Adapting RE for COVID-19
In an effort to keep our community as healthy as possible and flatten the curve of the COVID-19 spread, most in person faith formation opportunities have been suspended or adapted to include social distancing precautions and online or at home activities. There are still MANY ways to stay connected with our parish family through live-streamed Masses, devotions, classes, and more using our parish Facebook page –https://www.facebook.com/ololbett.
Empowering the Domestic Church
As Catholics, we believe that the first teachers of the faith for any child are the family members with whom he or she lives. What happens in the “domestic church” on a daily basis has a profound impact on the lessons of life and faith that a child learns. The goal of the Our Lady of Lourdes Religious Education program and Lourdes Catholic School is to partner with parents to form lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ, and the need to work together is even stronger now while we can’t physically gather as a church community in the ways we usually do for weekly RE classes and Masses with packed pews. We can still BE church and as a parish staff we’re working hard to provide resources and opportunities to help your domestic church do that!
During the month of November, we pray in a special way for the Souls in Purgatory.
As we strive to be a parish of intentional disciples who make time for personal and communal prayer, we will be praying with a special devotion each month. Traditionally the month of November is dedicated to praying for in a special way for our beloved dead. We observe the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, thanking God for the friendship and example of those who have gone before us in faith. We pray especially for the Souls in Purgatory who are awaiting their entrance into the fullness of God’s glory in heaven. Use the resources below to help your domestic church learn more about this piece of our Catholic prayer tradition…
RE @ Home – The Liturgical Calendar
As our weather changes from summer to fall, so too do the Church’s seasons change. During the month of November our RE @ Home mini-lessons help us to explore the Liturgical Calendar. Here are a couple of bonus materials to help your family dig into the theme…
2020-2021 Religious Education – RE @ Home
The 2020-2021 RE year is underway! We’re adapting to the unique circumstances of the pandemic and are doing at home style family faith formation. To get more information, join the “Religious Education” Flocknote group, fill out the form below and select “Religious Education”, or call the parish office at 563.359.0345.