Faith Formation

Holy Family encourages life-long catechesis for our parishioners to grow in their faith. To that end, we provide a variety of programs for students from 3 years through adults.  The Sunday morning religious education program meets between the 9:15 and 12:00 Masses from 10:30-11:45 am. In addition to religious formation, we also offer a variety of other programs throughout the year designed to help our parishioners develop their spirituality and grow in faith. We offer evening programs, one day retreats, workshops, guest speakers and lecture series such as our annual parish AWAKENING!. We also hold a Vacation Bible Camp each summer for our children and youth. In addition to our programs, we have a variety of resources available for home study through our parish library and our CD's from Lighthouse Media. There are so many different ways to learn and grow in your faith, we encourage you to start TODAY!

 

Volunteers Needed!                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Join the Catechesis team!  Feel the wonder of the Holy Spirit!  Make lifelong friends!  Team Teaching - Meet other adult volunteers that will co-teach with you!  Training Provided! If you are interested in sharing your time and gifts, please contact:  

    Elementary (PreK - 5th Grade): Contact Laura Murillo, lmurillo@holyfamilyfw.org

    Middle and High School: Contact Genni Sayers, gsayers@holyfamilyfw.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Registration

FAITH Formation Registration 2019-2020

  1. To register for Faith Formation click the link below, select the age level classes you need and proceed to check out.
    Please note: If you are registering for Sacraments, you will need to register for BOTH a Faith Formation class AND the Sacrament class. If the error message Please note, registrant has another session at the same time. pops up, IGNORE and proceed!
  2. Complete registration for each student and then proceed to checkout.
  3. Pay online for your classes and you are done!

Sacrament preparation  REGiSTRATION 2019-2020

  1. If you are attending HFS then you can just register for the Sacrament Workshops unless you want to attend Faith Formation classes too!
  2. If you attend any other school, then you will need to register for BOTH a grade-level Faith Formation class AND the Sacrament class. If the error message Please note, registrant has another session at the same time. pops up, IGNORE and proceed!
  3. Complete registration for each student and then proceed to checkout.
  4. Pay online for your classes and you are done!

 

Please be as thorough as possible when filling out your registration.

Fees for Faith Formation classes are:

 

  • Until October 13:
    • $50.00 for a family with 1 student, plus $5 for each additional student.
  • After October 13:
    • $60.00 for a family with 1 student, plus $5 for each additional student.

A multi-student discount is automatically applied at check-out. If you cannot afford the fees, please contact the Formation Office, assistance is available. We want EVERYONE to be able to participate!

FEES FOR Sacrament Preparation ARE:

  • Elementary First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are $55.00 ($27.50 for each workshop) If you would like to pay this over time, use code HALFNOW20 to pay 1/2 now and 1/2 in January OR PAYINJAN20 to pay the entire Sacrament Preparation fee in January.
  • Confirmation fees cover the Preparation classes and the Days of Reflection.

See you on Sunday, August 18!

Children's Liturgy

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLOW)

Liz Furman, Coordinator 425-466-4444 Or LizCFurman@gmail.com 
This program is offered at the 5pm Mass on Saturday and at the 9:15am Mass on Sunday. Children ages 4 - 12 are dismissed with adult worship leaders who present to them the weekly Sunday scriptures from the Children's Lectionary, which is age appropriate. Adult and teen worship leaders receive training and guidebooks. All worship leaders must attend Keeping Children Safe.

Children's Catechesis

Children’s Formation Department Curriculum Guide

2019-2020
Pre- K (3 year olds):
  We are using Loyola Press.  They are engaging lessons that are age appropriate and allow for success regardless of learning styles.

https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/early-learning/god-made-everything-2019

Pre-K (4 year olds) and Kindergarten: We are using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, Seeds and Promise. The lessons come from the Sunday Gospel so the children learn their faith within in the liturgical year.

