The family that prays together stays together. Pope Saint John Paul II, Apostolic Letter - Rosarium Virginis Mariae, paragraph 41

A Family of Faith

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A Family of Faith was created to help develop strong Catholic families in which children learn the joys of following Jesus Christ and the truths of our Faith through the witness of Christian life given by their parents. Studies indicate that parental involvement in the faith-life of their child is by far the most important element in ensuring that a child develops into a practicing Christian. A Family of Faith provides both the parish catechist and the parent with an easy-to-use, turnkey solution to catechizing the whole family and helping parents lead their children to Heaven.

Saint Scholastica Parish invites families with children ages birth through the 5th grade to join the program.  Families will meet at the church twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Sunday from 9:45am – 10:45am (with the exception of April 2023 when they will meet the 3rd and 4th Sunday due to Easter). On the 2nd Sunday of each month, children of all ages will meet in a class to preview the materials that they will be learning at home.  At the same time, parents will meet with a catechist  to learn how to teach two lessons a month in their homes.  Each 30 to 40 minute at-home lessons will feature a variety of options for family members of all ages including prayer, bible study, stories, car talks, videos, crafts, puzzles, coloring pages, games, and discussions. This year, the class will study Volume III which is based on the third pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Life of Christ.  Then over the course of the subsequent three years families will journey together through the other pillars: the prayer, the Creeds, and the Sacraments.

On the 4th Sunday of the month, families will gather  for a community activity or event from 9:45am-10:45am to participate in activities as a family that will reinforce what they are learning at home.  Families that participate in A Family of Faith will benefit in several ways as they journey towards eternity together including: being able to experience the joy of seeing the ones you love learn to treasure and grow in their faith, being able to share the most important journey of your lives together, and being able to meet other families that are forming themselves in the Catholic faith.

To learn more about the program:

  1. Click here to learn more about the A Family of Faith curriculum in English, and click here to access the curriculum in Spanish.
  2. Click here to access A Family of Faith supplements including videos, articles, books, liturgical resources, and talk outlines (we are currently studying year III, you will need to sign-up for a free account to download the resources).

To review other programs and resources for families:

  1. Annunciation Heights Camp
  2. Click here to learn about the Apostolate for Family Consecration includes consecration, retreats, family catechism and more
  3. Secrets to family holiness
  4. The Messy Family Project