The primary target of faith formation in the 21st century is the family. All resources and efforts previously devoted to handing on the faith solely with children, need be done through the lens of family life. Regardless of the type of family to which one belongs, it is the family, the Christian household, that is a child's first and best community of faith.
With this in mind, the Department of Lifelong Faith Formation strives to place the needs of families, their formation, and a vision for the future of families at the heart of its programming, policies and resources. The department, under the supervision of Bishop Malone, seeks to support parish leaders in the development of innovative strategies and program plans that place families at the heart of their catechetical efforts, and, which have as their primary purpose: to form lifelong disciples for Christ!
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Read this essay on Engaging Parents from Maureen Poulin.