Our Family Catechesis program helps parents grow in their own faith while they guide their children in core faith formation.
Check out this video for some great insight on family catechesis!
Christ our Life
Helping Build Faithful Families
For a variety of reasons, parishes across the country are inviting parents to become the primary catechists of their children. Christ our Life-Loyola Family Catechesis program makes this possible by working in conjunction with the core Finding God program. Our Family Catechesis program is unique in that it helps parents grow in their own faith while they guide their children in core faith formation. This flexible and engaging program nurtures faith and helps build community.
How It Works
Family Catechesis combines parish-based group meetings and grade-specific instruction by trained catechists with at-home sessions guided by parents.
Each group meeting has three parts:
Welcome (15 minutes) for children and parents
Leader introduces the theme to families through prayer, sharing activity, Scripture, and discussion.
Children are then dismissed to their grade-level faith formation sessions.
Connect (30 minutes) for parents only
Leader covers the theme through multimedia and discussion in a more in-depth manner.
Close (15 minutes) for parents only
The group meeting concludes with a wrap-up, closing prayer, and invitation to catechize their children at home with easy-to-use At-Home lessons and Children’s Books.