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Growing Up Catholic Faith Stories Downloadable Leader Kit Leader Documents & Family Handouts

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Growing Up Catholic Faith Stories
Downloadable Leader Kit
Leader Documents & Family Handouts
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American English edition has an imprimatur from Michael C. Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland.

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.


Get started by purchasing this full set of leader documents, covering all three years of the Faith Stories program and all language editions.

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 designed for hosting, covering six sessions for each of the three years. (72 pages)
  4. Leader access to all editions of family handouts for leader use (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. Includes editions for both age levels in American English, Commonwealth English, bilingual (English child/Spanish parent), and Spanish. (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.

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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
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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