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Parent Learning Centers • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

Outlines and handouts for parent sessions on doctrinal topics. Gather parents while their children are in class, on special parent evenings, or as part of a PTA meeting. The sessions correspond to the main topics in all major Catholic catechesis programs, drawn from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. They help parents understand what their children are learning, and coach them on how to discuss the topic with them.

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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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Whole Community Catechesis Sessions • Whole Community Catechesis

Outlines and handouts for intergenerational sessions on doctrinal topics. The sessions correspond to the main topics in all major Catholic catechesis programs, drawn from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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All 2022 Weekly Justice Challenges

Year C

Place these justice challenges in your bulletin or on your website to encourage parishioners to embrace just living.

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2022 Summer Weekly Justice Challenges

Year C

Place these justice challenges in your bulletin or on your website to encourage parishioners to embrace just living.

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2022 Spring Weekly Justice Challenges

Year C

Place these justice challenges in your bulletin or on your website to encourage parishioners to embrace just living.

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Generations of Faith Resource Manual

Lifelong Faith Formation for the Whole Parish Community

This resource, originally published as a paperback book with a resource CD, is now provided here in full. "How does a parish develop lifelong faith formation?" The Generations of Faith Resource Manual addresses this question and many others. Specifically written to guide parish staff and faith formation leaders, it offers planning processes and practical tools for fashioning and implementing a lifelong curriculum and developing leaders for lifelong catechesis. It also offers processes and tools for designing intergenerational learning experiences, resources for household faith formation, and meeting outlines correlated to each chapter in the book. In addition, it comes with PowerPoint presentations for each chapter as well as all the necessary worksheets and handouts to implement the process of lifelong faith formation. • By John Roberto,Mariette Martineau

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Generations of Faith Introduction • Generations of Faith

Vision & Practice

Use this document to understand the Generations of Faith approach and get started planning.

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FIRE: A Way of Being Church

Family-Centered Intergenerational Religious Education

FIRE is a religious education program created by families for families. Unlike most religious education programs, which are designed by publishers to meet the needs of parish communities, FIRE was designed by parents searching for more effective ways to be both family and Church, and looking for ways to deepen their own faith while handing faith on to their children. It is designed to be used as a five-year process, but individual sessions may also be utilized independently. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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All 2023 Weekly Justice Challenges

Year A

Place these justice challenges in your bulletin or on your website to encourage parishioners to embrace just living.

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2022-23 Winter Weekly Justice Challenges

Year A

Place these justice challenges in your bulletin or on your website to encourage parishioners to embrace just living.

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2023 Fall Weekly Justice Challenges

Year A

Place these justice challenges in your bulletin or on your website to encourage parishioners to embrace just living.

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2023 Spring Weekly Challenges

Year A

Place these justice challenges in your bulletin or on your website to encourage parishioners to embrace just living.

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2023 Summer Weekly Justice Challenges

Year A

Place these justice challenges in your bulletin or on your website to encourage parishioners to embrace just living.

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Gathered as One

Four Intergenerational Sessions on the Mass

In these four brilliant sessions, Doris Murphy provides a complete package for the parish leader. Everything you need to succeed in teaching about the Mass: for families, youth, children in grades 4 or older, and adults. These outlines include all the handouts, designed in her own wonderful way, along with Doris' excellent teaching points for the catechists. Ideal for the RCIA and their sponsors. • By Doris Murphy,Bill Huebsch

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