Meeting for Parents 2012. January 23 & 24, 2012 Good Shepherd Church Margie Meyers Director of Faith Formation (238-0649). Introductions (in small groups). Introduce yourself to at least two people that you don’t know well.
January 23 & 24, 2012
Good Shepherd Church
Director of Faith Formation
Introduce yourself to at least two people that you don’t know well.
After introductions, please take a moment to quietly think on the questions. Then you will be invited to share with one or two others
Take a minute to quietly remember then you are invited to share your memory with one or two other parents.
Baltimore Catechism; No. 3, Lesson 13
Baltimore Catechism; No. 3, Lesson 13
A sacrament is an ordinary experience that becomes extra-ordinary because God is present with us in a special way in that experience . The moment or experience becomes Sacred.
A Sacrament affects what it signifies.
A Sacrament opens our eyes, strengthens the bond, deepens our Relationship with God and is an experience of God’s Grace.
God - the Trinity extra-ordinary because God is present with us in a special way in that experience . The moment or experience becomes Sacred.
The Seven Sacraments
Eucharist extra-ordinary because God is present with us in a special way in that experience . The moment or experience becomes Sacred. is one of the seven sacraments. It is considered the "the source and summit of the Christian life"
(Lumen Gentium 11).
"The other sacraments ...are bound up with the Eucharist and are orientated toward it“
(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1324).
from Greek εὐχαριστία (eucharistia), means"thanksgiving"
(“For what are we thankful?”)
but NOT “First Eucharist”)
“And on the day called Sunday, all who live in the cities or in the country gather together in one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things.
Then we all rise together and pray, and, as we said before . . . when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in the like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings according to his ability, and the people assent, saying Amen; and there is a distribution to each, and a participation of that over which thanks has been given and to those who are absent a portion is sent by the deacons.
And they who are well-to-do, and willing, give what each thinks fit; and what is collected is deposited with the president who succors the orphans and widows, and those who, through sickness or any other cause, are in want, and those who are in bonds, and the strangers sojourning among us, and in a word takes care of all those who are in need.
St. Justin Martyr (100-165)
Family is called to be a community of faith, hope and love
When a family becomes a community of love – it begins to become an image of the loving communion of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Learning forgiveness is an important key to a healthy communion – community of love.
“Ritual Matters” or in the country
(DVD – approx. 10 mins)
Take a few moments
to page through and
look at the table of
Chapter 1 (p. 4)
Use “At Home Family Guide” as your parent guide to using the book. Don’t skimp on prayer and ritual!
For Children: or in the country
Addition InformationRCL’s Sacrament Website www.FaithFirst.comClick on “Sacraments”
Child is beginning to know the responses and the prayers of the Mass (Our Father, Holy,Holy acclamation, memorial acclamation and the Great Amen)
Personal & Family prayer are part of the child’s life including the following traditional prayers:
Sign of the Cross
The child has a capacity for reverence necessary for sharing in the Eucharistic banquet
Act of ContritionExpectations for Readiness 2
How do we instill a sense
of reverence in our children?
Girls – Sunday best. White dresses are traditional but not required
We WELCOME volunteers and they may call the Parish office to sign up.
Call 238-0649 with questions!