicing Christian.

 

I hope you will visit our website just a few minutes a day. We have daily family prayer reflections, a 3-minute retreat, Ave Maria Press' Mental Health Answers, Pope Francis' "Click to Pray" app, "Prayer Motion", our own" Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy Guide" and more.

 

On the Family Faith Formation page, we have gathered many resources to help you to learn to live the Catholic Faith together.

By taking this faith journey, it is my hope that your family will experience the comfort of knowing that some things remain constant and true in life: our Catholic faith and the Unconditional, Eternal Love of God.

 

Register with us to receive our Free "Spiritual Health and Well-Being Gift Bag" which includes the "Raising Amazing Kids" CD, a Water Bottle, and "77 Ways to Pray with Your Kids" paperback. Compliments of Church of the Assumption

 

We have spiritual mentors this year, who are ready to speak with you by phone, online or in-person to help you and your family personally.

 

I hope and pray that these offerings will lift your mood and set you on a good path. Email me anytime, I'd love to hear your suggestions.

 

Susan Rector

srector@AssumptionAcad.org - Church of the Assumption Faith Formation Associate

Families & Faith Formation
Ways to Help You Nurture Your Family's Faith

We have a Free Gift for You 

We know you are busy. Let us know what type of support you need.

Register for family adult faith formation at srector@assumptionacad.org to receive our gift, to refresh your spiritual health and wellbeing. 

 

You will receive a glass water bottle, a "Raising Amazing Kids" CD and a 77 Ways to Pray with your Kids paperback along with a few surprises.

Compliments of Faith Formation at Church of the Assumption.

We know each family is unique. Our staff Spiritual Mentors are here to help you to tell God’s story and engage in faith practices with your children. Tell us your challenges, we are here to help.

This is in addition to CCD Religious Education.

Faith Formation Resources

Personal Spiritual Formation 

Church of the Assumption 

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Movies, Shows, Podcasts, Books for building Catholic Families 

Free Compliments of the Priests and Staff at Church of the Assumption

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Family Prayer Just a few minutes a day can change your families' life.

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September/October Newsletter Learn Three Ways to Cultivate your Child’s Faith (While Having Fun!) or take a 3-minute retreat yourself

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Teaching Catholic Kids God is ready to give you what you need to hold your family together in faith

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Enjoy Catholic coloring pages, lesson plans, Mass worksheets, crossword and word search puzzles, and more to help you prepare for Sunday Mass.

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Enjoy Catholic coloring pages, lesson plans, Mass worksheets, crossword and word search puzzles, and more to help you prepare for Sunday Mass.

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a fun and innovative tool that integrates movement, music and prayer gesture

IT'S FREE!   IT'S COMPREHENSIVE!   IT'S CATHOLIC!

The Mass: Spiritual Health and Well-Being
Make Going to Mass a Priority
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Listen as Jeff Cavins also builds a case for why the Catholic Church is the Church founded by Christ.

The miracle of God’s physical presence to us at every Mass is the truest testament to Christ’s love for us and His desire for each of us to have a personal relationship with Him.

Reasons to Go to Mass

a) The Real Presence Of Jesus In the Holy Eucharist Is Reality, A True Miracle Video (Tim Francis)​

b) The Story of Jeff Cavins Return to Catholicism Video

d) The testimony of Catalina on the Holy Mass

e) The Real Presence of Jesus at Mass FAQS

 

Keeping the Sabbath Holy at Home

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Creating Sacred Space in Your Home  (Diocese of Lansing)
How to Hold a Prayer Service at Home (Archdiocese of Washington)
How to Pray the TV Mass From Home (Diocese of Sioux Falls)
An Act of Spiritual Communion (Archdiocese of New York)
The Why and How of Making a Spiritual Communion (Our Sunday Visitor)

Keeping the Sabbath Holy (Church of the Assumption)

 

 

Mass and Adoration Livestream (local and national)

 

Children’s Videos and Podcasts