Using "Forming Disciples" (our diocesan faith formation curriculum) as a road map for program planning across parish ministries will easily align thematic learning across ages and highlight many liturgical and community events already on the calendar. Being intentional about planning is important.
To help to begin to lay out an integrated curriculum plan that connects with parish / liturgical / civil calendars , we have created a match up using the 14 Standards of the curriculum. Add in your parish events and see what a difference it can make when everyone is focused on the same themes in catechetical sessions and events.
Ideas for JANUARY:
In January there are a couple of calendar events that have the potential for some excellent parish/curriculum connections. The first is January 15, the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The second is January 18-25, the annual International Week of Prayer. Helpful resources have been gathered related to these two events. Brighten up the long days of January with some attention to these national and international observances in living our call as Missionary Disciples.
REMEMBER we are here to assist you and your team in laying out a plan the works for YOUR parish, so email or call 716-547-5514.