Resources in Whole Community/Family Catechesis for Directors/Coordinators/Catechists and Families
Family Catechesis Workshop Resouces from John Roberto of LifeLongFaith Associates:
Foundations of Family Catechesis: background information about why we are doing family catechesis and what a family catechesis program looks like.
Organizing Family Catechesis: a revised and updated handout about organizing family catechesis in your parish; with promotional material.
Why is Family Catechesis So Important? details the importance of Family Catecheis in the life of the Church.
Sample Promotional Materials for Parish Events:
Resources for Family Catchesis planning:
Family Catechesis Program Coordinator: a description of the responsibilities for the coordinator of an parish family catechesis program.
Suggested Reading List for Family Catechesis: books and resources for understanding and implementing parish family catechesis.
Family Catechesis Program Design: a concise overview of Family Catechesis as required in the Archdiocese.
Family Activities: A list of family activities for various times of the year.
Assessments for Pilot Program Parishes, use either one:
The Pastoral Center: a resource of 23rd Publications provides parish leaders with resources for all levels of parish catechetical ministry.
Today many families have trouble finding time to pray together. Praying with Your Children contains many creative strategies for praying with children at various age levels. This book is specially designed for family or catechetical use and includes handouts to give to each child. The author gives dozens of concrete strategies that are sensitive to the spiritual and psychological development of children. From Resource Publications, Inc.
Resources for Advent such as prayers, weekly reflections and activities.
Sign up for the Catholic Relief Services Webinars which will provide you with resources and best practices.
CRS Rice Bowl is a Catholic Relief Services' Lenten Faith-in-action program for families and faith communities.
Catholic Relief Services Education: a gateway to activities, lesson plans, simulations, prayer services and other resources that explore global issues through the lens of Catholic Social teaching.