Forming Faith Together: Parent Page

 As disciples we are called to make Christ present in the world through the Body of Christ, the Church.

As we enter this faith formation season let us keep in mind

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

LITURGICAL NEW YEAR THAT IS

Bringing the Season of Advent into our homes might be a new idea for some; however, our faith Tradition is full of customs and rituals that invite us to embrace this season of hope and anticipation spiritually.

Families are asked to incorporate one of these Advent Traditions to this season’s Christmas preparations and use the reflection journal throughout the Advent season.

Finding God – Advent Newsletter

Printable Advent Calendars | Loyola Press

An Online Advent Calendar for Adults | Loyola Press

Activity Center: Advent Wreath | Loyola Press

Blessing an Advent Wreath | Loyola Press

The Jesse Tree | Loyola Press

Nativity Scenes | Loyola Press

Looking for more ideas on bringing the season of Advent home?

Advent | Loyola Press

GETTING READY – ADVENT RECONCILIATION

Dec. 5: Individual Reconciliation, 4-4:45pm

Dec. 15: Prayer Service for Healing & Reconciliation of Our Nation, 4pm

Dec. 17: Individual Reconciliation, 2-4pm

Dec. 21: Individual Reconciliation, 6pm-8pm

Dec. 19 Individual Reconciliation, 4pm-4:45pm

GETTING READY – ADVENT PRAYER

Dec. 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Masses, 8:30am, 7pm

Dec. 15: Prayer Service for Healing & Reconciliation of Our Nation, 4pm

Dec. 16: Eucharistic Adoration, 9am; Benediction, 1pm

GETTING READY: ADVENT WORKS of MERCY

SRB is offering families specific WORKS OF MERCY to put their faith into action this Advent season – families are asked to participate in one of the opportunities to make Christ’s coming into the world more visible.

FEED the HUNGRY & CLOTHE the NAKED

POP UP: FOOD & WINTER OUTWEAR DRIVE

THE MISSION of OUR LADY of ANGELS

Saturday December 5th
9 am to 1pm
Drop off site: back parking lot of church

Food donations of canned goods (vegetables, meats, fruits), dried goods (pastas, rice, cereals, grains, crackers, tea, coffee, seasonings, etc); bottled (plastic) goods (juice, sauces, water, oils, vinegars)

Winter Outerwear donations of coats hats, gloves, scarves for children and adults (adults L, XL, XXL)

ANNUAL GIVING TREE for OUR SHARING PARISH

Our Giving Tree is back but this year, we will only be collecting donations of cash/check (made out to SRB) and/or gift cards – NO toys, clothing, etc! This is at the request of our Sharing Parish.

We will accept Gift Cards from the following: Target, Kohl’s, Jewel, Aldi, Walmart and Burlington.

All donations should be placed in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “Giving Tree.” We encourage you to include a personal greeting or card along with your gift.

All donations should be dropped off in the collection box at church or at the rectory by Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS MASS – IN PERSON

A FAITH FAMILY EFFORT

 Faith Formation families YOU ARE NEEDED! 

A Parish Reopening Leadership Team has been recruited and team members are continuously being added to the rosters. Select one of the team options below:

set-up prior to the service;

greet & check people in for the service:

clean up after the service.

The more members each team has the more our faith family will be able to come together to celebrate: Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals.

Each event will require about 1 – 2 hours of your time. Training is provided

St. Robert Bellarmine Parish: Volunteer Schedule (signupgenius.com)

Dec. 5: Individual Reconciliation, 4-4:45pm

Dec. 15: Prayer Service for Healing & Reconciliation of Our Nation, 4pm

Dec. 17: Individual Reconciliation, 2-4pm

Dec. 21: Individual Reconciliation, 6pm-8pm

Dec. 19 Individual Reconciliation, 4pm-4:45pm

FORMING FAITH TOGETHER: UPDATES

Finding God Disciple Gatherings

Saturday December 5th
Grades 1-4
9:30-10:45am  
Saturday December 12th
Grades 5-8
9:30-10:45am
 
ZOOM link emailed to parents

Finding God Parent Gatherings

Tuesday
December 8th
7:00-8:15p
Grades 1-4
Thursday
December 10th
7:00-8:15p
Grades 5-8
Saturday
December 12th
11:00a-12:15p
Unable to Attend Evenings
ZOOM link emailed to parents

Sunday Connection Families Gather

THURSDAY DECEMBER 17TH

7:00 -8:15PM

ZOOM link emailed to parents

Dec. 15: Prayer Service for Healing & Reconciliation of Our Nation, 4pm

Dec. 17: Individual Reconciliation, 2-4pm

Dec. 21: Individual Reconciliation, 6pm-8pm

Dec. 19: Individual Reconciliation, 4pm-4:45pm

SACRAMENT PREPARATION 2020-21

Families with children entering Year II of their preparation for the sacraments will receive updates via Sacraments@srb-chicago.org

RENEW MY CHURCH – STAY INFORMED

https://srbchicago.wordpress.com/news-events/renew-my-church/

RESOURCES for PARENTS

Teaching Personal Safety: Real World & Online

Netsmatz: Keeping Kid’s Safe Online

Kid Smartz: Teaching Kids Personal Safety

Teaching-Boundaries-and-Safety-Guide-English

Children Matter Network -Resources

FORMING FATIH TOGETHER RESOURCES

Finding God series – Parent Resources

Family & Faith Resources – Loyola Press

PARISH RESOURCES

Give Central – Online Payments/Donations

DOVE – Domestic Violence Support Ministry

Liturgy Teams – Make Mass Happen

Our Faith Formation Team

Reverend Neil Fackler – Pastor

Mr. Bill Frere – Deacon

Mrs. MaryEllen Casselman- Catechetical Leader

Ms. Damary Madera – Administrative Assistant

Adult Volunteers of the Parish with Faith Formation ParentsCatechist Team

Contact Information:

St. Robert Bellarmine – Faith Formation Office

4646 N. Austin Avenue Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: 773-286-0956 / Fax: 773-777-2770

Email: faithformationofc@srb-chicago.org