Partnering with Families
Families, Faith and Action is a special offering at St. John the Evangelist Church. It is an optional faith formation program that families are invited to participate in. This program can replace or enhance the ‘traditional’ faith formation program that is already established at the parish. Families meet approximately once a month in person for 1.5 hours each time (instead of every week).
The first half hour is ‘family activity’ time where the parents work on an activity with their child. For the next hour the children join their regular grade level classes. During this hour the adults gather together to explore their own faith and experience each other in a small Christian community atmosphere. This is a time where the parents can be nourished and become more prepared to engage their child at home in the monthly lessons.
In place of a weekly in-person class, the families have an on-line session to complete together before returning for the next monthly in-person session. Each family will also work on ‘take home’ materials from the parish program.