FAITH & TRADITION
“Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
Faith often refers to religious belief, but we can have faith in many things. Faith begins as trust, an essential element in any healthy relationship. Faith in God is believing that He can and will do all that He has promised. Faithfulness is holding to that belief, even in the face of difficulties. A person who has faith in God chooses to love and obey Him above all else. The word “tradition” means handing down something to another person. Families celebrate and hand down traditions. The Catholic Church has many traditions handed down over the past 2,000 years. Complete the activities provided on this Family Fun Page to learn more.
Our faith is meant to be shared and it starts within our families. These faith-sharing questions and unfinished sentences about God will help your family have deep and enriching conversations.
Parents, please email Ms. Maria three things you and your family shared about God using the handout provided.
Do you want to find out which traditions are essential to the faith and which are personal? Play this game and find out!
Parents, what did your family learn about tradition with a capital “T” and tradition with a lower case “t”? Email Ms. Maria your answers.
Complete this simple and easy craft together as a family and announce a new tradition you’ll be practicing.
Send us a picture of your finished craft. Email it to Ms. Maria and it may be featured in our next email!
When we engage in conversations of faith, we respond to the call to evangelize.
We all want our children to have faith. But sharing our faith requires words and actions-and a living faith of our own. Build your child’s foundation of faith while strengthening your own relationship with Christ.
Parents, what are two things you learned from reading these articles? Email Ms. Maria and let her know.
Tradition explained in a video by our beloved Fr. George!
Parents, please email Ms. Maria what words of wisdom you learned from Fr. George.
This animated children’s video shares about St. Vincent de Paul and his work with the poor. His feast day is on September 27th.
Archangels? Who are they? Watch this short video clip and find out. The feast of the Archangels is on September 29th.
St Francis is the patron saint of animals. He preached sermons to animals and praised all creatures as brothers and sisters under God. Watch this animated video and find out more the life of St Francis
Parents, what did your family learn from watching these short and information saint videos? Email Ms. Maria because she’s anxious to know.
Associate Director of Faith Formation