Scope and Sequence Chart:
http://www.pflaumweeklies.com/new_page/scope_and_sequence.php

Concept Development Chart
http://www.pflaumweeklies.com/new_page/pdf_view.php?dst=http://www.pflaum.com/learningladderchart.pdf

Grades 1st – 5th : We use a series entitled “Finding God” by Loyola Press A Jesuit Ministry
It is an integrated curriculum that uses a spiral method throughout the grades.    The lessons are engaging allow exploration of faith through art and personal expression.  In essence we are focused on how to live out our faith.  The following websites should help people to better understand the curriculum.  There are also online activities to do at home to reinforce what has been taught in the classroom

Loyola Press Finding God sight:
http://loyolapress.com/finding-god-faith-formation-program.htm

Scope and sequence sight:
http://www.loyolapress.com/assets/fg/fg_SCOPE_AND_SEQ.pdf

Sample of the spiral curriculum:
http://www.loyolapress.com/assets/fg/fg_spiral_curriculum.pdf

Middle School Catechesis

Fall Semester

God, Revelation, and Faith

The Holy Spirit energizes and brings life to the Church and to all baptized believers. Throughout these sessions the participants will explore how the Holy Spirit moves in God's people and will disciver concrete ways that the Holy Spirit is present in the world today. They will examine how the gift of God's grace is made possible by the Spirit and what it means to be invited to participate in God's life. The participants will reflect on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how these gifts help them to respond to God's love. In exploring the Holy Spirit's activity in the Church, the young people will look at how God's Spirit was present in the lives of the Apostles, examine various models that help us understand the meaning of Church, and look at how all the baptized participate in the mission of Christ to make disciples of all nations. The remaining sessions focus on what is needed to enter God's Kingdom and how Mary, the saints, and those whose lives reflect the qualities, values, and beliefs that characterize Jesus' followers can serve as models of faithful discipleship.
Throughout these sessions the young people will address the basic questions of who God is and how we come to know God. They will be presented with the understanding of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who is revealed through Sacred Tradition and the Sacred Scriptures. The participants will also explore the meaning of our human existence and how God is actively involved in the work of our salvation. Though it is God who saves us, the young people will be challenged to do their part: respond to God with faith.

 Spring Semester

The Holy Spirit and the Church

The Holy Spirit energizes and brings life to the Church and to all baptized believers. Throughout these sessions the participants will explore how the Holy Spirit moves in God's people and will discover concrete ways that the Holy Spirit is present in the world today.They will examine how the gift of God's grace is made possible by the Spirit and what it means to be invited to participate in God's life. The participants will reflect on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and how these gifts help them to respond to God's love. In exploring the Holy Spirit's activity in the Church, the young people will look at how God's Spirit was present in the lives of the Apostles, examine various models that help us to understand the meaning of Church, and look at how all the baptized participate in the mission of Christ to make disciples of all nations. The remaining sessions focus on what is needed to enter God's Kingdom and how Mary, the saints, and those whose lives reflect the qualities, values, and beliefs that characterize Jesus' followers can serve as models of faithful discipleship.

 

High School Catechesis

Freshmen
 

Chosen: This Is Your Catholic Faith

Sundays 10:30-11:45 am
August 18, 2019 - April 26, 2020

 

Adult Catechesis

Catechesis (ADULT religious formation)

Sundays 10:30-11:45 am
August 18, 2019 through April 26, 2020

Click here for Class Schedule

The Bible Timeline study program takes you on a guided journey through salvation history. Presenter Jeff Cavins will show you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and give you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven throughout Scripture.  

In this revolutionary approach to Bible study, The Bible Timeline divides the Bible into twelve color-coded time periods that make it easier to follow its narrative thread. Using a unique color-coded chart, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and discover how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith.  

Through its 24 sessions, The Bible Timeline will teach you how to read and understand the Bible and introduce you to the wonderful narrative of the Bible in a way that will transform your life. 

Study sets may be purchased through the Formation Office. Contact MaryEllen McBee to request your set. Sets are $36.00. This Study Set is essential (not required) for each participant and small-group facilitator of The Bible Timeline study. It includes:

  • The fold-out Bible Timeline Chart
  • The Bible Timeline Bookmark
  • Engaging study questions
  • Responses to the questions
  • Talk notes for the video presentations
  • Maps, charts, and diagrams that bring salvation history to life

For more information: https://youtu.be/VmNHqKmmd6Q