|Dear Pastors and Parish Leaders,
Growing Up Catholic will help you coach the young parents of your
parish to engage them in the formation of their own children as well as in
the life of the parish itself.
Growing Up Catholic is a carefully tested and well-crafted formation
process. It provides the immediate preparation for First Reconciliation,
Confirmation-in-restored-order, and First Communion. But it does far
more than merely prepare a child for these sacraments. It also prepares
children and their parents for a lifelong journey of faith as Catholics. And it
does so in a way that is enjoyable, easy to do, and powerfully effective.
To see more features, click here. To see the resources
which we offer you as the parish leader, please click here.
Growing Up Catholic is a resource which comes to you
electronically. You use handouts for the teaching, which are far more
effective than handing parents a book. It costs you far less than the
conventional "sacrament prep" books with which you're accustomed (about
one quarter what you may now be paying, even taking into account your
printing costs). Click here to see why this loose leaf approach to learning
materials is so important to your success.
Growing Up Catholic has three key elements:
(1) A fully reproducible and beautiful learning guide for the
parents and kids. Parents and children love these materials! Why?
(2) A web site loaded with parent/guardian information
and background. Growing up Catholic depends on the parents or
guardians of the child. No matter how well we do as a parish, the kids still
learn at home by watching and listening to their parents. Many parents
really aren't deeply enough connected to their own faith to guide a child. So
on this web site, we provide them with a road map:
(3) A fantastic package of tools for you as the parish leader!
When you buy Growing Up Catholic for your parish, you pay a fee based on
the number of children in your program. For that single small fee, you get
e-mail support and backup by our Team. We will even attend your
staff or committee meetings by conference call.
To see more features, click here. Thank you for everything you do for your
parish! You're the key link for those parents.
With all good wishes and blessings,
Director of Growing Up Catholic
|What does it take
to help a child
grow up Catholic?
The Right Resource
|To order, click here.
You may also call us with your order: 8 AM to 5 PM central time,
|The Growing Up Catholic Philosophy
The faith formation of every child is found in the faith of the parents. We
must coach the parents to form their own children in order to have
formation that lasts a lifetime. By forming their own children, the parents
themselves are formed more deeply in their own faith.
We know that almost every active adult Catholic today is active because
his or her parents had faith. Their faith did not come from a textbook, no
matter how excellent it may have been. So we must shift our focus from
placing everything in the hands of trained catechists to a real partnership
between parish and household.
That partnership needs resources. Growing Up Catholic is that resource
and it is truly fantastic.
No matter how well we may do with teachers and catechists (with the
parents absent from the process) if the child goes home to a household that
is lacking in faith, that child will - in the end - be formed by that
household. Why not coach the household into greater faith?
|Formation for First Holy Communion
Click here for the Child pages.
Click here for the Parent pages.
Click here for the Catechist pages.
See the Scope and Sequence for