GIFT: Children 1st-6th grades and their families
Looking for a fun way for your family to learn about our Catholic faith? Try GIFT! Come for a month or two and see what it is like.
GIFT --- Growing In Faith Together --- is for children in 1st-6th grade and their parents. We gather once a month to learn about a faith topic by doing activities as a family, including a monthly "Minute to Win It". The learning can continue at home with activities, games, CDs,…
The once a month gatherings are on a Sunday morning after the 9:00 am Mass. Babysitting is provided.
Dates for GIFT 2018-2019
GIFT -- Growing In Faith Together
As a parent, you know the vital role you play in the education of your children. However, you may not have considered how important you are to their religious education as well.
Children need the help and example of their parents for proper faith formation. Parents have a huge influence on the religious lives of children, both positive and negative.
Whether you’re trying or not, your example will shape the faith lives of your children.
Why not be informed and do it the right way? We can help you!
What is GIFT -- Growing In Faith Together?
GIFT is for children in 1st-6th grade and their parents. We meet once a month to learn about a faith topic. Families take home a packet of lessons/activities/games/crafts/stories to use the rest of the month with their children.
Why GIFT -- Growing In Faith Together works
The key to GIFT is your direct involvement with your children as they learn and grow in faith. Family catechesis is proven to be the surest way for kids to learn the Faith in a way that will stick!
Studies on the religious lives of teenagers show that adolescents are more involved and serious about faith when their parents take an active role. Parents who become an indispensable part of their children’s religious formation raise kids who are more religiously active.
Additionally, these same studies also show that religiously active teens do better in life on a variety of different levels than the less religiously active.
Despite what the media would have us believe, parents are still the most important influence on their children. Family catechesis takes advantage of this, and is quickly becoming the method of choice for religious education in both Catholic and Protestant circles.
You have an indispensable role
You as a parent are indispensable to the future faith life of your child. GIFT puts parents in the driver’s seat to shape their children’s religious future in a positive way.