Family Faith Forming Opportunities

Advent Resources

It's time for the wonderful liturgical season of Advent. Here are some resources to enrich your family's celebration of this joyful season.

Season of Advent Resources from Loyola Press - Click Here

  • includes information about the Jesse Tree, Advent Wreath, Prayers, Calendars and Activities

Catholic Icing Blog - Advent and Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids - Click Here

  • includes links to Advent Saints information as well as a ton of other activities and reflections

Daily Readings for the Jesse Tree - Click Here

Daily Reflections on the O Antiphons - Click Here

 Sign up for Best Advent Ever from Dynamic Catholic to receive a free,daily inspirational email/video that will help you slow down and focus on what matters most during this busy season. Experience Advent in a whole new way!

Learn the Nicene Creed in American Sign Language

Click each link below for a video with Dianne McGahee and Clare Saint Gabriel from the Ascension Deaf Ministry. Videos will be added as we go through the year.
1) I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
2) maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
3) I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.
4) God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God
5) begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made.
6) For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
7) and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
8) For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
9) He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
10) He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
11) I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
12) who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
13) I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
14) I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Family, Faith & Cyberspace

Here are some resources we have found to help families navigate the multiple issues of technology and cyberspace. Let us know if they help you!

Diocese of Orlando - Social Communications Links via Communications Secretariat

Faith & Safety website - created by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

  • “Family Media Agreements” under “Family” drop down menu – also facebook safety and privacy page
  • “Learn” drop down menu includes choices about cell phones and kids; bullying; privacy and safety; safe web browsing, email, pornography, social media, strangers and predators, virtual worlds
  • “Links” page provides resources for kids and parents for example….
    • Kids' and Teens' Internet Safety Sites
      • Webronauts Internet Academy - PBS Kids game that helps younger children understand the basics of Internet behavior and safety.
      • NSTeens - A program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that has interactive games and videos on a variety of Internet safety topics.

Websites provided as programs of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The parents site has many resources and the teen and kids sites have interactive games and videos on a variety of Internet safety topics.

 Videos used with our families during the L.I.F.E. Plus Presentations:

Gr. 1 & 2 "It's Okay to Tell" - Click here to view

Gr. 3 & 4 "Attitude Overdrive" - Click here to view

Gr. 5 & 6 "Friend or Fake" - Click here to view

Thank you Julianne for a wonderful Mission!

Julianne's Powerpoint Presentations

PDF from 7 Keys of Spiritual Wellness Presentation (HNJ, January 7, 2017)

"Happy, Healthy, Holy Families" Presentation (Ascension, Sunday January 8, 2017)

"Celtic Spirituality" Presentation (Ascension, Monday January 9, 2017)

"Listening to the Heartbeat of God" Presentation (Ascension, Tuesday January 10, 2017)


Julianne's Handouts 

"Happy, Healthy, Holy Families" Handouts  (Mission, Sunday January 8, 2017)

"Share a Prayer" (HNJ & Sunday Mission)

"Here We Are Opening Prayer" (Sunday Mission)

"Creating a Family Crest" (Sunday Mission)

Your Story of Faith (Sunday Mission)

Prayers in the Celtic Tradition (Monday Mission)

Prayer Columns (Tuesday Mission)