GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER

GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER

GIFT is an exciting way of supporting families to engage with their faith. Whether you are already engaged with your faith and the Church, looking for a way to become more engaged or seeking the sacraments for your child, GIFT is for you. Encouraging you to pray, talk about faith issues, and have more family time together is good, but we believe it is not enough. We want to provide a place for you to learn what engaging with your faith actually looks like and then give you the opportunity to do it!

Saturday family sessions
Families are invited to come along on the first Saturday of each month (mostly). The sessions are engaging, spirit-filled and fun, and they are for all the family – even Grandma! We celebrate Mass, enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshment before sharing catechesis and activities. Each month we explore a different topic e.g., The Saints, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week.

Faith Formation for parents
Each month we gather online (Zoom) with parents and catechists to explore our faith. These sessions are designed to help parents grow in their own faith, enabling them to lead their family on their journey of faith. 

Virtual Resources
We also send home resources each month which families use on their own, exploring aspects of our Catholic faith. You will find other useful resources below.

Join the GIFT Family
To register for GIFT and to receive regular updates and information about our family catechesis, please complete the form at the link below. We look forward to welcoming you.

GIFT registration form

For information about GIFT download our leaflet:

GIFT leaflet (English)

GIFT leaflet (Polish)

Fun Faith Videos
Maria, our Parish Pastoral Assistant has created a short series of videos as a way of helping families engage with faith topics in a fun way. Each video is between 15-25 minutes long and includes child friendly prayer and praise singing, faith teaching, and an activity to make at home. Watch, enjoy, learn and grow in faith together.

PRAYER AND PRAISE

LETS TALK ABOUT HOPE

LETS TALK ABOUT THE CROSS

LETS TALK ABOUT PRAYER

 

Bedtime Chats
Set aside 10 minutes at bedtime to snuggle up, watch a bible animation, quietly reflect on the Good News of Jesus and say a prayer. Cuddly toys are essential! Click on the attachments below to access individual Bedtime Chats.
The Good Shepherd
The Holy Spirit Comes
Walking on Water
Jesus Calms the Storm
Jesus Feeds the People
Two Sons and a Father
Jesus Heals a Man
The Parable of the Sower
The Good Samaritan
Jesus Was Like Us
Creation
Abraham
Noah’s Ark
Joseph
Ruth
Moses
Preparing for Jesus
Jesus is Baptised
The Bible

1115 Youth Group
Have children between the ages of 11-15 years old? Erik, our Exeter Youth Worker, has put together some videos to help our youth engage with their faith.

QUIET TIME? WHO NEEDS IT?

PRAYER?

 

You can also click on here to go to our Facebook page Blessed Sacrament Parish Facebook page or our YouTube channel for more information.

Blessed Sacrament Church, 29 Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter EX1 2QJ
Telephone: 01392 274724 Email: exeter-heavitree@prcdtr.org.uk