Elementary (Grades 1-6*)
*Sixth grade students may select either the Elementary Family Program or the Middle School EDGE Program.
The Elementary (aka Family) Program
The Elementary program, for families with students in grades 1-6, will be delivered via Google Classroom. There will be TWO Family Faith Video Sessions published per month. We suggest that you log in on Sunday morning either before or after Mass to build a routine into your Sunday Worship. Each session should take about 20-30 minutes.
Each session will consist of the following:
1. A Faith Lesson for the Parents (to be viewed separately)
2. A choice of lessons – one for younger Elementary children (grades 1-3), one for older (4-6) *Note: For families with children in both age groups, feel free to choose the lesson that best works for your family, or you can choose to watch both
3. An interactive slide show that goes along with the lesson
To borrow a few eloquent words from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, "We recognize that the Sacraments have a visible and invisible reality, a reality open to all the human senses but grasped in its God-given depths with the eyes of faith ... The visible reality we see in the Sacraments is their outward expression, the form they take, and the way in which they are administered and received. The invisible reality we cannot "see" is God's grace, his gracious initiative in redeeming us through the death and Resurrection of his Son."
Preparing for and receiving the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are a very exciting and important part of our Elementary LFF Program. Please click below for more information on each of these sacraments.
How To: Google Classroom
Check out Mr. Wilde's "How to Use Google Classroom" video. In this video, he walks through the Family Program Session 2 and shares tips and tricks on viewing videos and using the interactive elements of the session.
Of course, if you still have questions or concerns after watching the video, feel free to email or call the LFF office at (716) 634-3130.
We are excited to share our first session!
We welcome all families to take a peek at the lesson and think about how it could work for your family.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
After the lessons, we invite our program families to complete short responses, such as the interactive slideshow you can preview here: