This year we are going to dig deep, and ask you (the parents) to become even more involved in your students’ faith lives. The youth have taken a big step forward in choosing to attend youth nights at St. John. Now we are urging you to help nurture that faith at home!
Well, for starters, continue to be the wonderful role models that you already are! When they come home form youth group, ask your children what they learned or discussed today, and offer your own input! Don’t be afraid to ask questions – that is how we can all grow in faith (yes, even you, too)!
We in no way want to imply that anything at home needs “fixing.” Just the opposite, in fact: for your students to be actively involved in the St. John Youth Group, wonderful things must be happening at home!
The big idea is this: How can we expect our youth to live as models of Christ’s love if we ourselves are not doing our best to be models of Christ’s love as well? The more support we provide, the healthier and happier our students will be as they journey through the discovery and development of their own faith lives.
The YDisciple curriculum that we use with your students is available to all of our parents and parishioners. The Formed.org platform also includes resources such as Bishop Robert Barron’s Catholicism series and much more! Dive deeper into the Catholic Faith right along with your students: register for (free) access by following these steps:
- Go to www.Formed.org.
- Our parish code is: adf3aa. You will enter that code on the main page of the Formed.org platform.
- Fill out the registration information on the next page; enter your email and password
- Ask your student which session they are studying, or choose your own and start learning something new!
Please support us in our effort to reach out to the St. John youth. Continue to be an active part of your child’s faith lives. Ask questions. Give answers. Be models.
Thank you for your support. Let’s have a great year!