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Whole Family Catechesis Session
Helping Our Family Whole Family Catechesis
Helping Our Family Learn to Pray Well

This Whole Family Catechesis process gives you everything you need for 11 whole family gatherings, including a leader’s guide, outlines, participant handouts, and talking points.

Each session is sold separately, but save 35% when buying as a full set of 11!

Learn more about this process here.


What is more important to us as catechetical leaders than finding effective ways to bring parents into the process and helping them succeed? Here at Growing Up Catholic this isn't just a belief but an absolute passion!

Whole Family Catechesis happens in place of the regular religious ed classes at the parish (bringing parents and children of all ages together) or during special "whole family gatherings" for the families of Catholic School children. We provide here the outline, handouts, and talking points to help you succeed.

8.5 X 11" -- each about 20 pages in length. Handouts are reproducible. Outlines and worksheets to help you coach parents to form their own children.

  • These outlines and worksheets are reproducible and ready to use. They come to you as PDF files. All the handouts, prayers, and other elements you need are provided.
  • The dismissal of young children is also presented only as an option, for those who want it.
  • This coaching happens in Whole Family Catechesis sessions, where the households sit together and the parents work directly with their own children. Special attention is paid in these to non-Catholic parents, to families with children in more than one age group, and to households which are not regularly active in parish life.
  • These outlines can be easily tailored to correspond to each of the major religion programs in use in the Church. 

For a preview of a session from this series, see the series page.

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: WHWF145
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 18 pages
The Pastoral Center
Written by Bill Huebsch


Bill Huebsch is an author, theologian, former director of religious education, and long-time Catholic publishing professional. He is also a husband, a widely-published and award-winning author, a gardener, a university professor, and a pretty qualified corkscrew operator. He has been a farmer, a marketing director, arts administrator, director of religious education, and diocesan administrator. Bill has published nearly thirty books as well as numerous articles, booklets, and screenplays.

Bill is the founder of the online Pastoral Center and past president of Twenty-Third Publications. Bill writes and teaches extensively on the catechetical mission of the Church and on the importance of continuing to implement the vision of the Second Vatican Council.

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