Pastoral Care - Faith In Action (FIA)

Faith in Action (FIA)

Marian students have been encouraged to continue their ‘Faith in Action’ goal every year. Students are taken through the process of setting their SMARTER goal and given a range of options to choose from. Students in Years 7 – 9, are asked to have their parents sign their FIA goal and paste their yellow goal sheet into their RE exercise books. Students in Years 10 – 12 are asked to return their goal sheet to their RE teacher and to include their goal in their student diary. Faith in Action is reflected in the Letter of James which states ..James 2: 14 – 18…24, 26

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister are naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that. So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. But someone will say: ”You have faith and I have works” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works, will show you my faith … You see a person is justified by works and not faith alone…..For just as the body without spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.

So, throughout every year, all students at Marian will be considering how they might put their faith into action. Students may wish to choose from the following examples.

Faith in Action opportunities:

  • Catechists at Dural PS
  • Vinnies Van Volunteers
  • Vinnies Doorknock collectors
  • Readers and Writers
  • Sewing for Timor and/or Sierra Leone Africa
  • Reading mentors
  • Breakfast Club volunteer
  • Maths tutor
  • Language tutor
  • Altar Server
  • Working with Childrens’ Liturgy
  • Visiting Nursing Homes
  • RFS Volunteer
  • SES Volunteer
  • Caritas fundraising
  • Giving money to charity (name the charity)
  • Towels and toiletries for Talbot
  • Winter Sleep out
  • Lent Challenge Diary
  • Shave for a Cure
  • Christmas Hamper Appeal
  • Vinnies Winter Collection
  • Aboriginal Immersion Trip
  • Letter Writing for Amnesty International
  • Involvement in Prayer over PA
  • Writing prayers for Marian Morning Prayer
  • Liturgy Drama
  • Liturgy Organisation
  • Liturgy Musician
  • Liturgy Tech Crew
  • Liturgy Reading
  • Liturgy Multimedia Presentation
  • Assembly Musician
  • Assembly Drama
  • Open Night Volunteer
  • Peer Support Leader
  • Marian Year 7 Induction Volunteer
  • Class Mass Reader
  • Class Mass Altar Server
  • Assisting Elderly neighbours (not paid)
  • Friday Rosary in the Prayer Room
  • Undertake to attend Mass on Sundays
  • Shrove Tuesday Fundraiser for Caritas

Parents are asked to monitor their son’s or daughters’ ‘Faith in Action’ to help and encourage them to achieve them throughout the year.