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!
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, email@example.com
Middle and High School: Contact Genni Sayers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be as thorough as possible when filling out your registration.
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!
See you on Sunday, August 18!
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.
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.
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:
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:
Scope and sequence sight:
Sample of the spiral curriculum:
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.
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.
Sundays 10:30-11:45 am
August 18, 2019 - April 26, 2020
Life-Changing Faith Formation for Teens
Chosen: This Is Your Catholic Faith takes young people on a journey through the entire Catholic faith in all its richness and vitality. Teens will be captivated by the story, from Creation all the way through salvation history, and they will come to see how the sacraments, prayer, and discipleship are the keys to a happy life. The goal of this 24-lesson program is nothing short of winning over the hearts of teens and making them lifelong disciples of Christ.
Chosen’s carefully designed methodology features highly effective and engaging material conveyed through videos, student workbooks, and classroom experience. Featuring twelve of the top youth experts in the Church today and filmed in more than 50 locations, Chosen is unlike any program available in the Church today.
Sundays 10:30-11:45 am
August 18, 2019 through April 26, 2020
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:
For more information: https://youtu.be/VmNHqKmmd6Q