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Ongoing Ministerial Development & Resources: Families

OLFF staff curated examples of webinars, articles, and books that may be helpful to those serving as catechetical or youth ministry leaders in parishes. Click on another topic to access the page of related resources:


Partnering with Families

Title Summary Source Shortened Url (if available)
52 Sundays pdf Guide to reclaiming every Sunday in 2020 for faith and family. Each week offers practical suggestions for keeping the Lord's Day. Archdiocese of Detroit
Celebrating Epiphany by Supporting Parents article Practical ideas for anyone to show love to parents in your parish or neighborhood USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
Engaging Today's Parents: Reimagining Youth Ministry w/ Families in Mind webinar recording Tom East explores practical ways to re-imagine our ministry with parents and families so it has a lasting impact in their home life and the faith life of their family.  Center for Ministry Development
Family Faith Inventory downloadable form Short inventory of current family practices to determine how they want to grow in faith. Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth Initiative
Inspiring Stories of Catholic Saints for Married Couples ebook 27 stories of saintly role models for Catholic couples. Each is one page and includes a short prayer. Agape Catholic Ministries

Marriage and Family webpage

Hub for information and resources on Catholic beliefs and pastoral care concerning marriage and families USCCB
Praying with Families in the Classroom blog post Kathleen Butler shares ways to form children and families in prayer Loyola Press
Raising Chaste Children in a Pornographic World article Ryan Foley offers five steps parents can take to raise chaste children in a pornographic world USCCB & Covenant Eyes
Strong Catholic Family Faith website Curated website that  provides parish and school leaders with high quality resources to build strong Catholic families Staff from Dioceses of Jefferson City MO, San Jose CA, St Petersburg FL, & Joliet IL
Tools for Parents in the Internet Age website videos, podcasts, blogposts, and links to assist parents in building up family life by protecting against pornography exposure and educating children in the truth, beauty, and goodness of God's plan for human sexuality. Diocese of Lincoln Family Life Office
Youth Ministry and Parents: Secrets for a Successful Partnership books   This book shifts the perspective from parents as a source of conflict to a partnership. Kehrwald introduces the internal walkman to help illustrate family life.   St.Mary's Press