Family Catechism

About Family Catechism

Family Catechism is simple – families gathering to share their Faith through ongoing community, prayer, and formation. Essentially, the purpose of this initiative is to see families work together in their common task of faith formation.

Elements of Family Catechism

Ongoing

Community

Prayer

Formation

7 Subscribing Principles

Family Catechism is founded on seven subscribing principles. The efforts, activities and initiatives of Family Catechism are rooted in and directed by these principles.

  1. Complete adherence to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.
  2. Acceptance of the right and duty of parents to be the primary educators of their children.
  3. This formational enterprise is a lay endeavour – not clerical.
  4. Instruction will not criticize clergy. Instruction will support clear teaching of the Roman Catholic Church in a positive manner.
  5. Parents and their children take part in this endeavour. Parents participate either as instructors or as participants in a parent formation class thereby demonstrating that they have an active and living faith.
  6. The framework of the teaching enterprise is a community effort. As such, a fraternal bond and social interaction between families is to be fostered.
  7. There is a joyful duty of apostolate for individuals and the group to follow the Holy Father’s call to evangelize.

Resources

Family Foundations Institute is happy to provide complimentary access to Formed.org for all of your family faith formation resources. Formed is the Catholic Faith on demand with thousands of movies, programs, audio, and books. Follow the instructions below to claim your access to Formed.

Family Catechism Locations

Happening every other weekend from October to April.

Registration fees for family catechism goes towards the cost of the use of facilities and technology and the purchase of supplies or other teaching materials. Financial assistance is available if required – contact info@famfi.ca

*For exact dates and times please contact the catechism coordinator paul@famfi.ca or contact your specific location coordinator

Barrie-Spring Water

Coordinator

Matt and Raiya Jang

Location

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

106 Yonge St S, Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0

Calgary

Coordinator

Elias Ruiz

Location

The Kerby Centre

1133 7th Ave, SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B2

Edmonton

Coordinator

RJ and Alma

Location

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

210 Haddow Close NW, Edmonton, AB T6R 2P3

Grey County

Coordinator

Margaret Adamic

Location

St Peter and the Missions Catholic Parish

850 Garafraxa St N, Durham, ON N0G 1R0

Kitchener

Coordinator

Ian and Fiona Mendes

Location

Woodland Christian High School

1058 Spitzig Rd, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0

London/Strathroy

Coordinator

Steve and Krista Huver

Location

Pillar Academy

6100 Calvert Dr, Strathroy, ON N7G 3H5

Mississauga

Coordinator

Steve and Liz Rebello

Location

St. Clement’s Catholic School

4319 Bloor St W, Etobicoke, ON M9C 2A2

North York

Coordinator

Nick and Ina Rocha

Location

Northmount School

26 Mallard Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1S3

Ottawa

Coordinator

Stephen and Kari Gay

Location

St. Anthony's Catholic School

391 Booth St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7K5

Sarnia

Coordinator

Tara & Terry Costain

Location

St. Patrick’s Catholic High School

1001 The Rapids Parkway, Sarnia, ON N7S 6K2

Stratford

Coordinator

Maria Walsh, Dave Charlesworth, Nicki Merkel

Location

TBC