New Faith Formation Program: Bridges

08-25-2019Pastor's CornerRev. Robert J. Deehan, V.F.

It's hard to believe that school begins this week. And, coming up in just a few weeks will be a new Faith Formation program here at Holy Family, entitled Bridge. The goal of this program is to help people of all ages to grow in their faith no matter what stage of life one is in. Our Catholic faith is meant to connect with the way we live our lives, to be a link to Jesus and others. We hope it will build bridges among generations as we learn and practice our faith together, and encourage each other to be true disciples of Jesus. Having successfully launched a program of faith formation for parents and children in Grades 1 and 2 here at Holy Family for the last couple of years with much positive feedback from parents, it was decided to expand this style of faith formation to include Grades K through 8.

Among the advantages is that family members can attend the same monthly session, enjoy a focused segment for their age level and develop bonds of community by sharing a meal – having 4 varied times slots to choose from within a month. Flexibility is key to helping busy families find a day/time to commit to across months. Materials for further study and discussion between sessions will be provided. Engaging parents in the learning process is an essential element for faith development as individuals and as a family. Folks who are older, single and without children are encouraged to take part in this multi-generational faith formation opportunity. We're called to never stop learning and growing in our faith!

If you or someone you know hasn't yet registered for this new faith formation adventure here at Holy Family, please share the good news and the excitement building as we explore new opportunities for sharing the treasures of our Catholic faith and exploring new ways to live it more fully. The best way to sign up is to go on our newly updated parish website. Also, please pray that the Lord will bless this new initiative, Bridge, so that it may be a truly transformative experience in the lives of our parishioners.

God bless you!
Fr. Bob