“On the lips of the catechist the first proclamation must ring out over and over: "Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you… nothing is more solid, profound, secure, meaningful and wisdom-filled than that initial proclamation."
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
Families at the Center of Faith Formation
Research states that partnering with parents to nurture family faith is our best hope to help Catholic identity become rooted in children’s lives. The family is the primary community where Catholic faith practices are nurtured and practiced.
Click here to see a variety of ways to implement family formation at your parish.
Lifelong Faith offers some free trainings with more information on how to implement family faith formation. This can be a helpful tool for your own enrichment, as well as forming your catechists and team. Visit their site for more information: https://www.lifelongfaithtraining.com/family-faith-formation.html.
I Want to Engage Parents More but I Need some New Ideas!
The research is clear. Parents are the most significant influence on the religious and spiritual lives of children. We know we need to engage with parents more but how can we do this in meaningful ways without completely changing up our entire programs?
Come learn some strategies for encouraging your parents to grow in faith and disciple their children. Whether you are a faith formation leader who is full time, part-time or even volunteer, there will be something you can use with your families. Please join this webinar for some new ideas and inspiration.
This free webinar will be offered on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. Click here to register: https://form.typeform.com/to/VkOcQdke
- Building Community and Relationships in the Post-Pandemic World - Presenter: Jane Angha
- Designing Children and Family Faith Formation for the Post-Pandemic World - Presenter: Denise Utter
For more information contact:
Archdiocesan Director of Faith Formation
860 - 242 - 5573 ex. 2663