The primary Faith Formation program at our parish is based on a
model that is called Generations of Faith* (GOF). Centered in Christ and based on the teaching mission of the church, GOF offers an integrated plan for lifelong learning to everyone in our parish family. The Generations of Faith approach equips the parish to become a community of learners by creating lifelong faith formation that is based on the events of Church life and embraces all ages and generations.
Generations of Faith promotes faith growth at home, through parish
preparation programs, and, most importantly,
through participation in Church life. The Church is both the curriculum and teacher, and we are all teachers and learners.
The Generations of Faith Curriculum systematically and comprehensively presents the Gospel Message and Catholic tradition through six major content areas: Church Year Feasts and Seasons, Sacraments, Justice and Service, Morality, Prayer and Spirituality, and the Creed. Each time a content area is revisited, it is presented from a different theological perspective, and guides learners to deeper understanding and fuller participation in the life of the church.
Thus learners of all ages continue to grow in their faith, build community within the parish, and develop patterns of learning and praying at home that last throughout their lives. A key component to this faith formation model is that families should continue the conversation at home,
with support and guidance from the parish.
*Generations of Faith Resource Manual: Lifelong Faith: Formation for the Whole Parish Community
by John Roberto