When it comes to raising children in faith,
parents matter more than any other factor.
When a child is registered in a drop-off religious ed program, the catechists can influence 3/1000 of the hours in a child’s year. Without partnering with parents, that influence will have little impact. St. Jude Faith Formation is an award winning program* that emphasizes both learning and living the faith in the home and in the community. St. Jude Faith Formation offers a multi-component approach, which includes Life of the Parish, Families Living the Gospel challenge, etc.
Parent Handbook and Acknowledgement
Use the Resources Below to
Teach your Children at Home!
Families Living Faith (in-person) parents:
Please teach the second and third chapter of each unit and complete the unit review. Unit reviews can be completed in the textbook and will be checked in at your child's next session. You may also complete a unit eAssessment with your child. eAssessment links will be posted on the Elementary Faith Formation main page (https://bit.ly/33cFFhB) and are also due by the date of your next month's session. For example, Unit 1 is due in October.
Families Called to Table (home learning) parents:
Please teach the first, second and third chapter of each unit and complete the unit review. Unit reviews can be completed in the textbook. Please send pictures of the completed unit views to Berni Kacor at . You may also complete a unit eAssessment with your child. eAssessment links will be posted on the Elementary Faith Formation main page (https://bit.ly/33cFFhB). All unit reviews are due by the end of the next month, for example Unit 1 is due by the end of October.
Where you can find monthly Parent Pages, Monthly Family Activities and Discussion Questions, Families Living the Gospel Feet Sheets, Digital Versions of the Take Out Magazine, Prayer Books, and much more!
Alive In Christ Textbook Parent Resources:
Select your child's grade to view Home Session Plans (parent lead lesson plans), Interactive Games, Saint Activities, eBooks, and more! You will also be able to find Multi-Age Family Session Plans (parent lead lesson plans) that can help you have a family conversation about the unit so you can teach more than one child at once!
Scroll down to the green box that says "In This Week's Readings" and click "Lectionary Link"
Sunday readings, backgrounds and questions of the week to help your family prepare for and reflect on the weekly Mass.
A section devoted solely to adult faith formation with articles and videos covering such topics as Understanding Our Catholic Faith, Faith & Spiritual Growth, Living Faith Today and Answering the Call.
Teaching Catholic Kids Website:
A great place to find relevant articles, free downloadable activities and other resources. If you are a fan of the "Take Out" magazine you receive at Faith Formation sessions you will like Teaching Catholic Kids! Just search for a topic and discover all this website has to offer!