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 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 Ministry Web page with Activities and Resources
Family Faith Formation Assignment through Theology Classes
Evenings of Reflection for Families
Parent Faith Formation Presentations and Resources at General Parent Meetings.
Please contact Ms. Nicole Pfiester at email@example.com with questions or suggestions.
A. As a family refrain from using cell phones for a period of time (Ex: family meal, a Saturday, or family outing). Answer the following questions after the experience:
3. Pope Francis recently told a group of young people:
Why do you think that the Pope spoke about cell phone use?
4. (Students) Tell your parents about something that you learned in your Theology class recently. Write down what you told them about here.
B. As a family, Read LK 16: 10-13.
Students write a summary of the reading.
Students and Parents/Guardians please answer the following questions:
1. What stood out to you in this reading?
2. What do you think was Jesus’ message in the reading?
3. How can people live out this message in their lives?
4. (Students only) Tell your parents about something that you learned in your Theology class recently. Write down what you told them about here.