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Growing Up Catholic Faith Stories Jesus Lives Booklets for 15 Whole Family Sessions

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Coming June 2020
Growing Up Catholic Faith Stories
Jesus Lives
Booklets for 15 Whole Family Sessions

Perfect for COVID-19 at-home formation • Designed for parent-child interactions • Perfect for children's catechumenate

A whole family catechetical series for adults, children, and teens for at-home formation and/or facilitated parish sessions. The story-based approach focuses on the core of our Catholic faith and coaching parents to share their faith with their children.

  • Can be used for intergenerational family catechesischildren’s catechumenate, or catch-up catechesis.
  • Organized into three years, each focused on a different set of stories, with 15 sessions per year.
  • Use as facilitated parish sessions, at-home sessions, or the recommended hybrid parish/home model.
  • Extra features specifically for children's catechumenate.
  • Spanish language editions available: both bilingual (Spanish parent/English child) and all-Spanish.


Purchase includes a set of 15 color family booklets.

Jesus Lives, the second year of Faith Stories, presents the gospel story—the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

  1. Who Is Jesus?
  2. Jesus Is Born
  3. Friends of Jesus
  4. Zacchaeus
  5. Mary and Martha
  6. The Parables of Jesus
  7. The Son Who Ran Away
  8. The Man Who Stopped to Help
  9. The Miracles of Jesus
  10. Bartimaeus
  11. The Special Picnic
  12. The Last Days of Jesus
  13. Arriving in Jerusalem
  14. How Jesus Died
  15. Jesus Is Alive

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Format: Booklet
Product code: GUC952
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 345 pages
The Pastoral Center
Written by Judith Dunlap and Mary Cummins Wlodarski
Illustrated by Steve Erspamer, S.M.


Before retiring, Judith Dunlap was involved in religious education for over 30 years. She spoke throughout the country and wrote about the importance of the family’s role in catechesis. She served as a consultant for St. Anthony Messenger Press (now Franciscan Communications). She continues to give retreats and parish missions on various topics of faith. She has a B.A. in education from Marquette University and an M.A. in theology from the University of Dayton. She is married, and has five children and ten grandchildren.

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Mary Cummins Wlodarski has been a parish minister (DRE, Pastoral Associate) since 1976. This is the same year she married Wayne, with whom she raised their three, now adult, children. Mary has a B.S. in Education and an M.A. in Theological Studies, both from the University of Dayton along with an Associate in Pastoral Supervision from United Theological Seminary. Most recently she is an adjunct instructor for the Office of Learning and Teaching at UD.

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