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Faith Formation: Children, Ages: 4 - 12

The children meet every Wednesday evening at St. Mary's Center from 6 - 7:30 pm to learn their Catholic faith. They will grow in love and appreciation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, His Church, the Seven Sacraments and the traditions of our faith.

Thank you for your participation and for your support of our efforts with the children. As a parish we all share in the responsibility to pray for and support our children in their faith journey.

Bus transportation from Croswell, and Lexington to Port Sanilac will be provided every week by Sanilac Transportation Company.

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Faith Formation

New Year: October, 2020 - May, 2021


7 PRACTICAL WAYS FOR A GOOD LENT

Hope you are having a grace-filled Lent so far. Here are another“ 7 Challenges” to choose from for this Week.

1.Read the Story of the Last Supper: Either read it straight from Scripture or find a “kid-friendly” version. Prepare a nice meal for dinner, read and discuss the story while you eat.

2. Divine Mercy Chaplet: Use a guide if it helps or listen to one using an app for your phone. (EWTN daily airs the Chap-let at 3 p.m.)

3. Watch a Lenten or Easter Related Movie or Show: (Veggie Tales or Story-keepers have animated series for younger children)

4. Make Hot Cross Buns: The buns sym-bolize Christ’s suffering on the cross.

5. Fasting Rock: Write on a rock your Lenten sacrifices and place it where you will see it.

6. Take a trip to the store: See how many Lenten / Easter items you can find, maybe buy a “treat” for your child for Sunday or give to the poor.

7. Do a random act of kindness and share the story of the VI. Station of the Cross: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesusand her act of kindness.

Have a good fourth week of Lent and be sure to check out next week’s bulletin for 7 Practical Ways for a Good Lent forYou and your children/grandchildren.



Letter regarding practices for Faith Formation during this time of Covid 19

September 16, 2020

Dear Parents,
As we begin our new Faith-Formation year I wish to share with you the safety precautions and adapted measures that will be in place as your child enters the building and attends class. Indeed COVID-19 has made daily life more difficult and complicated! Your child's safety and health is a priority as we gather together to grow in our knowledge and love of our Catholic Faith.

• All Faith-Formation participants and Catechists must wear a mask in the building (Unless a medical issue prevents the wearing of a mask) • Social distancing of 6 feet maintained in the classrooms • Hand sanitizers provided in classrooms and Entrance Hallway • Only snacks/ drinks that were pre-packaged provided.

When your child arrives before entering St. Mary Center: • COVID-19 Health Form filled out and given to Sr. Mary Teresita (Copies of form will be provided and possibly include an option to send completed forms electronically to me for your convenience) • Infrared Forehead Non-Touch Thermometer used to take each child's temperature, IF families have not done so that day • No gathering in the Entrance Hallway – students will go straight to their classrooms • At the end of class, students will go straight to their cars or the bus
Parents are asked to inform Sr. Mary Teresita or Sr. Maria Inviolata if their child's public school classroom has moved to a virtual environment due to a COVID-19 exposure. If it is a confirmed case of COVID-19, that particular Faith-Formation class would also move to a virtual approach as well, until able to return to “in person Faith-Formation” according to local health department guidelines. All families will be notified of any confirmed Covid19 case.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

God bless you and your family,

Sr. Mary Teresita, SMDG


 

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