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 Meg Ruhter, mruhter@holyfamilyfw.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Registration

FAITH Formation Registration 2020-2021

  1. To register for Faith Formation click the link https://bit.ly/HFFaithForm , select the age level classes you need and proceed to check out.
  2. Complete registration for each student and then proceed to checkout.
  3. Pay online for your classes and you are done!

Sacrament preparation 2020-2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sacrament preparation will not begin until the spring semester. Students who desire to receive a Sacrament this school year need to be enrolled and participating in the virtual Family Faith Formation program being offered this fall semester. Students and their parents will be contacted mid-November with the plan for Sacrament preparation in the spring semester.

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

Fees for Faith Formation classes are:

 

  • $50.00 for a family with 1 student, plus $10 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!

Kick Off Drive Thru Materials Pick Up will be held Sunday, September 13th!

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 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.

CLOW is currently on standby until we are cleared to resume after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Children's Catechesis

Children’s Formation Department Curriculum Guide

The format that we have selected to use this year is called A Family of Faith and is published by Sophia Institute Press. It is rooted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and is enriched by prayer, sacred art, introductions to the saints and scripture. One thing we love about this curriculum is that it is designed to work in the natural rhythms of your family life – at the dinner table, in the car, and in small chunks of time spread throughout the week. It’s looking for intentional ways to share the faith in your everyday lives. In the words of Saint Pope John Paul II,

“Catholic parents must learn to form their family as a “domestic church,” a church in the home as it were, where God is honored, his law is respected, prayer is a normal event, virtue is transmit­ted by word and example, and everyone shares the hopes, the problems and sufferings of everyone else. All this is not to advocate a return to some outdated style of living: It is to return to the roots of human development and human happiness!” (New York, 1995)

Once registered, each family will receive a Parent’s Guide and an activities book for each student. We ask that your family have a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (either hardcopy or online access) and a Catholic Bible. At the beginning of each month, parents will gather to learn or review the concepts and the materials that they will share with their family. These will be held in person or via Zoom depending upon the current situation in our area. When able, we will also gather with the students once a month for a fun activity that will reinforce what they are being taught at home or provide you with the resources to do the fun activity at home (think kits).

Middle School Catechesis

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to gather in person this fall semester. We will be using the A Family of Faith by Sophia Institute Press. It is for students up through 8th grade. It is rooted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and is enriched by prayer, sacred art, introductions to the saints and scripture.

Once registered, each family will receive a Parent’s Guide and an activities book for each student. We ask that your family have a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (either hardcopy or online access) and a Catholic Bible. At the beginning of each month, parents will gather to learn or review the concepts and the materials that they will share with their family. These will be held in person or via Zoom depending upon the current situation in our area. When able, we will also gather with the students once a month for a fun activity that will reinforce what they are being taught at home or provide you with the resources to do the fun activity at home (think kits).

High School Catechesis

Freshmen
 

Chosen: This Is Your Catholic Faith

Classes will be held virtually throughout the fall semester with the intention of regathering in the spring if possible.

 

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