Welcome to Grow in Faith: Building the Domestic Church
Welcome to Grow in Faith: Building the Domestic Church. Along with our REAP & SOW Children's Ministry Program, this will serve as faith formation for the entire family! If you have a child in a sacramental year, that preparation will be separate. Please contact Debbie Ridder for assistance or go to our web page, here
Our REAP and SOW programs for our children, K4 -8th grade will kick-off on September 5th and will happen on the 1st Sunday of every month (adjusted in December for the Christmas break, see the schedule). This will be a mini VBS style event that will be fun and introduce the theme for the month. The kids will go home with materials for home study with their parents for the following 2 weeks! We will support you and provide you with all the resources you will need to make this a special time of prayer and growth in your faith as a family, a Domestic Church. Our Catholic school families are welcome to participate!
The 4th Sunday of the month (maybe adjusted for holidays, please see schedule) we will come together as a parish family after the the 11 am Mass for our Family Faith Day. There will be lunch, sharing, a review for the children and a presentation for adult formation by one of our clergy.
We hope that all of our St. Paul families will participate in this great opportunity for growing in your faith. The Adult session is open to all St. Paul Parishioners. Whether we are single or married, we are all part of a family. All families are called to be an image of Christ’s love for the Church.
First Sunday of the month: REAP and Sow
reap will run from 9- 10:45 am on 1st Sundays
Our "reap" program (rejoice, evangelize and pray), for our children K4 - 6th grade and SOW for 7-8th grade, will kick off each faith formation month with a "mini VBS" style format. We will introduce the theme of the month while we rejoice in our faith, learn how to share our faith with others and pray! This is how our children will begin to form a personal relationship with Jesus! We will begin to teach our children this: "It is impossible to persevere in a fervent evangelization (sharing Jesus) unless we are convinced from personal experience that it is not the same thing to have known Jesus as not to have known him, not the same thing to walk with him as to walk blindly, not the same thing to hear his word as not to know it, and not the same thing to contemplate him, to worship him, to find our peace in him, as not to”. (Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel,” No. 266). It is then that we more fully reap the benefits of God's grace in our lives.
For more information please contact Alicia Carff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 2 and 3 at home study: Building the Domestic Church
Week 4: Parish Family Faith Day (lunch, activities for kids and adult lesson by one of our priests
Family Faith Day will run from 12:15 - 2:30pm on 4th Sundays
We'd like to thank the Knight's of Columbus for sponsoring our monthly Family Faith luncheon!
Prayer for the Holy Spirit's Guidance
Heavenly Father, pour down your Graces and send your Holy Spirit to move in us and throughout our parish. Let Your Love change our hearts. Open heaven wide and pour out the Grace of Your Holy Spirit over our church and our lives. Give us power in our weakness to speak the Word of God with boldness. Please give us the spiritual wisdom and insight to build our ministries, especially our sacramental preparation and children and youth ministries. Help us to give good counsel and support to our parents, the primary educators of faith to our children. Help them to know their important role in Christ's plan of salvation as an ongoing work of the domestic church. Holy Spirit, we give all glory to You. Your mighty Power at work within us will accomplish infinitely more than we might ask for or imagine. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be! World without end. Amen
Volunteer Ministry Providers
All volunteers ages 18 and over are required to complete and keep current with Safe Environment courses and fingerprinting through the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee BEFORE they can assist or serve with any ministry involving children. Please register below.