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 Meg Ruhter, MRuhter@HolyFamilyFW.org
Middle and High School: Contact Kelli Tull-Waldrop, KTullWaldrop@HolyFamilyFW.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!
Keisha Matthews 817.502.7884 or KMatthews@HolyFamilyFW.org
This program is offered at the 9:15am Mass on Sunday. Children ages 4 - 7 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.
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. We gather with the students and parents weekly for a fun activity that will reinforce what they are being taught at home.
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.
August 2022 through April 2023
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