Catechetical  Schedule 2017-18

levels 7 & 8

TIME and PLACE: SUNDAY Morning   St Francis of Assisi Parish Hall 10:15AM -12:00pm


Level 7 ( Year one Confirmation)

Catechists:  Patricia Fougere, Karen MacCannell 
Assistant : Zac Evans, Hannah Quilty, Sammy MacLean, LeeAnn Dewolfe
*NOTE: Sessions run from September to December

PROGRAM: 
Catholic Youth Alpha

SCHEDULE

October 
Sunday 01st:  Welcome session 
Session 1. LIFE : 
Is this it?
Sunday
 15th:    
Session 2. JESUS: Who is Jesus? 
Sunday 22nd      
Session 3. CROSS: Why did Jesus die?
Sunday
 29th:   
Session 4FAITH: How can I be sure of my faith?

November 
Sunday
 05th:   
Session  5. PRAYER: Why and how should I pray?
Sunday
 12th:    
Session 6. BIBLE: Why and how should I read the Bible?
Sunday
 19th:   Session 
7. FOLLOW: How does the Holy Spirit guide us?
Sunday 26th      
Session 8. SPIRIT: Who is the HS and what does the HS do?
December 
Sunday
 03rd:   
Session 9. FILL: How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?




FINER DETAILS FOR LEVEL 7

THE CATHOLIC YOUTH ALPHA PROCESS AGENDA
WELCOME 10:15
● Opening Prayer
● The youth are placed at tables of  6 / table.
● A catch-up of their week and a review of last weeks theme
ICE BREAKER GAME 10:30
● A game for them that relates to the weeks theme
INTRODUCTION 10:50
● discussion of the icebreaker 
● Introduction of this weeks theme
VIDEO SESSIONS 11:00AM
(with the use of an LCD PROJECTOR projected on a large wall- movie style)
PROCESS
● The video is played and paused after each question is posed on screen
● Their answers are written quietly in their journals and then the responses are discussed at their table among themselves.
BREAK: Snack ( sharing Table) ( parents please see PARENT REQUIREMENT BELOW)
● the video RESUMES and the process is repeated until the conclusion of the video.
● the theme is summarized
Closing Prayer 11:45 
● Group Sharing - the smaller table groups are divided into guys and girls and FACILITATORS pose questions for discussion about the theme
● They leave to go home directly from the sharing groups - they never come back to the larger group to share as to respect the confidentiality of the group participants..

PARENT REQUIREMENT  FOR LEVEL 7 ( YEAR 1 CONFIRMATION PREPARATION)
1. Please send a “small contribution snack each week” with your child ( enough for two people . Example; Two oranges cut up or 4 muffins or small plate of cheese and crackers etc)
2. Please notify me of any absence as session make - up details will be provided at that time to you. (The goal is for them to be catechized as a group to experience journey through their church community) 
3. PARENTS- Please watch the video each week so that you will be able to discuss questions relating to the videos.Link info :  http://run.alphacanada.org/login
A) Enter email: karen.assisi@hotmail.com, 
    Enter Password : Y0ucatfranc1s ( note: that is a zero after the cap Y )
NOTE: your computer may log you in after the first time and keep you logged in when you go to the website. If this is the case it may prompt you to go to the dashboard - choose this and then proceed with # 3 step below
B) Scroll down to : ALPHA Youth Film Series and CLICK 
C) Click and Play each video using the above 

Note: this year one confirmation formation year is extremely important for the formation of your child’s Christian faith. It takes all of the previous 6 years of the Roman Catholic catechetical process and helps your child answer for themselves the question “ So What?” It is designed as a questioning year where they can ask any questions and express doubts about their RC Christian faith and do it in a safe environment. The end result is that they will come to a deeper understanding about their Christian faith, and more importantly, their relationship with Jesus, how they see themselves and what their part is in real world of the Jesus Story. 
Parents: It is important for your child to feel that they can ask ANY question they want about their Roman Catholic faith. They have 3 years to find their way and this is a very important step (year) in helping them to learn to empower  themselves to take ownership of their personal Christian faith.

"Alpha brings people closer and helps them to find that power which unites. The Alpha experience is not only a means through which one finds true life, but also a way to share the good news of the Living Christ." - Cardinal Marc Ouellet



Level 8   January - April

Catechists:  Shelly VisseyKaren MacCannell 
Assistants: Hannah Quilty 
*NOTE: Sessions run from January to April

PROGRAM: Decision Point 
Dynamic Catholic

Time And Place: SUNDAY Morning   St Francis of Assisi Parish Hall 10:15AM -12:00pm


SCHEDULE

January
Sunday 07th: 
Welcome session 
Session 1: Life is Choices
 
 
 
Sunday
 14th: 
Session 2. What's holding you back?  
 
Sunday
 21st: 
 
Session 4The Prayer Process
 
Sunday
 28th: 
Session  5. The Bible
February
Sunday
 04th:  
Session 6. Relationships
Sunday
 11th:  
Session 
7. The Eucharist
Sunday
 25th:  
Session 8. The Holy Spirit
March
Sunday
 04th: 
Session 
11. Made For Mission
Sunday
 11th: 
Session 
12. Holiness is Possible
 


Fall REQUIREMENTS

Community  Service  Project TBA
Church  Service  Project -  TBA


FINER DETAILS FOR LEVEL 8

Dynamic Catholic PROCESS AGENDA
WELCOME 10:15
● Opening Prayer
● The youth are placed at tables of  6 / table.
● A catch-up of their week and a review of last weeks theme
ICE BREAKER GAME 10:30
● A game for them that relates to the weeks theme
INTRODUCTION 10:50
● discussion of the icebreaker 
● Introduction of this weeks theme
VIDEO SESSIONS 11:00AM
(with the use of an LCD PROJECTOR projected on a large wall- movie style)
PROCESS
● The video is played and paused after each mini video and t
heir answers are written quietly in their journals and then the responses are discussed at their table among themselves.
BREAK: Snack ( sharing Table) ( parents please see PARENT REQUIREMENT BELOW)
● the video RESUMES and the process is repeated until the conclusion of the video.
● the theme is summarized
Closing Prayer 11:45 
● Group Sharing - the smaller table groups are divided into guys and girls and FACILITATORS pose questions for discussion about the theme
● They leave to go home directly from the sharing groups - they never come back to the larger group to share as to respect the confidentiality of the group participants..
PARENT REQUIREMENT  FOR LEVEL 8 ( YEAR 2 CONFIRMATION PREPARATION)
1. Please send a “small contribution snack each week” with your child ( enough for two people . Example; Two oranges cut up or 4 muffins or small plate of cheese and crackers etc)
2. Please notify me of any absence as session make - up details will be provided at that time to you. (The goal is for them to be catechized as a group to experience journey through their church community) 
3. PARENTS- Please watch the video each week so that you will be able to discuss questions relating to the videos.Link info :  dynamiccatholic.com
A) Click on Confirmation Program
B) Scroll down to the video name you need and CLICK 
C) Click and Play each video using the above schedule.

Note: this year two confirmation formation year program empowers youth in a more intense way of what it means to associate their Christian faith with their Roman Catholic denomination and how to live that Christiann faith at church, in community with one another, and out in the the world. It challenges them to make a decision after each video of what the information means and what they will do about what they have learned. Similar to Year 1 formation, it is also designed as a questioning year, where they can ask any questions and express doubts about their RC faith and do it in a safe environment. The end result is that they will come to a deeper understanding about their faith through questioning, inward examination and 
action. 
The ultimate goal would be for them to understand that their faith is their own and discover how to have a christocentric view of their world and their place in it.