Posted tagged ‘Family Formation on the Road’

Saint Paul, Pray for Us!

August 4, 2017

Next week is our parish Vacation Bible School where 600+ people will all be learning and teaching about the life of Saint Paul, and I can’t help but reflect just a little about how he never imagined the places the Lord would take him and how completely he learned to rely on grace.

Family Formation had a moment like that this morning when Deb said “yes” to an opportunity to be interviewed on local Relevant Radio.  The program is the inaugural episode of the Rediscover series featuring Great Catholic Parishes here in the Twin Cities and we are so grateful for the opportunity to share the blessings our parish has experienced through Family Formation with a wider audience!

Thanks to Molly, Jessica, and Father Wagner for also sharing, and to Crystal Crocker for inviting us.

You can listen to the archived recording here.

Rediscover: Family Catechesis

July 31, 2017


This Friday the Rediscover: Hour begins their First Friday of the month series featuring Great Catholic Parishes here in the Twin Cities, and we are delighted to announce that their kick-off will feature Family Formation here at the Church of Saint Paul!  Listeners will hear the basics of how it works in our parish, in other parishes, in family life, and how to bring this proven method of family catechesis to their own parish.

Click over to their page to learn more about the series, more about this particular broadcast, and (eventually) to listen to the archived version.

Hear the Rediscover: Hour Fridays at 9:00 a.m., Saturdays at 6:00 p.m., and Sundays at 9:00 a.m. on Relevant Radio 1330 AM.

On the Road Again

June 6, 2017

Later this week, we have the pleasure of going back to beautiful Maine to present Family Formation to a group of parish leaders.  If you’re in the area, join us!


Thank you to St. Peter’s in Geneva, Illinois!

March 27, 2017

We were so blessed to present Family Formation to a group of parents and catechists in Geneva last week, and are grateful to be an ongoing part of their goal to help everyone in their parish and parish boundaries to have a personal encounter and relationship with Jesus!

Watch more about their beautiful mission here:


(Thanks also to our lovely hosts, Dianne and Stan!)

Spotted at another parish …

March 21, 2017

While on our recent road trip to Omaha, we stopped for a visit in LeMars, Iowa and were pleased to spot evidence of their lively Family Formation program.

Also, St. Joseph’s is a breathtaking example of a parish renovation.  If you ever get a chance, be sure to visit!


Thanks, Omaha!

March 20, 2017

We were so blessed to speak to representatives from the Archdiocese of Omaha recently.  We met lots of experienced and potential Family Formation users, got to hear testimonies from DREs and priests who see the fruits of Family Formation in their parishes, and we heard from Archbishop George Lucas, whose pastoral plan for the archdiocese welcomes Family Formation as an integral part of evangelizing the families in his care!


On the road again!

January 15, 2016

On the RoadJoin us on January 28 as we present Family Formation at a workshop hosted by the Diocese of Sioux City, at Sacred Heart Church in Spencer, Iowa.

Priests, deacons, directors of religious education/faith formation, youth ministers and parents are encouraged and welcome to attend.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about how to encourage parents to be the primary educators of their children in the faith, said Linsey Hoard, assistant director of youth catechesis and evangelization.

Parishes in the Diocese of Sioux City that are using Family Formation include All Saints in Le Mars, St. Cecelia’s in Algona and St. Mary’s in Larchwood (first in the diocese to use the program).

“We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently and it has had a resurgence,” said Hoard. “I wanted to have them come and give their presentation. If they have questions or concerns, they can ask the representatives.”

The workshop will conclude with lunch. To RSVP for lunch email Hoard at and read the complete article at the Catholic Globe.

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