On Catechetical Leadership in Family Faith Formation (NEW on our site)
An excellent gathering of sources in support of family faith formation today. Douglas Beaumont presents the challenges and realities of a classroom model of catechesis today, and then the benefits of making the shift to a family approach.
- Messy Parenting (Catholic)- Check out their archived podcasts HERE.
- The Catholic Family Podcast
- Real Life Catholic Shares her Favorite Catholic Podcasts
- Catholic Stuff You Should Know
- Fathers for Good
- Family Time Versus Screen Time (On Point on NPR)
Make sure to check out this podcast on NPR's On Point podcast website. Ana Kamenetz their media reporter and mother of two offers some very important insights for parents that are practical as well in managing the social media landscape in a family. You may have to scroll; down the list of podcasts or do a search on the site but it is worth it.
NEW! Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Outbreak. (Common Sense Media)
NEW! Fun and Educational Things to do with the Kids while at Home (Emily Polovick MOT, OTR/L)
NEW! Free Online Events and Activities for Kids and Families at Home (Common Sense Media)
This site offers not only educational activities but Art and Music Lessons, Storytinmes, Drawing Lessons,
Audiobooks, Film and Music and Virual Tours. Check it out!
Stages of Family Growth Life Cycle (National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers)
Naming Grace in the Domestic Church - Mary Pedersen shares her reflections about the domestic church and finding God in our families and our lives. Find tools and resources for parents, grandparents and faith leaders.
A Family Perspective in Church and Society (USCCB)
A New Faith Forming Ecosystem Part 3: Family (Vibrant Faith)
This series on the new faith forming ecosystem is developed from John Roberto’s new book, “Reimagining Faith Formation for the 21st Century,” available in May from LifelongFaith.com.
Archdiocese of Washington Department of Special Needs Ministries Catechetical Resource List
Best Practices in Family Faith Formation (John Roberto)
Faith as Many Rooms: Fowler and Faith Development (Deborah W. Stollery)
An Essay for First Eucharist Parents
From Generation to Generation: How American Catholic Parents Today Approach Passing on the Faith to their Children
Presented by Christian Smith and Justin Barkus at the Symposium on Liturgy and Evangelization 2016 (Notre Dame Center for Liturgy)
- Empowering Parents: Symposium Day One - an article by Timothy O'Malley about From Generation to Generation
- Parents Matter: Notes from the 2016 Notre Dame Symposium 1 - a blog post by author Joyce Donahue about the presentation From Generation to Generation
Helping Parents and Families Engage and Evangelize the Nones in their Homes Podcast (Evangelization and Catechesis USCCB)
Reach Out and Touch Parents (Sr. Janet Schlaeffler, O.P.)
Families are key to successful parish outreach.
Time for Détente Between Church and Youth Sports (Mary Ann Walsh, R.S.M. in America)
In many parts of the country, the conflict is not waning between religious education sessions and youth sports as interest in sports grows and hopes for scholarships for would-be stars increase. The problem also fits into an overall challenge the church faces in the struggle to help people hear God in a world filled with distractions from Him. This article presents some possible ways of viewing the situation.
What Children's Confessions Reveal... (about going to Mass and more) (Patheos)
Father Anthony Gerber shares what children's confessions reveal about their mass attendance and non-attendance.
Building the Domestic Church
A Lifetime of Faith (Twenty Third Publications)
We know that for faith formation to “last a lifetime,” we must coach parents to take a more active role in forming their own children. Bill Huebsch and his associates offer this free planning guide and worksheet for parishes that wish to engage parents more fully in the faith formation of their children.
How to Create a Culture of Holiness in Your Classroom (Twenty Third Publications)
Parent and Catechist Coaching Workshop (Twenty Third Publications)
- Overview Letter
- Coaching Planning Guide
- Coaching Workshop Outline
- Coaching Workshop PowerPoint
Why Coach Parents (Twenty Third Publications)
Learn how to Coach Parents to form their own children in Faith.
NEW! A Short Video from Occupational Therapist (Emily Polovick MOT, OTR/L) with Helpful Hints about Home life during the Virus Outbreak