Resources for Family & Child Faith Formation
A New Year of Faith Formation
We recently released several resources to assist parishes in making decisions on how to conduct PSR in light of the new challenges we are facing due to CoVid-19. Read more.
Whole Family Catechesis
- “Accompanying Families in Faith”: A video featuring Denise Utter, President of the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership (NCCL), discussing the importance of involving the whole family in faith formation and how to set up your parish program with the whole family approach
- Family Catechesis Methods of Implementation and Adaptations
- Domestic Family: resources to assist the family in living and sharing the faith at home
- Advent Resource for Families
Video teachings by Bishop Edward Rice to be viewed by those preparing for the sacrament, their parents, and catechists.
Penance & Reconciliation: The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation with Bishop Rice
First Holy Communion: The Mass & the Holy Eucharist Part 1 & Part 2
Confirmation: Gifts of the Holy Spirit Part 1 & Part 2
Catechesis & Persons with Disabilities
The diocesan resource library has adaptive kits parishes or parents can borrow for First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation preparation. The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy program is also available to borrow. This is a comprehensive religion curriculum designed to help parents and catechists in their task of teaching special children and adults about the Catholic faith. The program may be used in a variety of religious education settings: parish religious education, either in an inclusive classroom or in a specialized setting. It may also be used in the home for family catechesis.
Learn more about the adaptive kits from Loyola Press.
Approved Catechetical Texts
Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts (March 2021): The USCCB maintains a list of catechetical texts that are found to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and are the only ones approved for use within the parishes of our diocese.Note: They currently do not review video or other digital platforms. Please consult recommendations made by the diocesan office for digital materials that are approved for use in our diocese.
Publishers Sales Representatives: A sales representative from a specific publishing company will often be able to assist in the selection of appropriate materials for a parish.
Diocesan Curriculum Recommendations: A list of recommended catechetical curriculum and materials that utilize various combinations of textbooks and digital platforms. They are also adaptable to a family centered catechetical approach.