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God the Father

We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth...

Images of God

Catholics believe in one God, the great mystery. Capturing a glimpse of God requires countless images and symbols. What have been the most enduring scriptural and traditional images for God? How do these images inspire faithful living in the world today?

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Care for God's Creation

As Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' reminds us, we are called to tend the earth—our common home—and care for all of God's creation.

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Talking about God • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to recognize that God has revealed and given himself to us out of love, gradually communicating God’s own mystery in deeds and in words. They will learn how to talk with their children about God in ways that will help them grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Talking about God • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to recognize that God has revealed and given himself to us out of love, gradually communicating God’s own mystery in deeds and in words.

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God the Father: Scripture Reflections • Generations of Faith

Seven scripture reflections focused on God the Father and Creator.

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God, Father & Creator Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

A table prayer centered on God as Father and Creator.

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God Virtue Reality: Perseverance • Generations of Faith

Reflect on the virtue of perseverance in light of how God perseveres with us.

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God, Father & Creator Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

This ritual involves an activity at the table prior to serving the meal. You will reflect on God's name Yahweh.

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God, Father & Creator Ritual Moments • Generations of Faith

Reflect on God's care and being God's hands in these ritual moments.

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Divine Revelation • Generations of Faith

This session seeks to show participants that God has always been and continues to be active in the lives of humans. God moves among us; God speaks and acts in human history, and above all, God acts and speaks in the words and deeds of Jesus.

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Divine Revelation • Generations of Faith

This learning session focuses on God's self-communication, out of love, of the divine nature, and of our status as God's friends. God moves among us and speaks and acts in human history. We are invited into God's company.

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I See the Face of God in You • Generations of Faith

Think about influential people in your lives and how you see God in those people.

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Homemade Hearthstones • Generations of Faith

Make a set of family hearthstones and use them for a family activity.

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Pick a Card Discussion Activity • Generations of Faith

This activity will guide participants to reflect on the ways that God is revealed in daily life.

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Scripture Revelation Ritual • Generations of Faith

This activity will guide participants in recalling the words, phrases, and passages of Scripture that they carry in their hearts and discuss how God reveals Godself to us in those passages.

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Divine Revelation • Generations of Faith

Gospel Chaos

Complete this chart of various Gospel stories where Jesus reveals himself.

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Popular Gospel Stories: God's Love • Generations of Faith

A family reflection based on the parable of the workers in the vineyard.

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Becoming Community • FIRE

Communication

The purpose of this session is to investigate the many ways we communicate with one another, and to practice our listening skills. Participants will look at the many ways in which God communicates with us, as well as address our difficulty in receiving that communication. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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The Believing Community • FIRE

In God, the Father Almighty

In this session participants will explore a picture of God broader than the traditional one most of us have been given.

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The Responding Community • FIRE

The Fall Guy: The Stories of the Fall

Participants will have clearer insight into the stories of the origin of sin and a sense of sin's communal nature. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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