Faith Formation - JP2 Cultural Centre
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Family Time is a new initiative developed by the John Paul II Cultural Centre to be a faith formation tool that families can use to come together in prayer and educate themselves on the teachings of the Catholic Faith. As Catholics, we believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and must take this responsibility seriously. To educate their children can be a daunting task and parents may feel that they are not equipped to provide this education. We at the John Paul II Culture Centre want to help parents to embrace their role of primary educators of their children by providing them with the tools they need, such as Family Time, to make the process as easy as possible for parents without sacrificing the quality of education.

Family Time is a subscription based, guided reflection that is sent to participants each week via e-mail. Families who sign up will be asked to set aside one hour each week to go through this reflection. Whenever possible we are asking husbands to lead each one-hour session of family time with his family. We are asking wives to support their husbands in his role of spiritual head of the household by being an enthusiastic participant in Family Time and encouraging the children to join in.

An important component of Family Time is having a snack or treat to share together as a family while you are going through the reflection each week. These treats are meant to remind us of the sweetness of God’s grace in our lives. It also makes Family Time more enjoyable in the hopes that children will begin to look forward to your Family Time sessions.

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The John Paul II Cultural Centre is committed to further education for those interested in learning more about their faith. Throughout the fall, winter and spring months the John Paul II Cultural Centre offers adult faith formation courses to help people grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith. We offer a wide variety of studies so please check our Events page frequently to see which studies will be taking place each year. We would love to have you join us for our faith formation studies.


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The weekly session of Family Time are very easy to run.

Just follow these six steps for each session:


Talking with God - Begin each session with prayer. You can either use the suggested prayer or one of your choosing.

Pondering God's Word - Read the passage from Scripture out load and reflect on it as a family.

Reflection - Read each week's reflection out loud in order to come to a deeper understanding of the Scripture reading and the theme of the week. In the reflection we will also offer suggestions and ideas for implementing each week's lesson into the daily life of your family.

Living It Out - Each week there will be discussion questions and activities for you to do with your family. Our faith becomes alive when we engage with the teachings do our best to live them out.

Digging Deeper - For those who want more information on each week's theme there will be additional resources each week so you can learn more about the theme from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Fathers of the Church, the writings of the popes and various other saints and theologians.

Closing Prayer - End each session with a short prayer such as the Hail Mary, Our Father or Glory Be.