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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 2017-18 (PDF)


finding GOD together Session Dates

Parent and Child must attend Saturdays 9:30-11:30 AM in Education Center.

Date Subject Notes
09/16/2017 Old Testament Orientation, Expectations, Covenants, Creation
09/30/2017 Hebrew Traditions Historical, Parallel, Implications
10/14/2017 New Testament Development, Timetable, Significant Documents
10/28/2017 Thank God for Emmaus Seeing Jesus Christ through all this noise
11/11/2017 Reconciliation Retreat No Class, Parents and Child in Gym 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
11/18/2017 Jesus, Human, Divine, Both? Moot court bringing Jesus up on charges of being God
12/02/2017 Church History In The Beginning…
12/16/2017 Church History Early Fathers, Doctors
12/17/2017 Baptisms for those in need No Class.   After 9 AM Mass preferred.
01/13/2018 The Need for Creed Type: Apostles, Nicene, Constantinople
01/27/2018 Tradition vs. tradition Magisterium, Tradition and Scriptura
02/10/2018 Reconciliation Demonstrate the scriptural basis for this ritual
02/27/2018 First Reconciliation No Class, all family members attend in Church
03/03/2018 Sacraments/Sacramentals What are they…what’s the difference? Personal Piety
03/17/2018 Triduum…What’s That? Preparation for the main event
03/31/2018 Easter Vigil Attend Vigil Mass on Saturday Evening
04/07/2018 Man Made Messianic Messes Schism, Reformation, Crusades, Henry, Martin, John,
04/14/2018 First Communion Retreat 9:00 AM
04/28/2018 First Holy Communion 3:30 Rehearsal 4:30 PM Mass.
05/05/2018 Mary, Saints, Prayer Intercession, Queen of Heaven, Tabernacle
05/12/2018 Morality 3 hour class
05/19/2018 Family Feud Children vs. Parents


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