Youth Ministry at Little Flower is a continuation of the faith formation our young people receive at our parish school or in religious education classes. With parents as first educators, we aim to continue that by providing a parish community that continues to foster friendships and faith formation.
As a family, learn about the young man being beatified this weekend!
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.
- Find and follow us easily on Instagram! littleflower.ym
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- We are linking up opportunities for college students who are home now or who have a long break in the winter.
- A little older than college? We have Young Adult groups in the Bethesda area too. Add yourself to the email list above and we'll connect you!
Opportunities for Parents/Families
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")
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 goal of this group is to meet regularly to discuss resources that will help us accompany our young people in their walk of faith and continue to invite and empower them to be active members of their parish communities.
The first session will be Oct 27 and will be focused on sharing some resources and listening to how our office can support and minister to parents.
As we all know, as the first teachers of the faith, parents are a crucial part of ministry. One of the many consequences of this pandemic has been the shift to virtual life. Parents may be overwhelmed with overseeing their children's online school work and attending Mass and CCD classes virtually, all while meeting the demands of their jobs and everyday life.
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. This gathering is open to all and we welcome and encourage all parents across the ADW, regardless of your child's age, to join us!
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
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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