Dear Parents/ Guardians,
We are very pleased to welcome your child onto the Faith in Action Award Scheme for 2023. We look forward to guiding your child as they work towards the completion of their chosen award level, encouraging them to develop and build upon their unique gifts and talents as they become disciples of the modern world. In addition to participating in the range of activities associated with each award in their parish, school or community, your child will be required to attend 4x Reflective sessions in March, May, July and September. These sessions will provide your child with regular opportunities to share with the team all the good things they have been doing and they will be encouraged to explore these activities in the light of the Gospel message.
The handout with the dates for these Reflective Sessions and catch-up sessions will be provided in your Launch Day Pack
Saturday 4th February (Holy Innocents) / Saturday 11th February (Bishop Challoner School)
Saturday in March – Fr Phelan Centre, Holy Innocents 2.30 – 5.45pm followed by 6pm Mass
Saturday in March – Bishop Challoner School, Main Hall 2.00 – 5.30pm followed by 6pm Mass at St Edmund’s
Saturday in May – Fr Phelan Centre, Holy Innocents 2.30 – 5.45pm followed by 6pm Mass
Saturday in May – Bishop Challoner School, Main Hall 2.00 – 5.30pm followed by 6pm Mass at St Edmund’s
Saturday in June – Fr Phelan Centre, Holy Innocents 10.00am – 12.00pm
Saturday in July – Fr Phelan Centre, Holy Innocents 2.30 – 5.45pm followed by 6pm Mass
Saturday in July – Bishop Challoner School, Main Hall 2.00 – 5.30pm followed by 6pm Mass at St Edmund’s
Saturday in September – Fr Phelan Centre, Holy Innocents 2.30 – 5.45pm followed by 6pm Mass
Saturday in September – Bishop Challoner School, Main Hall 2.00 – 5.30pm followed by 6pm Mass at St Edmund’s
Final Piece Submission
Saturday in October – Holy Innocents 10.00am – 12.00pm / Bishop Challoner School 1.00 – 3.00pm
Awards Ceremony with Guest of Honour Archbishop John Wilson+
Saturday 25th November – Bishop Challoner School, Main Hall 3.00 – 5.30pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
Role of the Faith in Action Team:
The Faith in Action team of Bromley Deanery are fully trained with seven years’ experience in running the CYMFed programme and supporting children across the award levels. We look forward to building a relationship with your child, as they serve and lead in their school and parish community, which we hope will provide a strong and supportive foundation for them as they grow and mature in their faith.
Role of Parents/Guardians:
- To listen to, encourage and support the young person in their service(s) and journal maintenance, practically, emotionally and spiritually.
- To facilitate the young person to attend the Reflection Points and Award Ceremony.
- To communicate with the local (parish/school) coordinator about any concerns.
- To pray for the young people participating in the award, and the FIA team.
- To celebrate with them in their successes and their journey milestones.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation in the Faith in Action Award Scheme, please do not hesitate to contact the following people:
- ‘Faith in Action’ Coordinator for Bromley Deanery – Kath Greenwood via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your Parish Priest
- Youth Minister for Bromley Deanery – Lolly Bell via email: email@example.com