These are certainly very interesting times. We are “stuck” at home. No going to mass. No going to school. No going to work or playing with friends. No sports. No music lessons, etc. etc. But we can also look at the benefits. Families are having to reconnect. We are being able to spend time together or can look at is as “staycation”! Not going out to eat means that we are cooking more at home. For many of us, this means having to LEARN to cook. Not going to church for mass, faith formation or youth group means that we are having to be proactive about praying and learning on our own and with others. Parents can learn to be the spiritual leaders of their family. Families can learn what it means to be a Domestic Church. Faith and Flavor was developed (and is still being developed) JUST for a time like this. We need something online that is easy to follow and that can engage the entire family. We need a new approach that enables the parents to become the spiritual heads and primary teachers of their children. Whatever your reasons are that you happened upon this site, if you are wanting a one time lesson or an ongoing structure to follow, the blessings of doing faith formation at home will surprise you!
While the ultimate vision of Faith & Flavor is to offer three series, each lasting one year, we are currently working on finishing The Doctors of the Church. This series is inspired by the book, The 35 Doctors of the Church by Fr. Christopher Rengers, O.F.M. Cap. This book is a masterpiece and well worth the time to read!
While you as the parents don’t HAVE to read the book in order to do the lesson with your child, it is certainly recommended. This embraces the heart of family faith formation. EVERYONE is learning and growing TOGETHER. Every aspect of the Family Spice Packets might not be applicable to every age. However, it will offer some take-a-way for all involved. Remember, faith is caught as well as taught. Parents- model your faith. Be a living example. Even if you don’t consider yourself a strong Catholic Christian, you can model how to make faith a priority in your life.
Just a little extra- we’ve added all of our Christ Music Kids sheet music in the store that you can download for free. If your kids need some new music to practice, this could be a start and adds some worship music into the home. The recorded songs can be streamed or downloaded on youtube, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
Thank you for joining in on this journey! Your feedback is welcomed and encouraged!
Blessings from my Domestic Church to yours!
-Natalie Burt, founder of Christ Music Kids and Faith & Flavor