by FrWELCOME

FAITH FORMATION- 

NOT JUST FOR KIDS ANYMORE 

OFFICE HOURS are by appointment!  Please feel free to call at anytime – I am working from home.
716-256-2598

As the Easter season draws to a close, we celebrate Pentecost, Body and Blood of Christ and, our feast day, the Most Holy Trinity.  A presentation on the Trinity has been arranged by Fr. Bob, and we will also celebrate by getting together after Mass.  Please continue to join us for weekly Liturgies – remember that the meaning of Church is to gather!  We’d love to see you in person if you are able to be here. 

Weekly lessons for children are at the Welcome Space every week.  Children who are at Mass will be able to join in for Children’s Liturgy beginning in June.  Check out the Pentecost display at the Welcome Space.

If you enjoyed our Spring Cleaning you will want to keep an eye out for similar events over the summer and fall months.

My bi-weekly series on Know Your Faith, will focus on the sacraments that we did not discuss last Fall.  Next up is Confirmation.  Please let me know if there are topics that you would like to see discussed.

KYF Links

Call to family, community and participation 

Fratelli tutti

USCCB links including scripture references

Care for Creation

Pope’s Encyclical on Care for Creation

Online Course: the Laudato Si’ encyclical

Care for Creation Video

Discussion on Pope’s Encyclical Laudato si

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

Short video on Option Poor and Vulnerable

Discussion Guide

Another Short Video

Scripture Links

Future Parish

We have finished Acts and have begun the teaching on parishes from last summer called Pastoral Conversion of the Parish Community.  Join us in hearing about our pope’s vision of the parish of the future. Get the link for the Zoom Meeting and for the document on our website. Joing our bi-weekly Zoom discussion on the Church in our communities.  No meeting May 25.

Document Link: Document Link

Zoom Meeting Link: Parish Scripture Study

Pray the Gospels.

Thank you to those who joined me to learn how to pray the gospels.  If you would like to do this, I have included links below. Here are links to the videos which explain a little about Mark’s Gospel and how to Pray with Scripture:

What can we know?

Link to all of our scripture or document studies on Zoom.  Go to Zoom.com to get a free account or you can wait for the email invitation to be sent. Join a “Socially Distancing” friend with masks if you don’t have a computer of your own.  Call Pat Dyer 256-2598 for more information.

A Look at Catholic Social Teaching –

Rights and Responsibilities

Lesson Two Catholic Social Teaching   

Forming Catholic Consciences

Catholics Participate in Political Life

Prayers

Prayers for First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation

WEBSITES WORTH A LOOK

BUSTED HALO – Very teen and young adult friendly

USCCB – Current topics Older teens and adults

Holy Heroes – Activities for pre-school and school age children

Teaching Catholic Kids – From Our Sunday Visitor

Especially for the Year of St. Joseph on the Role of Men

WISH LIST

  • Construction paper & glue sticks 
  • Crayons – both mixed colors and multicultural skin colors
  • Hole punch, Children’s scissors & chalk
  • Yarn, ribbon &  cord
  • Lunch food for kids meetings, snacks for adult programs
  • Push pins & poster putty &Puppets
  • Bright colored cotton or cotton blend fabric
  • Printer ink – ask which kind we need
  • Sponsor a child’s textbook $15
  • Four mixed bags of jelly beans
  • Internet ready television 36-40 inches with built-in DVD player, and a stand (so we can use it in several different spaces.)

What can we hope for?

Prayer and Spirituality

Sunday 10AM Mass as well as Saturday 4:30PM and weekday Masses have resumed, and we’d love to see you here.  But, are you ready to come back?  We’re ready for you.  Here is a good reflection that will help you to decide.  Five Things to Consider