Destined Tutorial

Introduction Video


Go Deeper!

In this section we will dive deeper into the lesson’s topic. This is where you will learn more about what was discussed in the introduction video. We may also include short videos to watch, articles to read, or bible verses to explore. Occasionally, we will highlight a featured activity your family will need to do as part of the lesson. Featured activities will be in bold, blue letters like this!


Featured Saint

One of the things we are most excited for this year is the chance to introduce you to the many holy men and women who are Catholic saints. Every lesson will have a featured saint who ties into something that was discussed as part of the topic.


Let Us Pray!

Every lesson will have a prayer challenge. We encourage you to pray as a family as part of this program. Maybe family prayer is something you are already doing or maybe it’s new. Maybe you pray a little as a family, but want to pray together more often or more meaningfully. Wherever you are, we hope this part of each lesson is a blessing for you.


Live it Out Activities

Every lesson will have several activities for you. Many of these activities will have you using your Destined Family Journals. Others may ask you to do something as a family, or post something in the comments for discussion.

You don’t have to do every activity, but you are certainly welcome to! However, we will highlight activities that are necessary to do. For example, the tutorial lesson activity below is a necessary activity!

Tutorial lesson activity: Leave a comment on this lesson introducing yourselves and saying something you are hoping to learn about this year. My example would be, “Hi this is the Kenny family checking in! We would like to learn more about saints who lived in America!”

This is very important for two reasons. The first is that it lets us know who you are and what you would like to learn about! The second is that it is an additional way of safeguarding the site against spam comments from people who aren’t a part of our program. This blog is set up so that before people can comment automatically, they need to have their first comment approved by a member of the formation staff. This assignment will get your first comment out of the way so that you don’t need to worry going forward!


More to Explore!

You have reached the end of the Destined Tutorial and are ready to start your adventure! We hope you are excited for what is to come. Please leave your comment below to complete the lesson activity, and then head to Lesson 1: Building a Home Prayer Space!


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youthstmm
1 year ago

This is Mr. Kenny, I’m the parish Pastoral Associate for Youth Religious Formation and Ministry and I’m the director of this year’s program. My username on this site is “youthstmm” so anytime you see that, you’ll know its from me! I can’t wait to get to know all of our wonderful formation families!

LaCombefamily
LaCombefamily
1 year ago

Hello this the LaCombe family. We are excited to start the Destined program. We are hoping to learn more about praying as a family.

BlushFamily
BlushFamily
1 year ago

Hi, this is the Blush family – Felicia and Jason (parents), Owen (8th grade), Aubrey (6th grade), and Leah (4th grade). We are excited to learn more about the saints this year.

KeskesFamily
KeskesFamily
1 year ago

Hi, this is the Keskes family checking in! We would like to learn who the first saint was and who is the most recent, and every saint in-between! We are also wondering about religious wars and saints that helped people through them. We are also wondering about First Communion for Cameron and what it will look like this year compared to other years. We are excited to learn this year!

nfranz7
nfranz7
1 year ago

Good morning! This is the Franz family. We are excited about this new program and learning more about prayer challenges for our family.

CapillaFamily
CapillaFamily
1 year ago

This is the the Capilla family. We are so excited to deepen our pray life as a family and create a new pray space in our home. We are also interested in learning more about different saints. Thank you for being here.

alellis
alellis
1 year ago

Hello, all, we are glad to be here! We are Sarah and Andrew Ellis (parents), Adelaide (8th grade) and Liam (6th grade). It is nice to have Faith Formation offered safely online and we are looking forward to getting started. It will be nice to have opportunities to read the Bible more often and learn from it.

Vinmia20
Vinmia20
1 year ago

Hello, this is The Church family. Jason & Natalie(parents), Vincent 6th & Mia 1st. We are excited and grateful to be included in the online Destined program for this year. We are looking forward to praying together more as a family in our home and learning about all the Saints. Thank you Joshua for offering this to the families during these difficult times.

HubertFamily
HubertFamily
1 year ago

This is the Hubert Family checking in: Steve, Heather, Finn (4th grade) and Aislynn (2nd grade). We are looking forward to having the chance to grow as a family in how we pray and to learn about the saints this year. We are also excited about Aislynn’s First Communion.

kalbererfamily
kalbererfamily
1 year ago

Hi! This is the Kalberer family. This year we would like to learn more Bible stories. We’d also like to learn more about prayer in every day life.

1family
1family
1 year ago

Hi! This is the Petrucci Family. This year we’d like to learn about praying as a family and more bible stories.

HamiltonFamily
HamiltonFamily
1 year ago

Hello from the Hamiltons! Mike, Cheryl, Josh (9th), Annie (7th) and Lucy (Lu-1st). We think this is a great idea. We are excited about how we might connect with other church families on here…a prayer space sounds interesting. Josh is curious about religious wars. Annie and Lucy are wondering about the crafts.

burdickcrew
burdickcrew
1 year ago

Hello! This is the Burdick Family. We are excited to learn more about Saints and expand on our faith together as a family.

NizolFamily
NizolFamily
1 year ago

We’re the Nizol family and this year we are hoping that we can learn more about the Bible and God.

raufamily
raufamily
1 year ago

Hi Rau family here….Deven & Jenn, Nolan 13, Ava 11, Myla 8. We are excited to grow our faith in our home & deepen our understanding of our religious history.

