Introducing the New Family Faith Formation Process (FFFP):
(formerly Religious Education/PREP)
Resources for FFFP:
Today, more than ever we have become aware that new technologies are changing our culture and creating a place where people are living. As the leaders of the church, we want to be where you are to assist you to form your children in the gift of our faith. We believe that faith is formed when there is a substantial investment of thought, time, and intimacy by parents. We believe that God dwells in every family and that family life is sacred, and we believe that parents are the most important religious influence on their children. It is our responsibility as a church to support, collaborate and to encourage you to share the “Good News” as an expression and focus of the Church’s mission and evangelization. For evangelization to be effective and fruitful, it must be ever “new”. It is with great joy, that I want to invite you to engage and to support in the new lifelong process of faith formation we will be implementing at St. Luke Catholic Church.
Beginning next school year (2018-19), St. Luke Catholic Church will transition to the Family Faith Formation Process for all students enrolled in grades 1 through 7. Family Faith Formation is an active process that will allow the parents to experience community in the parish, find support among other Catholic parents, and learn, experience, and grow in their own faith along with their children in response to God’s presence, grace, and love.
Family Faith Formation will consist of:
Registration for Family Faith Formation Process and the Sacrament programs will open this summer, and students will be required to begin classes no later than September 10th, 2018. We are very excited to offer this new learning platform to all families of St. Luke Catholic Church.
To join the excitement for this new family-focused formation effort, I ask you to rise to the occasion and to know that our parish staff and the resources for this Family Faith Formation program will give you all the tools you need for growth in your own relationship with Jesus and to model life with Jesus for your children. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact Laura Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 282-0439.
Father Andy Blaszkowski
Family Faith Formation Process Mission Statement:
"As it is the parents who have given life to their children, on them lies the gravest obligation of educating their family. They must, therefore, be recognized as being primarily and principally responsible for their education." Vatican II Declaration of Christian Education