The Faith Formation Commission would like your feedback and ideas, as it begins to plan and to budget for next year. Please answer all the questions on the enclosed survey that apply to the members of your household.
You may complete the survey online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/28PRYTW
Hard copies may be returned to the parish office by mail, (PO BOX 1478, Newton, IA) in person or in the weekend collection. (See pdf at bottom of this page.) Please complete the survey by April 22nd. Thank you in advance for your time.
Sacred Heart Faith Formation Commission Members
Meggan Machin(Faith Formation Commissioner), Nicole Biondi, Jeanne Birkenholz, Kay Fisher, Charity Noe, Lance Shafer and Theresa Shafer
Sacred Heart parish provides opportunities for parishioners of all ages to grow in their knowledge of our Catholic faith, to deepen their relationships with Jesus Christ, and to live as disciples in their everyday lives.
Parishioners pay one faith formation fee annually and it includes small group opportunities for all ages as well as the intergenerational faith festivals (see schedule at the bottom of this page).
The faith formation staff includes Clarissa Bloom, Senior High Youth Minister; and Tammy Norcross, Pastoral Minister of Lifelong Faith Formation. Deacon Dan Goetz coordinates the Catholics Returning Home program and assists with some of the adult formation programs.
The small groups meet as follows:
K-6 grade Children: Wednesday 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. OR Sundays 10:20 – 11:45 AM (Go to the “Downloads” section at the bottom of this page to open the K6 Faith Formation 2012-2013 Schedule)
7th & 8th Grade Youth: Wednesdays 7-8:30 PM (Go to the “Downloads” section at the bottom of this page to open the Middle School Faith Formation 2012-2013 Schedule)
Senior High Youth: Sundays 7-8:30 PM (Go to the “Downloads” section at the bottom of this page to open the Sr. High Faith Formation 2012-2013 Schedule)
Adult small groups meet throughout the year.
For topics and meeting times see the Adult Formation link. Or if you have a program suggestion, contact Tammy Norcross, Pastoral minister of lifelong faith formation, email@example.com
Intergenerational Faith Festivals
Throughout the year Faith Festivals are held to nurture the faith of families and individuals and equip them to live their Catholic faith in the world. All ages and generations learn together. The Festivals are aimed at preparing all ages and all generations for meaningful participation in church events, engaging everyone in the events, and guiding people in reflecting on the significance and meaning of the events and applying the learning to their lives as Catholics. When we practice our faith and take part in church events, we learn about Jesus and being His Disciple.
Each Festival includes a meal, a common learning experience for all ages, age appropriate breakout sessions or learning centers and closing presentation. Participants receive “take home kits” at each festival that include resources to help families and individuals celebrate traditions and rituals, continue their learning, pray together, serve others and work for justice, and enrich their relationships and family life. These festivals are an integral part of our parish faith formation program. SEE THE 2012-2013 FAITH FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
CLICK HERE TO OPEN Youth Group Schedule (204.1 KB)
Faith-Formation-Survey (89.2 KB)