Growing Up Catholic Faith Stories Leader Documents

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

A whole family catechetical series 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 translations coming this summer.

OVERVIEW / SCOPE & SEQUENCE CORONAVIRUS GUIDE OVERVIEW / SCOPE & SEQUENCE (COMPACT)

Get started by purchasing this full set of leader documents, covering all three years of the Faith Stories program. The leader resources are not available in print.

Purchase includes lifetime electronic access to:

  1. Leader Guide (24 pages)
  2. Four family retreats, including reproducible handouts.
    • Sharing Stories Retreat (6 pages)
    • Advent Retreat (11 pages)
    • Jesus Retreat (9 pages)
    • Signs, Symbols & Sacraments (8 pages)
  3. Facilitator guides for six sessions designed for hosting. (24 pages)
  4. Leader access to family handouts (you MUST buy per-child licenses or booklets for use by your families). You may reproduce these for planning and use by any of your catechist leaders. Note: Year 1 (God Calls) is available now. The other two years will be added to the download page when they become available by the end of July 2020. (120 pages)
  5. Coloring pages (24 pages)

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This is a downloadable, reproducible product sold with a lifetime parish or school license. Please read the full license terms below.

Product License

This reproducible eResource is sold with a lifetime license for use within a parish, school, or diocesan office. You are allowed to make unlimited copies for use within your own community. You may also email these to members of your team or participants in your program. If you serve more than one parish or school, each should purchase its own license. You may not post our eResources to any web site without explicit permission to do so. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for cooperating with our honor system regarding our product licenses.

Format: eResource
Product code: GUC900
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 345 pages
Publisher:
The Pastoral Center
Written by Judith Dunlap and Mary Cummins Wlodarski
Illustrated by Steve Erspamer, S.M.

Author

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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