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Bishop Amat Memorial High School

Family Faith Formation

Family Faith Formation

The church has long taught that parents are the first catechists of their children.  The home is referred to as the domestic church because it is where each of us encounters God on a daily basis through our relationships, prayers, and activities.  Bishop Amat recognizes our important partnership with the parents and guardians of our students, especially in the area of faith formation.  In 2016, we established the Family Faith Formation ministry to provide opportunities and resources for families, so that they may connect the faith formation experienced at school to their home life.

 

Opportunities and Resources:

Family Faith Formation Web page with Monthly Activities and Resources

Monthly Family Faith Formation Assignment through Theology Classes

Evenings of Reflection for Families

Parent Faith Formation Presentations and Resources at General Parent Meetings.

Lenten Morning Prayer Group

 

Please contact Ms. Nicole Pfiester at npfiester@bishopamat.org with questions or suggestions.

November/December Family Faith Formation Assignment
 
Student Instructions: Please follow the instructions of your Theology teacher regarding the correct format for the assignment.  (For those of you familiar with FFF assignments, we are not using forms this year).  
 
Discuss the following questions with an adult in the Amat Family (a staff member, an administrator or a teacher other than one in the Theology Department).   Please do the following:
 
A. Write the name and position of the participating adult (ex:. Mrs. Mary Smith, Science Department)
 
B. Write the question, and then record your answer to the question AND the participating adult's answer to the question (unless otherwise indicated).
 
C. Write the answers in complete sentences.
 
D. Have the adult sign and date your assignment.
 
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Questions:

1. When you think about the values and the lessons that your parents taught to you, for which one are you most grateful? Why?

 

2. What ordinary things make you feel gratitude?

 

3. What does the Pope’s quote mean to you?

 

4. Why do you think that people sometimes forget to give thanks?

 

5. STUDENT ONLY: Explain one thing that you have recently learned in your Theology Class to your participating adult.  Make sure to write it down on this assignment.

 
October 2017 Family Faith Formation Assignment
 
Student Instructions: Please follow the instructions of your Theology teacher regarding the correct format for the assignment.  (For those of you familiar with FFF assignments, we are not using forms this year).  
 
Discuss the following questions with an adult in your family. If an adult in your family is not available, please discuss this with another adult.  Please do the following:
 
A. Write the name and relationship of the participating adult (ex:. Mary Smith, mother)
 
B. Write the question, and then record your answer to the question AND the participating adult's answer to the question (unless otherwise indicated).
 
C. Write the answers in 2-3 complete sentences.
 
D. Have the adult sign and date your assignment.
 
 

“Emails, text messages, social networks and chats can be fully human forms of communication.  It is not technology which determines whether or not communication is authentic, but rather the human heart and our capacity to use wisely the means at our disposal.”

+Pope Francis, World Day of Communication 2016

 
Questions:
1. What does this quote mean to you?
2. What do you think is meant by authentic communication?
3. How can both teens and adults be good digital citizens?
4. STUDENTS ONLY: Explain one thing that you have recently learned in your Theology Class (during the month of October) to your participating adult.  Make sure to write it down on this assignment.
 
September 2017 Family Faith Formation Assignment
 
Student Instructions: Please follow the instructions of your Theology teacher regarding the correct format for the assignment.  (For those of you familiar with FFF assignments, we are not using forms this year).  
 
Discuss the following questions with an adult in your family. If an adult in your family is not available, please discuss this with another adult.  Please do the following:
 
A. Write the name and relationship of the participating adult (ex:. Mary Smith, mother)
 
B. Write the question, and then record your answer to the question AND the participating adult's answer to the question (unless otherwise indicated).
 
C. Write the answers in 2-3 complete sentences.
 
D. Have the adult sign and date your assignment.
 
Questions:
1. What brings you the most joy in your life?
2. How do you spread joy in your family?
3. How can teenagers spread the Gospel today?
4. STUDENTS ONLY: Explain one thing that you have recently learned in your Theology Class to your participating adult.  Make sure to write it down on this assignment.
 
 
 
 

 
Ms. Nicole Pfiester
Family Faith Formation Coordinator
Theology Department Chair
 
npfiester@bishopamat.org
Welcome to the Family Faith Formation Page!
 
Our goal is to provide resources for families, so that our students may connect their faith formation experiences at school with their home life.
 
Each month students will have a two part assignment in their religion classes.  
 
First, they will have the opportunity to discuss a topic that they have learned about in theology class with an adult member of their family.  
 
Secondly, each month we will provide a particular topic with a reflection activity that each student will complete with a parent/guardian.
 
In addition to these assignments we will also provide parents with faith formation resources and experiences when parents gather at the school for meetings.
 
If you have any suggestions or requests please email:
Ms. Nicole Pfiester
Family Faith Formation Coordinator 
Religion Department Chair