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SMALL FAITH GROUPS

This is for those families who wish to build relationships with other families who have children preparing for these sacraments in order to support one another as you live out the promise you made when your child was baptized to be the first and best teachers of your children in the ways of faith.
     

Children’s Component

  • Materials that the children complete in small communities with help from parents and other adults/children
  • For Penance
    • 2 hours of catechesis in their regularly meeting religion classroom (either in school or in the parish)
    • One 2.5 hour retreat (includes a run-through the sacrament)
  • For Holy Communion
    • 3 hours of catechesis in their regularly meeting religion classroom (either in school or in the parish)
    • One 2.5 hour retreat for Holy Communion
    • Practice for Holy Communion

Adult Component

 

  • Information about the sacraments presented digitally in short segments
  • Discussion board online with those in your “village.”  This board is facilitated by Debbie Stollery, Consultant to the parish.
  • In person conversations with your faith group (determined by members)
  • One 2.5 hour conversation with parish leadership about issues around Penance and raising children in the ways of faith
  • One 2.5 hour conversation with parish leadership about issues around Mass and raising children in the ways of faith
  • Practice for Holy Communion

Family Component

  • Attend Mass at least weekly
  • Attend parish penance services at least once per year
  • Participate in one or more of the parish/school outreach efforts
  • Help children memorize prayers
  • Pray as a family

Small Group Component

  • Attend Mass with other members (as often as possible)
  • Adults and children meet to discuss the content.  Discussion guides and additional resources will be provided.
  • Share recreation as adults and as families.
  • Share meals.
  • Try to plan to celebrate the sacraments at the same time.
  • Do works of charity and justice together.
  • Serve in parish ministries together.

Important Dates

  • First Penance Retreat (Children only) : Sunday October 15 th 12:30 – 3:00 pm
  • First Holy Communion Retreat (Children only) : Sunday February 11 th 12:30– 3:00 pm
  • Parent/Church Leadership Discussion: Date TBD by small groups (Fall and Spring)
Contact Info

Saint Bridget Catholic Church
6006 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, Virginia 23226

Office: (804) 282-9511
Fax: (804) 285-7227
Priests' Residence: (804) 282-9318
parishmail@saintbridgetchurch.org

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

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