Fiat: Faith In Action Tasks
Fiat: Faith In Action Tasks
Fiat is a Latin word meaning, “let it be done.” Catholics use this word referring to Mary’s “yes” to God at the Annunciation.
“Let it be done unto me, according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)
Like the Blessed Mother, we have opportunities in our own lives to say “yes” to God. For our Confirmation program, a Fiat is any way you want to say “yes” to Him, in your personal relationship with Him. Maybe you want to serve others, pray a certain way, participate in parish activities, or support pro-life activities. You’ll find a list of suggestions below. Simply remember these rules:
- You need to complete seven FIATs before Confirmation on May 2.
- At least one FIAT should be completed with your Confirmation Sponsor
- All seven FIATs should be different; don’t submit repeated activities without prior permission. Make sure to choose at least one FIAT from each category described below. You will be able to repeat one category since there are 6 categories and at least 7 tasks.
- Fiats must be submitted online, using the FIAT submission form. Remember to complete one FIAT per month and submit that FIAT form by the end of each month.
THIS LIST IS FAR FROM COMPREHENSIVE! THERE ARE COUNTLESS WAYS THAT YOU CAN CHOOSE TO RESPOND WITH A “YES” TO GOD!
Please note that there are MANY outside organizations in the St. Louis area that need volunteers. These can provide great opportunities to complete FIATs.
If you have a question about what might be considered a FIAT, contact Miss Stringer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to submit your FIAT report by the end of every month!
Sharing the Faith
Help teach others about the Catholic Faith, which will help you to better understand the faith. Options include:
- Assist with any Sacramental Prep class night/retreat: October 23, 24, November 9, 10, March 27, 28, April 10, 11, Agape Day (April 27)
- Sign up to assist with Children’s Liturgy of the Word for the year (you will be assigned like the altar servers are assigned), Sundays at 10:30 AM Mass
- Schedule a Q&A with a priest to ask questions about the Faith
- Engage in our FORMED content online, watch a video and post a comment
- Those who assisted with Vacation Bible School this past summer can count your time of service as a FIAT
Spend about an hour in additional prayer, opening your heart to the working of God in your life. The time spent at Sunday Mass, school Masses and Masses of Holy Days of Obligation (Nov. 1, Dec. 8…) is not considered additional prayer.
- Make a Holy Hour in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel—look for hours that need subs and be sure to sign in when you pray in the chapel!
- Attend the Parish Holy Hour (Wednesdays, 6-7 PM)
- Attend daily Mass outside of school, PSR, or holy day of obligation
- Complete several devotional prayers, including but not limited to: the Holy Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Scripture meditation (Lectio Divina), go to an additional time of Reconciliation
- Participate in 40 Days for Life (Oct. 27 and Lent)
- Pray with a parent or other adult outside of Planned Parenthood in the Central West End
- Sign up and sign the Statement of Peace
- Volunteer at Birthright, Our Lady’s Inn or Pregnancy Resource Centers
- Volunteer at a Fish Fry
- Help at the Fall Festival (Oct. 13)
- Assist with yardwork on parish grounds or cleaning the church
- Contact Laura Benson, director of Senior Ministry, to assist older adults of our parish with yardwork at their homes
- Gather a group to attend a parish event (at least 4 people)
- Attend an Archdiocesan Event
- Decorate the church for holidays (Christmas, Easter)
- Be an altar server for the year
- Sing in the youth choir for the year
- Assist with planning a prayer service/Stations of the Cross
Works of Mercy
- Find ways to serve places that:
- Feed the hungry or thirsty
- Clothe the naked
- Give shelter to the homeless
- Visit the sick or imprisoned
- Bury the dead
- Work with our St. Vincent de Paul society/food pantry