finding GOD together

So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.”
~John 7:16

New_RE_Webfinding GOD together is a family program designed to initiate children ( 3rd grade or above) to the Catholic faith and sacramental life. Children attend Religious Education sessions (GATHER) AND finding GOD together sessions. Parents attend the Adult Formation sessions at the finding GOD together sessions simultaneously to support their child’s faith as well as grow in their own faith.

At the end of the process, the child will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion, as needed. Afterwards, the child(ren) will resume in their grade level in the GATHER; Family Faith Formation Sessions.

Why is finding GOD together needed?

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We understand there are many reasons why a child has missed receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation or First Communion. finding GOD together provides the opportunity for catching up!

The Roman Catholic Church teaches that children over the age of reason (about age 7) cannot be baptized through the traditional infant ritual. The Church requires a period of instruction to prepare children for initiation into the Catholic faith.

At the Second Vatican Council, the Church acknowledged that Catholic parents are “first and primary teachers of the faith for their children.” It also stated that parents must be instructed in the faith, so that they are capable of passing on this faith to their children.


Click Here for Our “finding GOD together” Brochure for 2016-17 (PDF)


finding GOD together Session Dates

Parent and Child must attend Saturdays 9:30-11:30 AM in Education Center.
SCHEDULE UPDATED: September 23, 2016

Date Subject Notes
09/17/2017 Old Testament Orientation, Expectations, Covenants, Creation
10/01/2016 Hebrew Traditions Historical, Parallel, Implications
10/15/2016 New Testament Development, Timetable, Significant Documents
11/05/2016 Thank God for Emmaus Seeing Jesus Christ through all this noise
11/12/2016 Reconciliation Retreat No Class, Parents and Child in Gym 9-11 AM
11/19/2016 Jesus, Human, Divine, Both? Moot court bringing Jesus up on charges of being God
12/03/2016 Church History In The Beginning…
12/17/2016 Church History Early Fathers, Doctors
12/18/2016 Baptisms for those in need No Class.   After 9 AM Mass preferred.
01/07/2017 The Need for Creed Type: Apostles, Nicene, Constantinople
01/21/2017 Tradition vs. tradition Magisterium, Tradition and Scriptura
02/04/2017 Islam and its Implications Who was Mohammad? What was basis for thinking?
02/11/2017 Man Made Messianic Messes Schism, Reformation, Crusades, Henry, Martin, John,
03/04/2017 Reconciliation Demonstrate the scriptural basis for this ritual
03/07/2017 First Reconciliation No Class, all family members attend in Church
04/01/2017 Sacraments/Sacramentals What are they…what’s the difference? Personal Piety
04/08/2017 Triduum…What’s That? Preparation for the main event
04/16/2017 Easter Sunday Attend Vigil Mass on Saturday Evening
04/29/2017 First Communion 3:30 Rehearsal 4:30 PM Mass.
05/06/2017 Mary, Saints, Prayer Intercession, Queen of Heaven, Tabernacle
05/13/2017 Morality 3 hour class
05/27/2017 Family Feud Children vs. Parents


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