PRAYING - October 9, 2016

"Praying" Presentation - Learning About Prayer
The lead catechist for this session presented a definition of prayer and then introduced the various prayer types (praise, contrition, thanksgiving, and intercessory).
      
Small Group Breakout #1 - Practicing Prayer
The participants were separated into four small discussion or breakout groups, one for each prayer type. A catechist taught the prayer type and each participant practiced that prayer type.
Small Group Breakout #2 - Prayer Commitment Plan
Each member of the family developed a personal prayer plan (prayer type, prayer time and prayer location) and then the family worked together to develop the family prayer plan.
      
Home Kit - Family Activities
This take-home resource included several family activities for praying the four types of prayers discussed and practiced in Breakout #1. These activities are performed in the weeks following this session until the next month's session.
      
Family Faith Formation Registration
Family Faith Formation Registration
Children in Grades K-3
Children in Grades K-3

Assembling their Rosary

Music Ministry During Worship
Music Ministry During Worship
Participants During Worship
Participants During Worship
More Participants During Worship
More Participants During Worship
Lead Catechist Defining Prayer
Lead Catechist Defining Prayer
Breakout Groups Practicing
Breakout Groups Practicing

The four small groups each practiced a different prayer type

Children in Grades K-3
Children in Grades K-3

Children in Grades K-2 presenting the Rosary each assembled

Participants Clapping for Children
Participants Clapping for Children

Participants showed appreciation to children in grades K-3