Family Ministry

Family Ministry

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

Monthly 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 npfiester@bishopamat.org with questions or suggestions.

November/December
Family Ministry Assignment
 

Student Instructions: Please follow the instructions of your Theology teacher regarding the correct format for the assignment.  

 

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:

 

1. Write the name and relationship of the participating adult (ex:. Mary Smith, mother)
 
2. Write the question, and then record your answer to the question AND the participating adult's answer to the question.
 
3. Write the answers in 2-3 complete sentences.
 
4. Have the adult sign and date your assignment.
 
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1. What does this quote mean to you?
 
2. What should Christians be?
 
3. What does it mean to say that someone's faith is "on fire"?
 
4. STUDENT ONLY:  Explain one thing that you have learned in your Theology Class to your adult.  Please write what you explained on this assignment.
 
 
Living Rosary for Catholic Education
We have begun a Living Rosary dedicated to the devotion of Our Lady of Schools for the intention of Bishop Amat and Catholic Education.  If you would like to sign up to pray a decade of the Rosary, please visit the link below.  The special prayers for the rosary are in the file at the top of the form.  We ask you pray the decade at least once this year, but feel free to pray more often.
 
October Family Ministry Assignment
 

Student Instructions: Please follow the instructions of your Theology teacher regarding the correct format for the assignment.  

 

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:

 

1. Write the name and relationship of the participating adult (ex:. Mary Smith, mother)
 
2. Write the question, and then record your answer to the question AND the participating adult's answer to the question.
 
3. Write the answers in 2-3 complete sentences.
 
4. Have the adult sign and date your assignment.
 
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1. What does this quote mean to you?
 
2. What are some ways in which we can improve the lives of others?
 
3. When was a time that someone did a "small" thing for you that meant a lot?
 
4. STUDENT ONLY:  Explain one thing that you have learned in your Theology Class to your adult.  Please write what you explained on this assignment.
September Family Ministry Assignment
 

Student Instructions: Please follow the instructions of your Theology teacher regarding the correct format for the assignment.  

 

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:

 

1. Write the name and relationship of the participating adult (ex:. Mary Smith, mother)
 
2. Write the question, and then record your answer to the question AND the participating adult's answer to the question.
 
3. Write the answers in 2-3 complete sentences.
 
4. Have the adult sign and date your assignment.
 
 
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1. What does this quote mean to you?
 
2. When was a time that your plans did not go the way that you wanted them to go, but in the end things worked out?
 
3. How do you discern God's plans for you?
 
4. STUDENT ONLY:  Explain one thing that you have learned in your Theology Class to your adult.  Please write what you explained on this assignment.
NEW Online Resources for Parents!
 
https://ltparentlife.com/
User Name:
AmatParent
Password:
Lancers1819
Welcome to the Family Ministry 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 Ministry Coordinator 
Theology Department Chair
 
Ms. Nicole Pfiester
Family Ministry Coordinator
 
Theology Department Chair
 
npfiester@bishopamat.org