Livonia, Michigan

Faith Formation News

Hello families! We held our last class together this past Wednesday with a May Crowning featuring our First Communion students who received Jesus for the first time this weekend, 5/7/23 at the 11 am Mass. All the catechists and staff wish everyone a blessed and safe summer! We look forward to seeing you in September for more opportunities for family catechesis and activities. Don’t forget to sign your K-5th grader up for VBS “Stellar”, Shine Jesus’ Light. Registrations are in the Gathering Area. We are looking for adults to head up the crafts, snack, bible, music, and games stations. If you are interested, please email or call the Faith Formation office.

Members of the same family often bear close resemblances to one another. Sometimes physical resemblances are shared within a family, but often the similarities are behavioral characteristics and mannerisms. We hear this observation affirmed through a number of common phrases: “He’s a chip off the old block” or “She’s her mother’s daughter.” Today’s Gospel points to a mystery of faith that might be examined in light of these familial relationships. In Jesus we see and know the Father. Likewise, the Father is known through the life and work of the Son, Jesus.

Family Prayer – In the month of May, we remember Mary, the Mother of God, in a special way. A beautiful way to honor Mary is to pray a rosary. For a refresher on how to pray the rosary, visit How to Pray the Rosary for a simple introduction to the rosary. Check out how to pray a family Rosary for ways to engage children in praying the rosary.

Family Challenge – In today’s Gospel, Jesus says, “whoever believes in me will do the works that I do.” Brainstorm ways your family can do the works of Jesus this week.

Liturgy Link – When Jesus begins a phrase with “Amen, amen, I say to you,” it means, “pay attention, this is important!” The word “Amen” by itself means “so be it” or “I believe”. Count how many times you say the word “Amen” at Mass today.

Fun Fact – The Easter season lasts 50 days and ends on Pentecost Sunday

Partners in Faith,
Phyllis Chudziski