Led by Parents - Shared as Family - Experienced at Home
Nourish is a first Communion family experience designed to equip parents to teach, share faith, and pray with their children as they lead 10 family meetings in their home through a variety of hands-on and innovative activities.
Families will encounter Jesus and experience the beauty of the Mass as it connects to daily life by building puzzles, baking, reading Scripture, engaging in meaningful conversation, and much more. Traditional classroom learning will be enhanced by parent participation as faith transitions from the classroom to the living room.
Watch families dive deeper into the incredible gift God gives us - the Eucharist.
-Hands-on, experiential, and engages the entire family
-Empowers and equips parents to teach,
share faith, and lead prayer
-Brings faith formation home
-Everything is conveniently included in the box
-Reconnects families with the Mass and deepens their commitment
-Pairs well with other curricula
-Doubles as parent faith formation
-Accessible to families at different places in their faith journeys
scope and sequence
Each family meeting includes: a gathering ritual, opening prayer, family check-in question, hands-on activity, concise teaching, and a closing prayer.
The experiences follow the structure of the Mass.
Family Meeting 1
Learn the importance of gathering as a family in your home and as a community at Church. Your family is unique, special and holy, and set apart for a purpose.
Set up your family gathering space. Create a family handshake. Draw a picture of your family. Find something around your home that reminds you of Jesus.
Community, Uniqueness, Family Bonding
Family Meeting 2
Learn about the importance of your daily actions and your opportunity to seek forgiveness when you make mistakes.
Forgiveness analogy using a tube of lotion.
Forgiveness, Mercy, Reconciliation
Family Meeting 3
Learn how reading, listening, pondering, and re-telling Scripture stories helps you to know and share your faith.
Lectio Divina using a set of Story Tokens.
Contemplation, Reflection, Find Deeper Meaning
Family Meeting 4
Learn how to follow Jesus by making good choices.
Play a game of Pick up Sticks. Fill out a postcard for your priest.
Good Decision Making, Free Will
Family Meeting 5
Learn the connection between preparing for a meal in your home and preparing the altar to celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice.
Set your table in a special way. Share a snack together.
Care, Preparation, Participation
Family Meeting 6
Learn how bread and wine transform into the Body and Blood of Jesus.
Bake a loaf of bread together.
Love, Sacrifice, Transubstantiation
Family Meeting 7
Families Share Peace
Learn how the world God created to beautifully fit together was broken apart by sin. We each are called to help put it back together by being peacemakers.
Color and put together a puzzle.
Peace, Care for Creation
Family Meeting 8
Learn how receiving Jesus is a gift given to you each time you receive Communion.
Decorate a door hanger for the first communicant.
Giving and Receiving
Family Meeting 9
Families on a Mission
Learn how you are called to take your faith outside of church, by loving and serving others.
Family foot washing experience.
Family Meeting 10
Learn how to celebrate faith milestones with those you love.
An intentional activity for your first Communion celebration.
Evangelization, Affirmation, and Encouragement
Available as a bi-lingual resource. English and Spanish
Rev. William Brewer Goldin, S.T.D.
February 7, 2020
Most Rev. Kevin William Vann, J.C.D., D.D.
Bishop of Orange in California
February 10, 2020
The Nourish Box includes everything needed for parents to lead 10 family meetings in their home. Just open the box to find beautifully printed meeting guides and quality supplies to experience a variety of hands-on and innovative activities.
Nourish Digital includes all of the same great content and activities from the box just delivered in a different form. Martha, our Formation Management System, makes accessing the content and tracking the progress of your families a breeze. Includes built in Family Follow Throughs and all of the small prints from the box and more as pdfs for families to print at home.
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