Forming Loving Disciples
Staff Contact for TGIF Child Formation: Theresa Anderson, Pastoral Associate
Staff Contact for TGIF Youth Formation: Ana Maria Alvarado, Pastoral Associate
Staff Contact for TGIF Adult Formation: Brian McCrohan, Pastoral Associate
Together Growing in Faith (TGIF) is a whole community approach to religious education available to every parish household. TGIF meets on Sunday evenings and begins at 5:30 PM with a brief prayer service followed by faith formation sessions for all ages. Adults attend general session presentations on various faith topics, attend mini-courses, or participate in small group break-out options, while children & youth attend their grade-respective classes (pre-K through grade 12). Nursery care is available for infants & toddlers. Each evening concludes at 7:00 PM. As an intergenerational program a parent/ guardian must accompany children to this program.
Our 2018-2019 TGIF year will begin in September and are excited to have some great options for our adults. This year there are two roads open to our adults. They are...
1. Choose one of our two full year options. These are Sacred Time-out and Scripture Study. You will attend these through the program year enjoying the chance to spend time deeping your experience alongside other parishioners in your chosen group.
2. Choose our general session and mini-course option. For this option you will have attend general session speakers and choose among mini-courses options over the course of the program year
Each adult participating in TGIF needs to sign up for an adult formation option through the form above. PLEASE NOTE: Scripture Study can be chosen as a full year option or as a mini-course. See below for full descriptions of our adult formation options for the Fall.
Sacred Time-out (Facilitated by Lisa McCrohan) - Full year
Gather with other SKD parishioners for a centering practice integrating gentle and invigorating yoga movement and Catholic prayer, song, and meditation. No experience necessary, no flexibility required. Relax, strengthen, and enjoy simple ways of stretching your body and lightening your heart. Come regroup, recharge, and reconnect to yourself, your prayer life, your community, and God.
Scripture Study: The Sunday Readings (Facilitated by Deacon Kevin Kulesa) - Full year or mini-course
Through guided discussion you will gain a better understanding of sacred scripture. The focus will be providing a deeper understanding of the Sunday readings and the background in which they were lived and written. Deacon Kevin is one of our permanent deacons on staff and