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Faith Formation Registration Form 2019-2020

Confirmation 2018-19
Faith Formation
1) The thumb is closest finger to you. So begin by praying for those who are closest to you. These are the people easiest for you to remember. Praying for our loved ones is easy to do."

2) The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach you and heal you. They need wisdom to teach others. Always keep teachers, priests, and parents in your prayers."

3) The following finger is the tallest. It reminds us of our leaders, government and those who have authority. They need God's guidance. "

4) The fourth finger is the ring finger. Even though it may surprise you, it is our weakest finger. It should remind us to pray for the homeless, the sick or those who are troubled. They need your prayers. "

5) Finally, your smallest finger, the pinkie reminds you to pray for yourself. When you are finished praying for others, you will be able to put prayers for yourself in prospective. You will be able to pray for your own needs, but you will have also remembered others."

Dear God, Give us the courage and strength today, to carry out your will. May we keep
an open heart and mind, and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. When life presents us with
challenges that consume us, let us know that you are always present with us. May we feel the
comfort of your unconditional love. Keep us strong and confident in all that we say and
do.  Amen.
A prayer from 500 Prayers from Catholic Schools & Parish Youth Groups.
Description:
This mission of St. Lawrence’s Faith Formation office is to plan, organize and instruct
parishioners of all ages through programs which will deepen people’s faith in Jesus Christ.
We will provide successful outreach and ministry to all who attend, helping them to form life
long disciples of Jesus.

Membership:
Board members consist of adult members of St. Lawrence parish.

Ways To Participate:
There is a need for 60 - 75 adult volunteers as Catechists, Teachers, and Aides per
year . If you are interested, call the Faith Formation Office at 585-225-7320 or send an email
to one of the contacts listed below.

Commitment:
Religious Education classes consist of 20 classes from September to May. For
Sacrament classes (First Communion, Penance, Confirmation) you can sign up for 1 or
more classes.

Skills Required:
All fully initiated Catholics (have received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and
Confirmation) are welcome to volunteer. CASE training and background checks are also
required. Training and resources will be provided.

Related Activities:
Formal Religious Education Classes for grades K- 7.
First Penance preparation for grades 2 and higher.
First Eucharist preparation for grades 2 and higher.
Confirmation preparation for grades 8 and higher.
RCIA and RCIC programs.

Needs:
Ongoing Catechists, Vacation Bible School Director, Easter Egg Hunt Celebration
Coordinator, and Advent / Christmas Family Celebration Coordinator.

Contact:
Jamie O’Mara (Director) - Jamie.O'Mara@dor.org
Debbie Cichelli (Office Assistant) - Debbie.Cichelli@dor.org
Using your five fingers, start with the thumb and pray these intentions in this order:"
Pope Francis’s Five Finger Prayer
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
“ The poor are the real treasures of the Church, by the inestimable gift of their faith and because they convert our alms into imperishable treasures for us.”
St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr
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1000 North Greece Rd.
Rochester, NY 14626
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