Religious Education Sign Up 2022-23
Welcome back to the beginning of a new school year!
Exciting news! Our Religious Education Program is becoming Family Faith Formation. This program is designed to give parents all the knowledge, tools, and support needed to model and develop a faith life that is lived out in each family and in the community. Our Catholic families will learn and explore the joys of the Christian life.
All parent are asked to attend a meeting on September 21at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Mary's Church basement in Bloomington.
Please click here https://swwicatholicparishes.flocknote.com/signup/98244 to register before September 19.
*The biggest change this year is that parents AND children will meet ONCE a month on the the second Wednesday at either Bloomington or Cassville (see the schedule below) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. This is the Family Session!
*Parents will hear from a relatable guest speaker and children will learn in their age group setting.
* There will be a meal served at 6:30 p.m. -- free to all families -- you don't have to bring anything!
* YG means Youth Group and Youth Group is optional (but FUN!)
* All children are welcome! We have babysitters if needed.
If you have questions or concerns, please call the parish office 608-994-2526.
Southwest Wisconsin Catholic Parishes Religious Education Program
Cassville, Glen Haven, Bloomington & Patch Grove, Wisconsin Pastor: Rev. Gregory Ihm
“How precious is the Family, as the privileged place for transmitting the Faith!” - Pope Francis
The Religious Education Program is becoming Family Faith Formation. The goals of the program are to encourage and equip families to live and teach their children the Catholic Faith at home. To assist you in that role, Family Faith Formation utilizes Sophia Institute’s A Family of Faith, Catechesis for the Whole Family. The vision for A Family of Faith is strong Catholic families in which children learn the joys of following Jesus Christ and the truths of their Faith through the witness of Christian life given by their parents. Please register before September 19 at https://swwicatholicparishes.flocknote.com/signup/98244.
With one Family Session each month, this program will give you all the knowledge and tools you need to bring your children up in the faith. Studies have shown that parental engagement with children is the single most effective way to develop young people into disciples of Christ. Family-based models are fundamental to developing a faith life that is lived out in the family and in a community. For this reason, the Catholic Church is moving toward these models.
This year we are excited to explore The Profession of Faith in the Volume I edition of A Family of Faith by Sophia Institute. Materials will be provided for your family at the cost provided here: 1 child= $60, 2 children= $90, 3+ children= $110; the number depends on which kids would have been signed up for Religious Ed. The materials include: A Parent’s Guide and an Activity Book; a Bible and Catechism will be provided for your family at the cost provided here: 1 child= $60, 2 children= $90, 3+ children= $110; the number depends on which kids would have been signed up for Religious Ed. The materials include: A Parent’s Guide and an Activity Book; a Bible and Catechism will be provided for those families that don’t have one.
Families are asked to attend the Second WEDNESDAY evening each month from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. (N.B. 6:30-7 a meal will be provided for the family). The rest of the month, you will work through the materials as a family at home. Your home is the Domestic Church. It is where families live out the faith daily. Mrs. Erin Kluesner will send weekly updates, reminders, and additional materials to help guide you each week. (N.B. December 21 is the only Wednesday that doesn’t fall on the 2nd Wednesday of the month due to a foreseeable conflict.
What does the night of Family Faith Formation look like?
Come to the school cafeteria once a month at 6:15 pm (Bloomington or Cassville, depends on the month) | Optional Family Meal 6:30p.m. | Prayer and Introduction in Cafeteria 6:50p.m. | Go to Your Classrooms (kids K-8 + parents and High Schoolers) 7:00 p.m. | Dismiss! Go to Class. The kids enjoy their own grade-level classrooms while you, as parents, hear from a special speaker on the same topic.