Resources for Evangelizing Parents
They bring their children for Religious Education. 
Then they disappear.
But it doesn't have to happen. Parishes can offer opportunities for parents to connect more deeply with their faith.
Awakening Faith is a friendly, simple tool that helps Catholics reconnect with the fundamentals of faith today. Using simple themes, an accessible essay, discussion questions, and prayer, parents and others can revisit the faith underlying their lives. Help them awaken the faith in their hearts!
Simple, inexpensive, versatile...learn how Awakening Faith can enrich what you offer in your religious education program and your parish.

Blessings for a successful school year,

Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP.
Awakening Faith
Help parishioners reconnect with the Catholic faith

Awakening Faith is a small group process that helps inactive Catholics return to the Church. Through group discussion and sharing, a community is formed and over the six weeks becomes a bridge to the larger Church community. 
The discussions foster reflection, prayer, and honest sharing in a setting of hospitality and acceptance.

The conversations are based on short, easy to read essays about:
  • Spirituality
  • Jesus,
  • The Holy Spirit,
  • God's mercy,
  • The Mass,
  • and the Church.
If parents want to continue in a process they will come to enjoy, there are many other resources to allow them to grow in their faith, all of them following the same friendly format.

The process is simple and inviting. Order a Parish Preview Pack today and see for yourself how these material can help actively involve parents in catechesis. 

The Faith Series
A perfect follow-up for Awakening Faith

The Faith Series booklets are a great way to help Catholics expand their grasp on various elements of the faith through conversation and small group sharing. Designed to facilitate open discussion among the participants, these booklets allow Catholics at all levels of catechesis to experience ongoing formation in a personal and community-based way.

The four booklets are:
Use the Faith Series booklets to follow-up on the session of Awakening Faith and take a deeper look at some of the most important topics in the Church.  Click Here to see session topics and samples for each booklet.
Free Resources
C atechetical Sunday 
Digital Toolkit

Our friends at  NCCL have put together a wonderful set of resources for Catechetical Sunday! Visit their digital toolkit to learn more about the  Living the Eucharist Daily Devotional App as well as resources from  Our Sunday VisitorSadlier Religion, the  USCCB, and more!

From NCCL: As Catechetical Leaders throughout the nation, we are commissioned to share the faith, while encouraging others to do the same through a lifelong journey of faith formation.  Catechetical Sunday has been set for Sunday, September 18, 2016, through which all catechists are commissioned, utilizing their unique charisms to share the Gospel in their faith community. This year's theme, Prayer: The Faith Prayed, reminds catechists to nurture their prayer lives, which in turn allows for a deepening of their vocational call by attentively listening to God's voice dictating the grace of their lives.

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