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.

Leader Guide • Parent Learning Centers

Learn how to structure and facilitate parent learning center sessions. • By Bill Huebsch

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Building the Reign of God • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents understand more fully what it means to live in the Reign/Kingdom of God. They will explore the teachings of Christ as they relate to our modern world and everyday life and how to allow our lives to more fully reflect the teachings of Christ. They will learn how to talk with their children about how we live in and build the Reign of God so they will grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Celebrating Liturgy and Sacraments • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to recognize that the liturgy is the work of the Trinity and understand that the sacraments are signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the church. They will learn how to talk to their children about Catholic liturgy and the sacraments in ways that will help them grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Following Catholic Social Teaching • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to learn about Catholic social teaching, including the exercise of virtue in society, the common good, the equal dignity of human persons, and the need to reduce excessive social and economic inequalities. They will learn how to talk with their children about our Catholic social teachings in ways that will help them grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Knowing the Trinity • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to more deeply appreciate our belief in one God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They will hear how to know God better by seeing how divine love in the Holy Trinity also extends to daily life in our homes when we live in love. They will learn how to talk with their children about the great mysteries of our faith such as the Trinity in ways that will help them grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Learning about Chastity • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to recognize that by creating the human person, man and woman, God gives each one personal dignity. They will appreciate that chastity means the full and complete integration of sexuality within the person and the covenant that spouses enter into. They will learn how to talk with their children about chastity in ways that will help them grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Living a Moral Life • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to recognize that certain concrete acts are always wrong to choose and that we may not do evil to achieve a good result. They will deepen their understanding that a well-formed conscience is upright and truthful. They will learn how to talk with their children about how to live a moral life so that they will grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Loving the Bible • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to appreciate that God is the author of Sacred Scripture because God inspired its human authors and that we must be attentive above all to what God wants to reveal through the writings of the sacred authors. They will learn how to help their children love Scripture and the stories about Jesus so they can grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Loving the Church • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to understand that the word "church" designates those whom God’s word gathers together to form the people of God, nourished with the body of Christ to become the body of Christ. They will learn how to talk with their children about life in the Catholic Church in ways that will help them grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Meeting Jesus • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to recognize that the whole of Christ’s life was a continual teaching: his silence, his miracles, his gestures, his prayer, his love for people, his special affection for the little and the poor, his way of the cross, and his resurrection. They will better understand that in his teaching Jesus announced the reign of God and by his example called us to live out the paschal mystery. They will learn how to talk with their children about Jesus in ways that will help them grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Praying Well • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to explore prayer as a way of cooperating with the Holy Spirit, who helps us remember all that Jesus said and who instructs us in the life of prayer. They will learn the basic forms of prayer: blessing, petition, intercession, thanksgiving, and praise and gain a greater sense of being blessed and of offering blessing. They will learn how to pray with their children and help their children understand Catholic ways to pray so they will grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Talking about God • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to recognize that God has revealed and given himself to us out of love, gradually communicating God’s own mystery in deeds and in words. They will learn how to talk with their children about God in ways that will help them grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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