March 2020: Faith Formation resources to use at home:
- Home Resources for Families
- Mass Readings and Reflections
- Fr. Tony Livestream Mass– prayer sheet
- Live Stream Mass Schedule
- St. Mary-Eldora Faith Formation Registration
- 2019 Faith Formation Handbook
- Family Faith Formation Newsletters (password required)
In 2017, we renewed our Religious Education / Faith Formation classes from individual youth classes to Family Faith Formation.
We chose Sophia Institute Press as our primary resource for family catechesis but made adaptations as needed. Family Faith Formation supports and encourages living as missionary disciples through a monthly parent meeting, a monthly family Mass, and a monthly community meeting.
The parent meeting is a gathering of the entire family at the start of each month. After a group prayer, the adults meet for an overview of that month’s religious theme as well as group discussion. The youth (Kindergarten – 12th grade) engage in activities that are meant to complement the religious theme they will study at home with their families.
The monthly family Mass on Wednesday nights allows for worship, a family-centered homily, and family-led ministries.
Community meetings are a time for families to come together for an outreach, service project or a celebratory event. The entire parish is invited to join the faith formation families. All are welcome!
Sr. Connie Howe, RSM, Pastoral Associate, Director Faith Formation
Rachel Mosher, Coordinator Faith Formation
How precious is the family as the privileged place for transmitting the faith!
– Pope Francis
Our Mission – Catholic Community Dedicated to Jesus’ Call to Make Disciples
Our Vision – Making Disciples through Outreach, Welcoming All, Faith Formation, Worship
Director of Faith Formation: Sr. Connie Howe, R.S.M
(641) 939-5545 dbq073S@dbqarch.org
Coordinator of Faith Formation: Rachel Mosher
Coordinator of Youth Ministry: Audrey DeVilder