FAITH Program Information
Faith Formation for Families with Children in Grades K-5
What is FAITH?
FAITH is an acronym for Faith Alive In The Home; it is Most Precious Blood’s family based parish religious education program. FAITH is designed for children in grades K-5 and their parents to journey together as they deepen and explore their Catholic identity in the context of the small community that is the family and the larger community of MPB. It is our belief that the experience of faith happens most naturally and frequently within the family, and is aided and enhanced by the expression of faith in the larger community of MPB.
While FAITH is designed for all families who are registered in the parish with children in grades K-5, families who wish to have children prepare for sacraments must attend the FAITH program, unless the children are enrolled in MPB or another Catholic school.
For more information on our sacrament preparation programs, click here.
During the 2017-18 academic year, the theme for our seven FAITH gatherings will be “Journey Through Our Faith”. We will look at various aspects of our Catholic identity. For example: What makes us Catholic? What do Catholic Christians believe? Who are the heroes on our journey? How do the sacraments celebrate the important steps on our journey? How do we live out the works of mercy through service to others?
How does it work?
Families will gather seven times throughout the school year. Each session begins with 9:00 am Mass in the church followed by a light breakfast snack and a large group theological reflection in the school gym beginning at 10:00 Families will then move to small group gatherings, ending by noon. 4th and 5th grade students preparing for Confirmation will move to small group workshops to further explore the themes of the day as they relate more specifically to the sacrament.
Two of the seven sessions will be Family Service Sundays. Families will have an opportunity to engage in several service projects that benefit local non-profit agencies serving the vulnerable in the greater Denver area. To learn more about Family Service Sundays, please click here.
2017-2018 FAITH Sundays
September 10, 2017 -FAITH Gathering
October 15, 2017 -FAITH Gathering
November 12, 2017 -Family Service Sunday
December 3, 2017 -FAITH Gathering
January 21, 2018 -FAITH Gathering
February 11, 2018 – Family Service Sunday
March 11, 2018 -FAITH Gathering
How do I register my family?
If you are registered members of Most Precious Blood Parish, you may register your family for the 2017-2018 FAITH program. Don’t forget that if you have children who are of the age to prepare for a sacrament, you will need to register for the sacramental preparation program for that sacrament in addition to FAITH.
The fee for the FAITH program is $95 for the first child and $140 for 2 or more children. We do not want the cost of the programs to inhibit participation, if you are unable to pay the fees for these programs, please contact the Faith Formation Team (firstname.lastname@example.org). Registration is open from July 1-August 16, 2017.