This free guide is a helpful tool for planning the 2019-2020 catechetical year, especially for whole family catechesis. It indexes the creative learning activities and tools found in the resources we sell by topic, liturgical calendar, and type of resource, making it easy for you to plan catechetical events.
- A concise introduction to a whole family catechesis approach
- Sample schedules with options for whole family sessions and parent sessions.
- Index of resources by dozens of specific topics, covering liturgy, prayer, sacraments, scripture, and other doctrinal topics.
- Day-by-day liturgical calendar covering Sundays, saint days, and more. Sunday listings include the lectionary reading references, questions of the week (for adults and children), interactive activities, take-home resources, and external links.
- Family resource lists with catechetical tools for parishes and schools.
This planner will help you easily group activities from various publishers into family events, drawing from:
- Growing Up Catholic family of resources
- Enriching Faith series
- Learning Centers series
- Interactive Bible stories and skits
- Free online resources
- and more!
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.
The Pastoral Center
Paul Canavese serves as director of The Pastoral Center (PastoralCenter.com), author, frequent conference speaker, and pastoral consultant. He has his MTS from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley. He directs GrowingUpCatholic.com (focused on coaching parents) and GospelLiving.org ("intentional daily life Catholicism"). He has served in a wide range of parish ministries, most recently as a pastoral consultant at Corpus Christi Parish in Piedmont, CA. Paul also has 20 years of experience in software development and management with technology startups and social media. Along with his wife Ann, two daughters, and seven chickens, he lives in Alameda, CA, where they operate a mini-urban farm and looks for creative ways to build community in their neighborhood.