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Christ Centered Discipleship

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION

Formation for the Whole Family

"In our own time, in a world often alien and even hostile to faith, believing families are of primary importance as centers of living, radiant faith. For this reason, the Second Vatican Council, using an ancient expression, calls the family the Ecclesia Domestica [the Domestic Church]." (CCC 1656) 

 

St. Wendelin Parish believes that religious education is not just for children and those preparing for the Sacraments - it is for EVERYONE, no matter how old or young! We strive to offer opportunities for people of all ages to grow in knowledge of and relationship with Jesus Christ through the Catholic Church. 

However, we also believe that the focus of our religious education program must be on the family - the domestic Church. We seek to aid parents as the primary educators of the children in the ways of faith. We offer opportunities not only for children and young people to learn about and encounter God, but also for parents to deepen their own knowledge and re-encounter Christ (or possibly even encounter Him for the first time!), so that they can pass on the faith through their own lived experience of a relationship with Christ. 

 

St. Wendelin Parish uses the A Family of Faith series from Sophia Press as the foundation for our Family Faith Formation program. A Family of Faith offers engaging opportunities for families to encounter Jesus Christ through growing in knowledge of the faith both at home and in community at the parish.

See this video from Fr. Poggemyer for an introduction to the series and for the "why" behind implementing the family faith formation model at our parish. Click here to access a sample summer lesson! 

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