Family

Faith formation resources for use with parents and their children. Help parents fully step into their role as primary catechist of their own kids!

Family Resources for the Home

Resources to send home with families to enrich their faith life as the Domestic Church.

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Family Resources for the Parish

An assortment of parish-hosted faith formation sessions for serving families, either for parents and children to attend together or for parents or children to attend on their own.

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Celebrate Family

Help families share faith throughout the church year with this seasonal treasure trove of ideas and programs.

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First Steps for Families • First Steps for Families

Gently invite parents to take on the baptismal role of primary catechist with a 15-minute family session designed to fit right into your regular catechetical program for children plus a take-home activity. These resources are designed to help faith formation leaders invite parents to take the first significant steps into the parish faith formation program.

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Brave Movie Night • First Steps for Families

Invite families to join together in watching Brave. This movie focuses on family relationships by sharing an adventurous tale about a princess and her mother, the queen. • By Tom East

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Mary Poppins • Faith Festivals

Movie Night

Invite families to join together in watching a family classic movie, Mary Poppins. This movie reminds us of the importance of taking time to really notice each other and to notice the needs around us. • By Tom East

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The Croods Movie Night • First Steps for Families

Invite families to join together in watching a recent family movie, "The Croods." This movie challenges us to be brave in the face of changes reminds us of the importance of taking time to say the things that need to be said to each other. • By Tom East

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Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

A wide variety of 90-minute, seasonal, intergenerational learning sessions.

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FamilyFaith@Home

Resources are designed to help families engage in shared prayer, faith sharing, service, and reflection about justice together.

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The Lego Movie • First Steps for Families

Movie Night

This event engages families in watching the movie and making connections between the characters’ struggles and their own. • By Jane Angha

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Gather Us In - Tools for Forming Families

Icebreakers, Social & Service Activities, Events, Rituals & Prayer

Bring families of all ages and backgrounds together through play, learning, and prayer! If you're looking to strengthen your parish community—to encourage families to work and play together while sharing and living out their faith—the tools in this resource will make it easy. This extensive toolkit offers a wealth of fun and thought-provoking suggestions for jump-starting the process, drawn from Kathleen O'Connell Chesto's decades of experience leading whole family catechesis. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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Muppets Most Wanted • First Steps for Families

Movie Night

Gather families to view the movie and discuss its themes. • By Tom East

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The Good Dinosaur • First Steps for Families

Movie Night

Gather families to watch the movie and discuss its themes. • By Jane Angha

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