On Sunday, September 15th, the parish gathered together for the first Emmaus Day of the 2019-2020 school year! Emmaus Days are parish-wide events with fellowship and faith formation opportunities for parishioners of all ages. The theme for Emmaus Days this year is I Believe – Exploring our faith through the Apostles’ Creed.
The parish center was filled with laughter, donuts, and just a little bit of chaos as folks joined the event following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. As usual, Emmaus Day was kicked off by a brief introduction to the theme for the day and an opening prayer led by Fr. John Sasse. Babies, toddlers, and school-aged children were all dismissed to dedicated rooms in the parish center while the adults settled into the main room. In each room, catechists or presenters led age-appropriate discussions and activities pertaining to the opening lines of the Apostles’ Creed, which read: “I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord.” Groups explored the love of God compared to the love of a Father, the story of creation, the concept of salvation through Jesus Christ.
On top of all that, we also talked about our Catholic faith as a journey that no one travels alone. At Saint Christopher Parish, we believe in supporting one another along the journey. We are all part of a parish family, or a family of faith. To represent this, everyone who attended Emmaus Day contributed to a Family of Faith bulletin board by making hand-trace cut-outs to represent themselves and their family. Won’t you join us on the journey? Emmaus Day and our study of the Apostles’ Creed continue on Sunday, November 3rd following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. See you then!