“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Families is the religious education program serving the parents and children (K3-8th grade) of the Family of Four Parishes. UPLIFT Families is a program for children and adults, designed to develop strong Catholic families in which children learn the joys of following Jesus Christ and the truths of our Faith through the witness of Christian life in their families.
Families will attend classes twice a month from October – May, on either Wednesday evenings (6:00 – 7:30 pm) or Sunday mornings (10:45 am – 12:15 pm). To kick off the year, we’ll be having a parent meeting/social on Wednesday, September 14 and Sunday, September 18.
At each meeting, we provide a community meal for all families to enjoy before the children go to their age-specific classrooms and parents engage in their own faith lesson. Through research, we understand that children learn best when at play so we incorporate family games and engaging activities into each meeting to reinforce the lessons. New this fall – we are excited to offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) lessons for ages 3-6. CGS teaches young children the faith through a Montessori-based learning environment. This will only be offered during our Sunday morning program, not during our Wednesday evening program. Free childcare for babies and toddlers under the age of 3 will be available during our Sunday morning program.
Additional sacramental preparation meetings and a retreat are offered for children in second grade and their parents/caregivers. Second graders prepare for both First Reconciliation and First Communion in the same year.
To register for UPLIFT Families go to tinyurl.com/upliftfamilies2022 and complete one registration form for your family. Registration deadline is September 9.
For more information on UPLIFT Families, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Anh Clausen, Director of Family Ministry and Religious Formation, at 414-962-2443 x19.