A generation is a group of people at the same stage of their lives – like parents of young children. Or their children. But generation also means to create something. St. Ann Parish wants to invite you to the creation of a new link between generations, a link of faith: a

Re-generation

When does it begin?

When: Sunday, February 26 2023
Where: Delaney Hall
Time: 9:00-10:00a.m.
Contact: dre@stannsbethany.org

Why?

Today, nearly four in ten young adults (ages 19 – 29) are religiously unaffiliated. Young adults today are nearly four times as likely as those a generation ago to identify as not being a member of any religion. This is a tremendous issue for all Christian churches in the United States.

And the Catholic Church is far from immune; in fact, it is losing members faster than any other mainstream Christian church. Nearly one-third (31%) of Americans report being raised in a Catholic household, but only about one in five (21%) Americans claim to be Catholic.

The reason? Most of those who leave their childhood religion do so because they have a lack of belief in the teachings of their faith. 

Is there a solution?

Parents are the best teachers of their children, especially for the kindling of a strong Catholic faith. But many may not feel up to the task. Re-generation is an exploration of some of the questions about their faith that may puzzle your children. We’ll meet as parents, in an informal atmosphere, to talk about those concerns, and what we believe. It’s not a class, but a sharing with other parents of some of the problems, concerns, issues, and uncertainties our children have, and some of the answers to those concerns that we may find in our faith and with each other.

What will we be doing?

Your kids probably have questions about their faith. At least we hope they do – we don’t learn unless we ask questions! But some of their questions may be difficult to answer.

We want to help with that.

We’ll help you answer those questions by providing a little background about our faith and how that sets the stage for answering those questions.

What questions? Well, we can certainly come up with some! But we want to help you; so, if you or your kids have questions, let us know – we’ll do our best to address each question or concern.

5 out of 6 young people confirmed in your parish today will no longer be practicing their Catholic faith within 10 years of their Confirmation.”

Let us help you help your children grow in their faith.
Let us help you grow in yours, because your children need you.

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