Family of Faith – November 2019

Welcome to Family of Faith!

2019 – 2020 FAMILY OF FAITH CALENDAR

Our November guest speaker was Lindsay Schlegel, author of Don’t Forget to Say Thank You.  Lindsay addressed the themes of conscience, free will and sin through lessons she learned while parenting that brought her closer to God.

Our journey in life is rarely a straight line, and the choices we make can lead us closer to God or destroy our relationship with Him.  With the help of our God-given conscience, we are guided in our decisions to help us avoid sin.  God has given us free will, allowing us to freely act or not act in different circumstances throughout our life.  Forming our conscience takes effort on our part.  If we pay attention to the promptings of our conscience, we will be more inclined to make good moral choices!  The Precepts of the Catholic Church are the framework and starting points to develop our spiritual life and participate in the life of the Church.

Our ultimate happiness is found in using our will to choose what is loving and pleasing to God.

God’s Guidelines
Dynamic Catholic Blessed:  Happiness and Free Will

Family assignment for the month of November:
  • Your Catholic Home, page 44 in the Parent Guide (PG):  All Soul’s Day – We remember the faithfully departed.
  • Complete one Activity from Lesson 3 and Lesson 4. (NOTE: At Sunday’s session, children completed one activity from Lesson 3:  Grades 5-8 Activity 3, and Grades 1-4 Activity 4.)
  • Complete the Journey Board Activity on page 75 (Children’s Activity book, p. 45)

November Parent Essays
November Car Conversation
November Fridge Page

Additional Resources

Decision Making 101
Catholic Saints: Decisions That Lead to Heaven
How to Face Temptation
Mortal vs. Venial Sin
How Do We Keep the Faith?
Why Does Evil Exist?

Reminders:

The next session dates are Sunday, December 1 or Monday, December 2.

Questions: Please contact the Parish Catechetical Office at 908-464-8156 or catoff@olpnp.com