Formation Resources

Thank you for visiting our Formation Resources web page! We are uncertain about the future of Formation programming and events at this time, including K-12, bible studies and RCIA. As a community, we will stay in touch as we continue to respond to the ever-changing recommendations and realities. We are exploring the best way to make our curriculum widely available to you at home. Thank you for your patience as we work to get these organized.

We are always available to address your questions so please do not hesitate to reach out with any concerns. As we continue to pray for your family’s health and well-being, as well as that of our medical professionals, government officials, and the most weak and vulnerable among us, we want to leave you with these words of Jesus from the Gospel of John:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. – John 14:27

Scroll below to view resources and virtual events for Parishoners of all ages! 

Join us for Daily Virtual Events!

 

CLICK HERE to visit the Parish Website for a link to Daily Reflections and a Live Stream of Sunday 9:30am Mass

New Schedule Starting 8/4!
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Noon

Join us on Facebook Live for music, faith lessons, and special guests!

Virtual Faith Formation Opportunities from Liturgy Training Publications

New Schedule Starting 8/3!
Monday thru Thursday at 7:00pm

Join us for The Liturgy of the Hours on Facebook Live

Summer Resources from Sadlier Religion

Looking for an engaging resource that will help your family grow in faith together this summer?

Download Sadlier’s Family and Faith Summer Kit, where you’ll find eight themed sessions, each featuring a saint, a connection to Catholic faith and life, activities, and a prayer. Through these sessions, your family will explore themes such as praise, thankfulness, grace, sharing God’s love, and the mission of the Church. You’ll also find opportunities to talk about and plan ways your family can live as missionary disciples.

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities at St. Francis of Assisi

Reflecting on the Word
Lectio Divina followed by small group discussion

 Friday mornings, 10:00-11:15am

Join our Director of Formation, Jenn Fiduccia, for Lectio Divina followed by small group discussion on the upcoming Sunday readings! We will be using Zoom online conferencing and you will be sent a link to join after you register.

For more information, email jennifer.fiduccia@stfrancisraleigh.org

Virtual Faith Formation Opportunities from Liturgy Training Publications

Liturgy Training Publications
How Deep the Mystery:
Adult Faith Formation on the Mass

 Thursdays at 4:00pm ET beginning on May 7th, 2020
·Cost: Free
·Presented by Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS
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These four sessions are directed to deepening our everyday living of our Eucharistic celebrations. Each session will include a reflection by Sr. Joyce Ann followed by an opportunity for questions by the participants.
After the live-streamed session, participants will have an opportunity to download some reflection materials based on two books published by Liturgy Training Publications: How Deep the Mystery: Meditating on the Words of the Mass and Silence: Everyday Living and Praying.

Session Topics and Registration Link: ltp.org/s/gatherings

Resources for Families With Young Children

Join our Pray & Play Facebook Page!

Join us for weekly video lessons on the Sunday Gospel and get other fun Preschool Ideas to Bring the gospel to life!
The Play and Pray Facebook page is a private group for the familes of St Francis with Preschool aged children. You will need to request to become a member!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Please contact Tara.Moore@stfrancisraleigh.org

Ms. Tara and Pete share a preschool lesson about Pentecost. We say Happy Birthday to our church and learn that our church is not just building where we go to Mass. We also learn that on Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came down and filled the believers and they were able to talk in all the languages so people from all countries could understand them.

Virtual Learning for K-5 Families

Cross Walk Proclaim and Lesson Plan for Sunday, May 31st

Join our Virtual Elementary Faith Formation Classroom:
Weekly Virtual Cross Walk Lesson with Enrichment Activities

The family is the domestic Church, which means that God calls parents to discuss faith at home, too! During these uncertain times, join our Virtual Elementary Faith Formation Classroom on ClassDojo for resources to help parents answer this call. Every week, Miss Sarah shares a reflection on Sunday’s Gospel at an elementary appropriate level, and introduces the weekly topic related to this reading. Lesson plans also include 3 different activites for a variety of learning styles and ages (like science experiments, scavenger hunts, crafts, and family trivia games). Ready to jump into a variety of resources which aim to help faith in Jesus become a part of your family’s daily conversations? Join ClassDojo today!

 

All families are welcome to join! Please email Sarah.Bowser@stfrancisraleigh.org for joining instructions or questions.

Virtual Events and Learning for Middle and High School

Random Reflections for Teens 

Thomas Bulick’s Random Reflections Playlist
Visit our YouTube Channel for Random Reflections and More!

Questions? Contact Thomas.Bulick@stfrancisraleigh.org

Join our Virtual Middle School Classroom on Class Dojo!

In the coming weeks, we will be providing a handful of resources, virtual events, and prayer activities, such as short educational videos/activities, group “Kahoot” competitions, and possibly podcast/talk show style live streams. The goal is to create opportunities for you as families to continue talking about faith and to continue to create a sense of community within our parish middle schoolers.

All middle school youth are welcome to join our online community and participate in our online events! Events, resources and other important updates, will be posted in the “Class Story” on ClassDojo. Please email Thomas.Bulick@stfrancisraleigh.org for email instructions on obtaining access to the ClassDojo.

Questions? Please contact Thomas.Bulick@stfrancisraleigh.org

Weekly Events for Middle and High School Youth, Families and Volunteers

Join us for a fun virtual trivia night
Thursdays at 6pm!

 We stream live on YouTube and send you a link to play along on Kahoot!
No subscription or app needed!

Take a Virtual Tour of the Vatican!
The Vatican is offering seven virtual tours of it’s museums

Click here to Visit the Vatican Website

How to Pray the Rosary

Click the “How to Pray the Rosary” to guide to expand.

Updates on Formation Programming

Sessions for the Crosses have been cancelled at this time

The Women’s Retreat has been postponed (date TBD)

Vacation Bible School and Mercy Camp have been cancelled
Click here to read our letter to families

We’re here for you!
Formation Contact Information

Jennifer Fiduccia, Director of Formation – Jennifer.Fiduccia@stfrancisraleigh.org

Tara Moore, Coordinator of Young Families – Tara.Moore@stfrancisraleigh.org

Sarah Bowser – Coordinator of Children’s Formation – Sarah.Bowser@stfrancisraleigh.org

Thomas Bulick – Coordinator of Middle School Formation – Thomas.Bulick@stfrancisraleigh.org

Marisa Ferrara – Youth Ministry Coordinator – Marisa.Ferrara@stfrancisraleigh.org

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