faith formation

Family Faith Formation


With the Christian family, parents are the primary educators in the faith and ‘the first heralds of the faith with regard to their children’. But all the members make up the family, and each can make a unique contribution to creating the basic environment in which a sense of God’s loving presence is awakened and faith in Jesus Christ is confessed, encouraged and lived.

National Directory for the Catechisis


The practices of faith are learned in the home and in the parish community. The family is the Christian community in which children first experience faith and love. God is experienced in the family's relationships.

About Family Formation

Family Formation is a truly innovative K-6th grade Catholic religious education program used by parishes and families across the US and Canada. Based on the principle that "Parents are the primary educators in the Faith"  [General Directory for Catechesis (GDC) 255], Family Formation revolves around weekly family gatherings and home lessons.  This shared learning experience spills over into the family's everyday life.

Family Formation

  • A great Catholic curriculum!

  • Brings the Faith alive through dynamic lessons, activities, and audios

  • Follows the three-year liturgical cycle and points families to what is happening in the Church year See complete 3 year topic overview

  • Is driven by Sacred Scripture

  • Is faithful to the teaching of the Magisterium

  • References the Catechism of the Catholic Church

  • Received the Imprimatur of Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2007

Family Formation in Your Parish or Home

Are you a Pastor, Director of Religious Education (DRE), or a Volunteer looking for a family catechesis curriculum that helps families grow in faith together?