New program a matter of LIFE and fun

Christian Nobleza speaks to young people (Catholic Voice)

A faith initiative is being piloted in a number of parishes across the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese to help young people explore life and faith in a fun and inspiring way. Source: Catholic Voice.

LIFE Lessons (Living In Faith Everyday) aims to invite students primarily in public schools from Kindergarten through to Year 12, along with their parents, to attend weekly sessions of prayer, reflection and interactive games.

“Approximately 50 per cent of families in our Catholic parishes have their children enrolled in state schools, and so LIFE Lessons becomes an important way for these children to remain connected with their local parish community,” Archdiocesan Pastoral and Mission Formation Coordinator Christian Nobleza said.

He said it is important for parents to attend the sessions so they could be active in the faith journey of their children.

“Our Church affirms that parents have a key role in developing the faith of their children, and we hope that LIFE Lessons will provide useful tools for families to continue nurturing their faith at home as well,” he said.

Canberra-Goulburn vicar general Fr Tony Percy is eager to get LIFE Lessons up and running in his Wanniassa parish to connect young people with each other, with God and the Church.

“Pope Francis has said on a number of occasions that we are not living in an era of change, but a change of era, and a new approach is called for and we hope that it will be a raging success.”

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Exploring faith can be fun (By Claire Bakker, Catholic Voice

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