Resources for Family & Child Faith Formation

Guidelines and Resources for Catechetical Leaders and Youth Ministers

Click Here to access, download, or print a copy of the guidelines and resources for Catechetical Leaders and Youth Ministers.

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.

Online/Hybrid Training

Traditional classroom models for faith formation may not be the best fit for some families or for some circumstances. We highly encourage parishes to have a hybrid plan in place that allows for both online learning as well as on site parish faith formation. Read More.

Whole Family Catechesis

Catechist Tools

Teaching Prayers English / Spanish

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.

Resources for Inclusive Catechesis

Resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops concerning persons with disabilities


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.

Helpful Forms

Waiver Adult    English / Spanish – to be used for activities being held away from parish facilities

Waiver Youth   English / Spanish – to be used for activities being held away from parish facilities

Volunteer Driver Form


Respect Life

Diocesan resource for suggested Pro-Life Activities for Parishes & Schools

For additional information and resources, please visit the Respect Life Office.