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Growing Up Catholic Faith Stories Jesús vive 15 sesiones para toda la familia

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Growing Up Catholic Faith Stories
Jesús vive
15 sesiones para toda la familia

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.
  • Commonwealth English editions available for the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and other Commonwealth countries.


License includes access to color family booklets (editions for young children or ages 11-14).

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

  1. ¿Quién es Jesús? / Who Is Jesus?
  2. Jesús ha nacido / Jesus Is Born
  3. Amigos de Jesús / Friends of Jesus
  4. Zaqueo / Zacchaeus
  5. Marta y María / Mary and Martha
  6. Las parábolas de Jesús / The Parables of Jesus
  7. El hijo que se fue lejos / The Son Who Ran Away
  8. El hombre que se detuvo para ayudar / The Man Who Stopped to Help
  9. Los milagros de Jesús / The Miracles of Jesus
  10. Bartimeo / Bartimaeus
  11. El picnic especial / The Special Picnic
  12. Los últimos días de Jesús / The Last Days of Jesus
  13. Llegando a Jerusalén / Arriving in Jerusalem
  14. Cómo murió Jesús / How Jesus Died
  15. Jesús está vivo / Jesus Is Alive
This is a downloadable product sold with a per-child license. Please read the full license terms below.

Product License

This reproducible eResource is licensed for one year with the number of children for which you paid. You may print or email the files for use by your team and participants, but please do not post them to any web site. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for cooperating with our honor system regarding our product licenses.

Format: eResource
Product code: GUC905
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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