IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND TEENS FOR SENIOR HIGH SUMMER PROGRAM
Here at St. Leo we are getting ready for our Senior High summer program. College students and parents are also urged to attend the summer program. This summer we will focus on “Invited to Courageous Love, The Catholic Church and Homosexuality.”
Along with other Core Catechists, Fr. Joe Catanise and Deacon Jim Steiger will be present to help guide our discussion after viewing the videos. A catechetical film series and study guide through FORMED.ORG will be used from: Courage International, a Roman Catholic Apostolate.
The program will begin on Monday June 25thfrom 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM and will run until Monday August 13th.
This five part series explores Catholic teaching on same sex attraction. The series covers the following topics:
Program One: The Good News about Chaste Love.
“Love one another as I love you” (John 15:12)
Program Two: Sex and Sexuality in the Divine Design.
“Male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
Program Three: Insights from the Medial and Social Sciences.
“Lord, you search me and you know me.” (Psalm 139:1)
Program Four: Homosexuality and the Family.
“Can a Mother forget her Child?” (Isaiah 49:15)
Program Five: Providing Authentic Pastoral Care.
“I will give you shepherds after my own heart.” (Jeremiah 3:15)
Due to the complexity of this topic, Michele Pechie, Youth Minister, is asking parents to watch and review the entire five- part series before your teen takes part in this program. As parents, you know best your teen’s level of understanding of mature content. You may view the program @ FORMED.ORG. Please go to www.stleochurch.organd scroll down on the main page to: “click here for St. Leo access,” once you are on the site you may register with your own user ID and password.
This series helps educate us on the teaching of the Catholic Church regarding the Christian meaning of human sexuality and teaches us in the fullness of God’s love and plan for each of us.
To register for the program please contact Michele Pechie @ firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 392-2710x 6