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Faith Formation - Families

Faith Formation

Family Faith Formation

The Family

The future of persons and that of the human and ecclesial communities depends to a large extent on the family, the basic cell of society. Thanks to the family, the family becomes a family of families and is enriched with the life of these domestic churches.  Therefore, “with inner joy and deep comfort, the Church looks to the families who remain faithful to the teachings of the Gospel, encouraging them and thanking them for the testimony they offer.  For they bear witness, in a credible way, to the beauty of marriage, as indissoluble and perpetually faithful. (Directory for Catechesis, 226)


Family catechesis aids families in becoming the domestic churches they are called to be. The family is, so to speak, the domestic church. In it parents should, by their word and example, be the first preachers of the faith to their children; they should encourage them in the vocation which is proper to each of them, fostering with special care vocation to a sacred state. (Lumen Gentium 11)

Below are resources to help build up the domestic church.
Contact your local parish for additional resources and programs.