As we emerge from the pandemic, parishes have an incredible opportunity to connect the domestic church with the wider parish community. How can we honor the experiences families have had over these many months while inviting them back to the parish? In this practical guide, diocesan and parish leader Denise Utter presents an uplifting, fresh, and flexible approach to faith formation based on the experiences of real Catholic families who have been engaging faith in a whole new way. Each section offers church teaching and questions for discussion with a path to reinvigorate faith formation in a way that fits your parish needs.
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Denise Utter is the Director of Faith Formation at St. Jude Catholic Community in New Lenox, IL, and is also employed as the Whole Parish Faith Formation Consultant to the Diocese of Joliet. She has embraced her vocation in the field of education and ministry for over 20 years. In her work at the parish and diocesan level, she has received experience that shapes her work as a contributing author for Fashioning Faith and as a National Speaker for Our Sunday Visitor. Denise is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Her passion lies in empowering catechetical leaders to envision dynamic, systematic and intentional faith formation, focused on the life of the parish. Denise and her husband, Rob, have three children who are also involved in ministry as high school and college students.