Family Faith Formation
With the Christian family, parents are the primary educators in the faith and ‘the first heralds of the faith with regard to their children’. But all the members make up the family, and each can make a unique contribution to creating the basic environment in which a sense of God’s loving presence is awakened and faith in Jesus Christ is confessed, encouraged and lived.
National Directory for the Catechisis
The practices of faith are learned in the home and in the parish community. The family is the Christian community in which children first experience faith and love. God is experienced in the family's relationships.
About Family Formation
Family Formation is a truly innovative K-6th grade Catholic religious education program used by parishes and families across the US and Canada. Based on the principle that "Parents are the primary educators in the Faith" [General Directory for Catechesis (GDC) 255], Family Formation revolves around weekly family gatherings and home lessons. This shared learning experience spills over into the family's everyday life.
A great Catholic curriculum!
Brings the Faith alive through dynamic lessons, activities, and audios
Follows the three-year liturgical cycle and points families to what is happening in the Church year.âÂ¨See complete 3 year topic overview. (LINK TO 160646-588520.3-year-topic-april-2014.pdf)
Is driven by Sacred Scripture
Is faithful to the teaching of the Magisterium
References the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Received the Imprimatur of Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2007
Family Formation in Your Parish or Home
Are you a Pastor, Director of Religious Education (DRE), or a Volunteer looking for a family catechesis curriculum that helps families grow in faith together?