What do you hope for your child to gain from attending CCD?

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1 What do you hope for your child to gain from attending CCD? Learn all about God s love for us To grow closer to God To become aware of others that are less fortunate To enhance prayer time with God, rosary, talking with God To understand our beliefs as Catholics A closer relationship with God Preparation for First Holy Communion To learn the meaning of Communion Basic understanding of Catholic Faith/ Principles Gain educated knowledge of Catholic Faith Knowledge of God Knowledge of prayers- learn prayers Knowledge of mass rituals How God is wonderful in our lives Increased spirituality Familiarity with the sacraments Fundamental understanding of God Curiosity to learn more Learn more about Jesus A deeper love for Jesus Christ Understand the different parts of the mass and its prayers To learn to turn to God in times of need To learn to take time to thank God for what we have To reflect inwardly for a closer relationship with God To learn how to be a good Christian Learn to interact with different kids Learn to value family, friendship & church Deeper and better understanding of God Make friends and be a part of this Church community Better understanding of the Bible To answer questions that she has about God To strengthen his faith Learn how important it is to love and care for other people Learn the importance of forgiveness To Love God, Obey God, Follow God Understand why Jesus died for us Desire to receive all the sacraments, learn the importance of each one

2 Desire to learn about our faith Responsibility To learn why God is in our lives Why we believe in Jesus Christ Understanding that no matter how hard life may get, God is always there Continue to open our hearts to God How to apply these lessons to her daily life Gain a better Child-perspective of the word of God Guidance in understanding Stronger beliefs A solid understanding of our religion To learn about the religion from a historical context To learn the benefits and how to quiet their minds A love of the Trinity, Mary & Saints Knowledge of faith traditions Greater understanding of Jesus and his love for all of us To learn the meaning of the Eucharist To learn the purpose of the Sunday Mass and why it s the mystery of the faith Religious formation Develop a Religious community of friends in Christ Enjoy the CCD experience Importance of being a good person Put what he learns into practice in daily life Strengthen their faith Appreciate the church Learn about being a Christian Learn the teachings of our Lord Learn to love, honor and worship God Guidance To want to be in CCD To learn different ways to bring God into child s life Learn good values: honesty, integrity, sharing and how to be a good person Learn moral values What can you do to help your child(ren) accomplish these goals? Continue to talk to them about God s will Continue to pray as a family at dinner, breakfast and bedtime Incorporate more rosary time at home

3 Reinforce our relationship with God at home Pray together and talk about our faith Go to church on Sundays regularly Pray with them Talk about what he learn at CCD Make sure she attends CCD and on time Supporting/ reiterate learning by discussing teachings at home To live a Christian life Strengthen faith on something that is not tangible Answer questions Lead by a goodexample Explain why I go to mass and why I like to go to mass Demonstrate how I pray to give thanks Pray in time of need Stress importance of being a Catholic in our daily lives Praise her every time she does good Set time for quality time Try to be as involved as possible Read Bible stories Talk at home Reaffirm what is being taught Introduce her to Bible principles Being an example for my family Living the life, love with integrity Get involved with the church Model Christian behavior Listen, answer and support Review class assignments Strengthen her belief Be a good listener and role model Instill the importance of reflection Turn prayer into habit, something that is comes naturally Take every day events into learning opportunities Be supportive and available Answer any questions that he may have Teach proper behavior in Mass Talk to him about the word of God Let him see how you can put lessons into practice

4 What it means to live a Christian life Practice values at home Discuss questions about God & faith Demonstrate a spiritual life Helping with event Be consistent with messages Talk about the importance of faith Family traditions during LENT, EASTER, CHRISTMAS How can your Catechist help your child accomplish these goals? Teach form the text books to enhance with world examples of how God does amazing things Making her aware of people that are less fortunate and how to help Laying ground work for our Catholic faith Teaching the importance of the different parts of the mass Encourage a love of God and others Provide homework or handouts, assignments/reading Encourage the children to share what they learn Teaching the stories of the Bible Preparation for reconciliation and first Communion Discussing Catholic principles To help fulfill my objectives with the CCD program Use examples that the children will understand Teaching the kids about Jesus, the Gospel, the mass, The Gospel reenactments at church is an awesome way to reach the kids Reinforce the lessons of the Bible Stress the lessons of the Scripture Have the kids participate in active role playing Set a good example/ role model Provide guidance Modeling what you teach Reinforcing what she s learned Teaching our faith and practices Being open-minded Praying Teach her about Jesus and his life Teach her about the meaning and purpose of prayer

5 Draw parallels between being a good Catholic and having good morals and values Teach well Be warm and loving Guiding with prayer Be an effective instructor Have an open line of communication with children and parents Being positive and joyful about the word of God With teachings, encouragement & guidance Being accepting but firm when needed Making the class warm with good memories By living the faith Making CCD fun Connect and bond with the children Incorporate singing and music into CCD Teach the importance of church Teach values of Catholic faith Letting parents know how to help Kindness. Modeling Take time to explain and answer questions/concerns Show love and faith in what the kids do Introduce Bible principles Teaching forgiveness and understanding Being a good person Encourage the importance of love and respect regarding family and God Teach Catholic Faith Teach the prayers Relate stories to real life everyday situations Being patient & loving Being a good spiritual leader Teach the importance of God in our lives Give valid information Explanations in depth Keeping them involved Teach God s love Pray for them CCD- Celebrate Christ Daily By knowing the Biblical passages to back up the Eucharist Maintain order in class, teach from the curriculum, encourage questions

6 By letting God guide the teachers all the time Sharing faith, beliefs and personal experiences Teach core values Teach how to act towards others Teach what is important To believe in our Lord To have faith and trust Clarify churches teachings in ways that children would understand Give her a sense of community with children of her faith Show examples of other adults living the faith Teach her to love and care Teach her to pray Make learning fun & engaging Relate Bible stories to lesson

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