Ages 4 Years–Grade 3
CLICK HERE to view this week's Gospel.
Online materials will be available beginning September 12. Look
for the link to participate under the live-stream Mass on Saturdays.
Along with the Children's Lectionary translation of that week's Gospel,
there is an easy to follow instructional sheet is available to guide
families through the Gospel and suggested activities. The
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) ministry enables children to
participate in the Sunday worship experience, to nourish and guide their
spiritual growth, and to immerse them in the Word of God in ways that
are understandable to them. All children ages 4 years old through 3rd
grade are welcome to participate. They enjoy the Word of God on their
level, shared prayer, singing, and activities. There is no prior
registration or fee for participation. Contact Renee Dignan for more
Ages 4 - 5, KindergartenProgram Overview:The Godly Play approach, based on Montessori principles, helps children explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. It presumes that we already have an innate sense of God within us, but simply need to awaken. The formational experiences aim to teaches children to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in their lives.The At-Home Experience: In light of the pandemic, we will begin the year adapting the Godly Play format to be experienced within the context of the family, i.e. the “domestic church.” Our goal is to make this fun for parents and allow them to simply share their faith as they learn alongside their children. Families will be provided with a Godly Play video lesson presentations (CLICK HERE to view an example), which they can choose to view together as a family, or perhaps use to create their own at-home telling of the Biblical story. In addition, we will provide families with a family discussion guide (CLICK HERE to view an example), additional videos to help supplement the learning (CLICK HERE to view an example), coloring pages and other suggestions for hand-on activities that reinforce the lessons and wonderings for that week. All videos and lesson ideas will be available to use at your convenience on the Godly Play webpage of the parish website.CLICK HERE to download the suggested lesson plan for 2020-21.OPTIONAL PARENT ORIENTATION VIA ZOOM – TWO OPPORTUNITIES:• Sunday, September 27 at 10:30 am• Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30pmLinks to the Zoom Orientations will be sent out to all registered families.Questions? Contact Scott Brazil, Director of Faith Formation, 952-405-7230, or firstname.lastname@example.org.