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Faith Formation
Growing in Faith Together


Faith Formation is a life-long learning process from Baptism to Christian Burial.  GIFT is Our Lady of Fatima’s ongoing process for exploring, enriching and sharing our faith.

 

 


This year we will be doing a study of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, “Rejoice and Be Glad”.  Pope Francis quotes that his goal with this document is to “re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities.  For the Lord has chosen each one of us “to be holy and blameless before him in love.”  Books will be distributed registration weekend – Saturday, September 15 after the 4:00 PM mass and Sunday, September 16 after the 7:45AM mass.

To accommodate our parishioners’ busy schedules, for the 2018-2019 year, GIFT will have a seasonal schedule – Each season will last four months from September through December, January through April and May through August.  The first gathering for all ages will be held on Saturday, September 29 after the 4:00 PM mass starting with a potluck meal. Please bring a main or side dish to share.  Beverages and dessert will be provided.   Small group discussions for all parishioners (all ages) will be held for more in depth discussion and sharing of faith in October.  Activities will be available for young children during those times.  The next gathering for all ages in the fall season will be held on Saturday, November 17 after the 4:00 PM mass.  Small group discussions for all parishioners (all ages) will follow in December again for more in depth discussion and sharing of faith following the November gathering.  Each season will be scheduled in a similar manner.  Please check the calendar for scheduled gatherings and small group discussions.

GIFT calendar

GIFT sessions

GIFT Registration Forms:
Registration Form
Child Information Form
Photo Permission Slip

How to Complete the GIFT Registration Forms

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