Catholic Children in State Schools
Family Faith Formation is a program for families from our parish whose children attend schools other than Catholic. The program is also open to families who have younger children and who feel they would like to update their own faith knowledge.
Our gatherings take place once a month and are offered at St. Augustine's on a Sunday. Families meet outside St. Augustine's church at 8.55 am and attends the 9.00 am Mass together. After Mass we then gather in Family (Red) Room for one hour where the children go with the Catechist for a lesson while parents are invited to spend some time at the Green Door Room reflecting on the gospel of the day and other issues of interest.
A timetable of dates is provides at enrolment.
The calendar of dates is also available at the Parish Office.
We encourage all younger children aged 5 to 10 years to participate in “Liturgy of the Word for children” during Sunday Mass. This is a great way for young children to learn about Jesus and to begin their preparation for full initiation into the church.
Faith formation is an ongoing life experience which begins in the home. The children's liturgy and faith formation classes are offered to support what your children are already learning from you at home.
Coming together for faith formation in a parish setting is a community–building experience for all of us. The families who attend our gatherings come from different parts of the parish, and their children attend many different schools, but they soon get to know one another and friendships are formed. It is these friendships which are so important in Church community.
Our aim is to make learning about God and the presence of God in one's life a wonderful experience year in and year out.
This model of families coming together is a new approach to Faith Formation. It has proved to be very successful. Below are some comments made by our families.
“It has helped us to learn more about the Catholic community.”
“Everything has been great.”
“It is good to be together and make things as a family unit.”
“I think it promotes more community feeling.”
“I enjoy being able to learn more about to answer children's questions.”
For further information please ring the Family Faith Formation Team
Louise & Diane at the parish office Mon-Fri between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on (08) 8258 2314.
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION CLASSES:
Children's Liturgy of the Word (takes place at all English speaking Masses)
St. Augustine's: Sat 6:00pm; Sun 9:00am, 7:00pm
Holy Family: Sun 10:30am
St. Finbar's: Sun 9:00am
Family Sessions (1st weekend of each month)
St. Augustine's: Sunday 8:55 am – 11:15 am