Additional Teaching Tools for Parishes
In addition to the one-year Family Formation subscription, we provide extra teaching resources to help parents teach the Faith to their children.
Tools to Enhance Home Lessons:
- Summer Saints Activity Book: $15
Continue learning about the Faith through the summer months with the Summer Saints Activity Book - for June, July, and August. Take advantage of the break in your children's school routine and start some new, holy habits with these fun and faith-filled activities designed to be done throughout the summer. Book includes a wide variety of activities (car games, outdoor games, quiet-time activities, food projects, and lots more!) to get to know the saints better and to celebrate their feast days.
- Priest Paper Doll with Vestments $5
Depicts a priest in paper doll form, together with two altar servers, and vestments to color according to the liturgical colors of the Church. Help your families learn about the Church year as they connect the correct colors to the liturgical seasons by dressing Father for Mass each Sunday.
- Our Sabbath Scripture Book $30 (20+ $27.50)
The Pauline family is a fictional family who shares their antics and tries to bring the Gospel readings to life each Sunday as they prepare for Mass. After families read the Gospel together, Our Sabbath Scripture Book is the perfect accompaniment to their preparations for Mass.
- Family Formation Prayer Booklet $5.25 (20+ $4.50)
The Family Formation Prayer Booklet provides a treasury of Catholic prayers, broken down into suggested grade levels as to when children should be familiar with each one. The booklet also provides a handy grid for families to keep track of their progress as they memorize each prayer. This is a great way to incorporate Catholic family prayer into daily life.
- Liturgical Calendars Colored Colored and Laminated $8.50 (20+ $7.50) Ready-to-Color $2.50 (20+ $2.00)
Help families celebrate the life of the liturgical year with their own 11x17 liturgical calendar. Each year, a new calendar is created, highlighting each Sunday's Gospel reading and major Church feasts and seasons. Whether you choose the colored and laminated version for display or choose the uncolored paper version and have families color it themselves, this dynamic visual is sure to be a teaching tool families will reference often. On the back, find prayers and other valuable information families will want to learn and discuss. (Also available in Spanish.)
- W.O.G. Logs $3.25 Reading Scripture daily is a very important way in which we come to know Jesus personally and to learn of God's wonderful plan for our salvation. W.O.G. (which stands for "Word of God") Logs provide a fun, colorful, tangible way for children to keep track of their time spent with the Lord in this way. Twelve brightly colored cards provide a year's supply of monthly logs. (Also available in Spanish.)
- C.A.T. Stats Logs $3
Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the teaching authority of the Church all work together to represent the Deposit of Faith and comprise the Word of God. C.A.T. (which stands for "Catholic Authority and Tradition") Stats Logs provide a way to record time spent delving into the treasures of Catholic Tradition. Each log includes 8 cards (1 per month for the Family Formation year). Accompanying Resource Guide includes instructions for parents or families as well as suggested sources of study.
Tools to Assist Directors:
- Family Formation Coordinator's Manual $100
This comprehensive manual will assist any director in successfully coordinating the Family Formation program in your parish. Filled with logistical information on how to run the program, together with formation resources for speakers, catechists, and parents, any director will find this to be an invaluable tool. An accompanying CD provides resources from the manual in a ready-to-print format to address the needs of your parish.