GIFT is a family faith formation journey which brings parents and children (Gr.1-6) together to learn, live and love in Christ. It will consist of once a month gatherings from October to May for a faith-filled, generational experience. Parents, children and parishioners will come together, learn and share for a 3 hour period on Sundays and in turn be able to share this gift of faith at home.
GIFT involves parallel learning. Both parents and children will break up into groups to explore the same topic in each session. This type of learning encourages more sharing, discussion, questions and growth because both parents and children are exploring the same topics at the same time. It becomes easier to transfer this learning to the home. This creates a more faith-filled home by introducing new ways of living one’s faith to practice. This also creates stronger faith families and stronger faith families are more likely to carry these practices of discipleship throughout their lives.
GIFT catechizes the adults, not only the children. Because of this, parents are encouraged to go deeper into their relationship with Jesus and in turn can faithfully and comfortably lead their children into the same.
GIFT Sessions will include scripture, prayer, music, video, presentations, interactive and experiential activities, group discussion, sharing and personal reflection time.
For more information, please contact Rachel at [email protected].
*All GIFT sessions take place after the 11:00am liturgy. You are invited to bring your lunch each week and gather for some fellowship after Mass, before our official session begins.
12:00pm-12:45pm – Lunch
12:45pm-1:00pm – Gathering
1:00pm-2:30pm – Catechesis
2:30pm-3:00pm – Closing
GIFT Schedule for 2019-2020
Sunday, October 6: God, our Creator and Father
Sunday, November 3: Jesus, our Lord and Saviour
Sunday, December 1: The Holy Spirit
Sunday, January 12: The Catholic Church
Sunday, February 9: The Communion of Saints
Sunday, March 8: Sin and Forgiveness
Sunday, April 19: Easter
Sunday, May 3: Our Lived Faith
click: G.I.F.T. Registration Form