Family Formation is a family-based catechetical program for families with children in preschool through Grade 6 with an adult formation component.

Our Vision

Transform the world one family at a time.

Our Mission

Family Formation is designed to help parents respond to the Church's call to be "the first and foremost educators of their children"* and to help families grow in the transforming love of God by understanding and living the Catholic Faith.
* Gravissimum Educationis, 3


Where in the world is Family Formation flourishing?

Check out the 2016-17 map to find the parishes who are doing Family Formation this year!  There are many other parishes, too numerous to list, who are using the sacramental prep curriculum and other supplemental materials.

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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?  Learn about using Family Formation in your parish.

Are you a parent looking for a tool to help you teach the Catholic Faith to your children?  Learn about using Family Formation in your home.

"And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise.  And you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  And you shall write them on your doorposts of your house and on your gates.

--Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (RSV)

Family Formation
c/o Church of Saint Paul

1740 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304


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