It isn’t easy to teach your children the basics of virtue and character, and the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith. But together with other like-minded parents, it can be fun and effective.
The purpose of Family Catechism is to join families together in a welcoming setting to carry out the common task of faith formation and to build fraternity.
In 1988, a group of London and area parents began meeting to live out their mission as primary educators. There are now 11 locations where this same initiative actively continues.
Through Family Catechism, parents and students alike learn about their Catholic faith while forging quality friendships built upon sharing a common mission (“…to become a community of life and love… and reflect God’s love in the world…” Familiaris Consortio, 17).
The purpose of Family Catechism is to join together to carry out the common task of family faith formation in a welcoming environment to build up acommunity of strengthened families.
To assist our Family Catechism Families in their class preparation and their own personal formation, Family Foundations Institute has purchased a subscription to the online Catholic resource platform called Formed, found at formed.org.
We encourage you to follow the following instructions to create your own personal formed platform to enhance your further formation in the Catholic Faith. Formed sign up instructions.
Family Catechisms meet every other Saturday or Sunday (depending on the location) from October to April for a morning of learning and community. Participants divide into age-specific classes (including a High School and Adult class) and are taught on matters of the Catholic Faith and Catholic Culture. Teachers are fellow parents and peers, using teaching material which has complete adherence to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. (Refer Subscribing Principles – below)
Beginning in London, Family Catechism has grown and now takes place in several cities! FFI supports Family Catechisms in the following locations:
Contact us to find the Family Catechism closest to you or the best way to participate in this means of formation.