LaiblyFamily
LaiblyFamily
1 year ago

Hello! This is the Laibly family. We are looking forward to learning more about our faith together.

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lashonday2
lashonday2
1 year ago

The Day family is looking forward to learning about the saints and praying together as a family these new prayer challenges.

Josephine
Josephine
1 year ago

Hi I am Josephine I never knew there were saints that lived in america I am very excited for that

lparker1783
lparker1783
1 year ago

It’s the Muraszewski family and we’re excited to learn more about the different people in the Bible stories. We’re also excited for Lilly’s first holy communion this year!

Carrollfam
Carrollfam
1 year ago

Hi! This is the Carroll Family, Matt, Nora Amelia (8) and Addison (5). We are looking forward to diving deeper into our faith as a family.

JednaczFamily
JednaczFamily
1 year ago

Hi! This is the Jednacz Family. We are looking forward to learning how to better pray as a family, and working together to expand our faith.

BorgFamily
BorgFamily
1 year ago

Hello, friends!

This is the Borg Family – Patrick, Kelly, Elliott (9) and Brooks (6). We also have a kitty named Jasper who may be snuggling nearby.

We LOVE learning about the Saints – Some of our favorites are St. Lucy, St. Francis of Assisi, Saint Isadore, and of course Saint Mary Magdalene 🙂

I personally enjoyed seeing the other families check in – I recognize some families from teaching Children’s Liturgy!

We’ll be praying for each of your families as we explore what God has destined for our lives <3

BlanckFamily
BlanckFamily
1 year ago

We are the Blanck family and we are excited to do this online class. We would like to learn about the different books of the bible and what happened after Jesus died. We are also interested in learning about the different saints.

novinikki
novinikki
1 year ago

hello, this is the Wolven family. Nicole and Casey (parents), Michael (1st grade). we are excited to learn about everything especially how to pray more as a family. since i Nicole had strayed away for a long time and have since come back, i need a refresher course. I am grateful to be doing this with Michael .

hampto14
hampto14
1 year ago

This is the Pinegar family. Looking forward to learning more about the bible and saints this year!

mebachand25
mebachand25
1 year ago

Hi, this is the Bachand Family and we are looking forward to using the Destined program this year. We hope to learn more about praying as a family.

Aldrichfamily
Aldrichfamily
1 year ago

Hello this is the Aldrich family. We are looking forward to starting the new destined program and learning more about the family prayer challenges. We are also excited for Larkin to make her first Holy Communion this year!

Galloway
Galloway
1 year ago

Hi, we are the Galloway family. We’re looking forward to this program. Learning about a “Featured Saint” with each lesson is interesting.

kurtinaitisfamily
kurtinaitisfamily
1 year ago

Hello! We are excited to experience this journey as a family. We are also excited for our son Ben to make his First Communion. Thank you for offering this program in these uncertain times.

Bzwaans
Bzwaans
1 year ago

Hi, this is the Dadd family. We are a little late to the game, but excited to join this program.

alellis
alellis
1 year ago

We enjoyed learning about Divine Mercy this week and watching the video about St. Faustina together!

doggettm
doggettm
1 year ago

Hello Mr. Kenny! The Doggett’s are excited to learn about the Stations of the Cross (my daughter Julia said) and about how we can be better followers of God’s word.

OKroll
OKroll
1 year ago

Hi this is the Kroll family. We are excited to learn about the many different ways to pray and also about all of the different saints.

Friske
Friske
1 year ago

Hi! We are the Friske Family! We are excited to explore our faith within our home and hope to bring Christ more fully into our daily lives. It is easy for us to think faith lives at the church because it has been the center of our faith journey as a family. This year, our home will be the headquarters for living out our faith.

turel
turel
11 months ago

Hello! This is the Turel Family. Josh, Jenny, Sarah (first grade) and Jake (3 year old preschool). We are excited to learn more about God, the Bible and praying together as a family.

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oswandel
oswandel
11 months ago

Hi. This is the Oswandel family. We are looking forward to learning a new way this year.

MParsons
MParsons
11 months ago

This is the Parsons family checking in! Madelyn (3rd gr.) Evan – Preschool. We are looking forward to begin the Destined Program and become more connected to our faith. We are hoping to learn more about praying as a family and the Bible.

huttoco
huttoco
10 months ago

Hello! This is the Hutton family. We’re excited to join the program and are ready to learn more about Saints and how to grow stronger in prayer.

Kailyn0927
Kailyn0927
10 months ago

Hello!! This is the Brown Family!! We are a little late in getting started but can’t wait to use the Destined program and praying together as a family!!

Nate0822
Nate0822
8 months ago

Hello!! This is the Anderer Family! We are finally on and can’t wait to learn about the saints and doing better praying together as a family.

UrbanGirls9
UrbanGirls9
8 months ago

Hi, we are the Urban family! We are quite a bit behind the 8 ball, but are ready to jump in!! We can’t wait to learn more about praying as a family. We are excited to see where this experience takes us!

Wendellfamily
Wendellfamily
8 months ago

Hello! This is the Wendell family. We are joining in a little late. We are homeschooling with Seton (Catholic homeschool) and have opted to use Destined instead of their religion. Can’t wait to do more learning as a family.

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