Youth Ministry at Little Flower is an extension of faith formation for our high school and junior high parishioners. We provide a parish community helps young people grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other.
ADW Parent Network DiscussionsThe Office of Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of Washington firmly believes that the parents are the primary educators of the faith in the life of our young people. As such, we would like to create a space where parents from all around our Archdiocese can join us to discuss, network and pray together. The purpose of this group is to create opportunities for parents to network with each other, tell us about their needs, and for us to provide resources for them to assist their children. The goal is to help us all accompany our young people in their walk of faith and continue to invite and empower them to be active members of their parish communities.
Last month Christine Lamas provided information on the “Strong Catholic Families: Strong Catholic Youth” initiative which explores how the Catholic Church can more effectively partner with parents to help bring home the faith. This presentation will be replayed twice in February. This is something that can be of great value at our parish for the religious education. school, and youth ministry programs. If you are interested in a parish-based group to talk about how we can implement new programming here at Little Flower please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Strong Catholic Families initiative, please visit the NFCYM website at https://nfcym.org/programs/strong-catholic-families/
** The next "meeting" will be March 23 at 7pm via Zoom and the topic is Internet Safety. Find information on the calendar.
Clearly, we as a Church are asking a lot of our parents. We also feel called to provide assistance and resources to them to show just how much we care for and value them. These gatherings are open to all and we welcome and encourage all parents across the ADW, regardless of your child's age, to join us.
Opportunities for Parents/Families
Completed for 2020. Stay tuned for 2021 dates!
Online Workshop: Building Family ConnectionsThe Archdiocese of Washington Office for Family Life invites parents throughout the Archdiocese to a virtual 4-week workshop on helping your family grow in faith. Members of the Christian Family Movement will lead reflection and faith sharing with activities to help you and your family.
Workshops are from 7:00pm - 8:00pm on the following dates:
- Nov 4 - Making Memories
- Nov 11 - Using Time Faithfully
- Nov 18 - Caring for Our Relationships
- Dec 2 - Your Family, Loved by God
Register HERE (or see the Archdiocese of Washington Facebook page under "Events")
Forming Faith At Home Online WorkshopsFranciscan at Home is offering a set of workshops to help parents with a more home-focused formation. Some of of the workshops in the FORMING FAITH AT HOME track:
- Help for Parents Seeking to Grow Faith in the Home
- Fostering Holiness in Children
- Family: Domestic Church & School of Holiness
- The Sacramental Economy
- Being Guided & Guiding Souls
Visit their website for information on these workshops or other Franciscan at Home resources
40 Ways to Foster Prayer in Your Home - from Loyola Press. HERE
The ADW provides Family Faith Friday activities. Find them linked HERE.
Sr. Ann here at Little Flower has also shared some of her Family Faith resources HERE
As a family, learn about the young man recently beatified !
Carlo Acutis, a Catholic Italian teenager who died in 2006, was a 15-year-old gamer and computer programmer who loved soccer and the Eucharist, Pope Francis referred to Carlo as a model of holiness in a digital age. Carlo’s life should teach today's young people how to properly use and enjoy technology, including the internet and social media.
Parish life is often the primary point of contact with Catholic teaching and practice. For many, especially the young, the parish is also a place of education and recreational activities, a vital context in which to develop personal and social identity.
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