This program is for every family with children. Resources and materials will enrich adults, youth, and young children. We encourage every family with children aged 2+ to enroll and be part of this program. Our Whole Family Catechesis program is unique in that it helps parents grow in their own faith while they guide their children in core faith formation. This flexible and engaging program nurtures faith and helps build community. Whole Family Catechesis combines parish-based group meetings and grade-specific instruction by trained catechists with at-home lessons guided by parents.
In-person sessions will take place two Sundays of each month (September – May), following the 9am Mass (10:15-11:15am). During the first meeting of the month, parents will participate in a parent session on the curriculum of the creed that they use throughout the month to catechize their children at home. At the same time, the children will be in a separate classroom receiving a coinciding lesson. This first session will help set the tone for the rest of the month and give a guide for catechesis at home with the family. During the 2nd meeting of each month, we will meet as a whole community to discuss and evaluate the month’s at home catechesis.
We will follow the Covid masking policy of the school during the year. Until case rates in Midland County drop, masks are required for children who are not vaccinated and all adults are asked to use masks as a good example regardless of vaccination status.
2021-2022 Whole Family Catechesis Schedule
September 19, 2021-Kick Off Informational Meeting
October 17, 2021
November 7 & 21, 2021
December 5 & 19, 2021
January 16 & 30, 2022
February 6 & 20, 2022
March 6 & 20, 2022
April 3, 2022
May 1, 2022
“O my people,
I will open your graves and have you rise from them,
and I will bring you back to your land.
Then you shall know that I am the Lord.
O my people!
I will put my spirit in you that you may live.
You shall know then that I am the Lord.
I have promised it,
and I will do it,
says the Lord.”