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From Our Faith Formation Coordinator, Ms. Rebecca Mesa

You can reach Ms. Rebecca at: rmesafaithformation@gmail.com

What’s Going on in Faith Formation?

On Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, I send, via email, to the parents craft projects for the kids to do. On Wednesday it will be a game that can be printed and played. On Thursday it will be Sunday’s Gospel and Children’s Liturgy of the Word.

So far we have made:
I am a Child of God Paper Doll
God Gave Me 5 Senses Cube
Earth Globe

We will be doing:
God Made All People Hand Imprint (with playdoh recipe)
Jesus the Good Shepard
For the Game this week, it will be Saints Bingo!!!

The usual Kid’s Bulletin and Puzzles will be sent out along with Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
Sacramental Prep Classes: Ms. Natasha is sending out once per week that week’s lesson. If you
are not receiving your lesson or anything we are sending to you, please check your spam folder. If it is still not there, please let me know via e-mail to: rmesafaithformation@gmail.com

If your child(ren) is/are already registered in Faith Formation, I already have your e-mail address. If your child(ren) is/are not registered in Faith Formation please send me an e-mail so that I can include your child(ren) in the lessons and/or projects I will be sending.

I would like to start a Pen Pal program between the Seniors of the Parish and the Faith Formation program, specifically the Sacramental Prep students and I need your help. This entails physical mail between you and the student, not through e-mail. If you can give Linda permission to give me your home address, I can then match you with one of the Sacramental Prep children. They will initiate the contact, again by physical mail, with you and you in turn respond to their
mail. This will be a great way for the children to stay connected to the Parish.

If you have any questions, please let me know either via email: rmesafaithformation@gmail.com or by telephone (510) 326-6834


CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME
There’s an old saying that goes, “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.” Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or for quite some time, but now you feel a tug at your heart calling you back to the Catholic Church. Listen to that tug. It’s your Heavenly Father reaching his arms out to you, the Holy Spirit whispering in your ear, hoping to draw you home.

We hope you accept this as your invitation to rediscover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith. As your brothers and sisters in our worldwide Catholic family, we want you back. We’ve missed you, and our Church is not the same without you. Regardless of why you left or got out of the habit of going to Mass, you can always come home and return to the practice of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded. We are Catholic. Welcome home.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process in which adults become full, participating members of the Catholic Church. Participants, known as catechumens, go through a process of studying the Gospel, nurturing their relationship with God, becoming familiar with the Catholic teachings and practices, professing their faith in Jesus and the Church, and receiving the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation. Please contact Jay Mitchell, RCIA Team Leader at the Parish office or RCIAstaugustineinfo@gmail.com for more information.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION: All families with children between the ages of 5 to 12 are encouraged to participate in Faith Formation. Please contact the Parish office for more information.


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