Core Topics are an enrichment of faith for the parents. Since parents are the first and foremost teachers of faith, we strive to enhance your learning opportunities by offering Core Topics. We hope these help you better educate your children. All parents of children in Faith Formation programs must attend three (3) CORE topic meetings. The requirements are met by family, not by child, so no matter how many children you have in our programs, you are still only required to attend three (3) Faith Formation events and activities.
Faith Opportunities that count for CORE topic requirements
The Sacramental preparation meetings (First Communion, Reconciliation, Confirmation)
Bible studies or speakers presented by the church
Protecting God's Children workshops - This counts as 2 Core Topic meetings.
Other diocesan retreats and faith formation opportunities at other parishes can be approved in advance by Betsy.
Listen to one of the CDs in the Gathering Area and email answers to the enclosed questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. See more information below.
Borrow a CD: Theologian Bill Huebsch presents topics from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on a variety of CDs. There are 17 different topics with reflection questions to answer. CD’s are located near south entrance to the building. Take a CD home, listen to it, and email your answers to the reflection questions to Anne Truax at email@example.com to receive CORE credit. (The questions are located on the diplay table.) Then you can return the CD to the church (or purchase it for $3).
ONLINE OPTIONS FOR CORE TOPICS
Watch any of the videos below and email your answers to the questions at the end of the video to firstname.lastname@example.org. When Anne receives your email responses, you will receive credit for that CORE topic class.