Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am happy to announce with the Family Faith Formation Ministry Department, that we are moving to a Family Faith Formation process! 

Families are the nucleus for society and integral to the Holy Catholic Church. The family is the domestic church which means families cooperate with the Catholic Church to share the Love of God with their neighbor and children. It is my desire to build up and strengthen your family’s spiritual life by helping you raise your children in our rich faith. I decided, with the advice of the Faith Formation office at Queen of Peace, to transition into a Home Family Faith formation process so we assist your family to know, love, and serve God. In this process your children will be catechized by you, the parents, and you will assist in teaching your children the four Pillars of Catholic faith. These Pillars of our faith are “The Profession of Faith, The Sacraments, The Life in Christ, and Christian Prayer.” These four pillars will enrich your family’s faith journey and I am very excited to initiate this beautiful process for our Parish and your family. 

This process is a minimum of three years if your child(ren) is in need of sacraments with an option to continue to a fourth year. Every month there will be two in-person meetings which the parents and children must attend, also every week a catechist will contact you to assist you with any questions or concerns regarding the lesson for the week. I believe this process will reinvigorate your love for Jesus and will help your children become devout disciples of Christ.  If you have any questions regarding our new process, please contact Pam Myskowski or Daniel Rivera at the Parish office.

Sincerely in Christ,

                                    Father Thomas Bennett

 

“Furthermore, married couples and Christian parents should follow their own proper path (to holiness) by faithful love. They should sustain one another in grace throughout the entire length of their lives. They should imbue their offspring, lovingly welcomed as God’s gift, with Christian doctrine and the evangelical virtues. In this manner, they offer all men the example of unwearying and generous love; in this way they build up the brotherhood of charity; in so doing, they stand as the witnesses and cooperators in the fruitfulness of Holy Mother Church; by such lives, they are a sign and a participation in that very love, with which Christ loved His Bride and for which He delivered Himself up for her.”

– Saint John Paul the Great