Religious Ed that’s Tailored to YOUR Needs

As a director at the Archdiocese, I’m given free stuff all the time. Typically, we’re talking sample materials for the latest evangelization or catechetical program. I pass these along to one of my staff to review, and if it’s good, I might see it again.

A few months ago, I received a box that looked beautiful like it came out of a pottery barn catalog, and it said “Mend” on the top. I walked it down to Jodi Phillip’s office (our Catechetical Specialist) fully intending to hand it off. But when I realized that it was brimming with hands-on activities that could help me teach my son about the sacrament of reconciliation…I took it home.

Transmitting the faith to our children is so difficult with the culture actively working against us, and this box give me some tools to have intentional conversations with my family.

I tell you this today because Faith and Family Life Catholic Ministries provide more than boxes for the sacraments. They really understand what it means to accompany families, and they want to help parishes do this well. They are more devoted to the process of catechesis than they are to a particular program. And so, whether you work for a parish or you are parent wanting a great resource for your children/grandchildren, I invite you to check them out!

Also, if you listen to the end of the episode, there will be a give-away. We want these boxes in the hands of our people!


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Jim Jansen – Director of Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Omaha

Jodi Phillips – Associate Director, Catechetical Specialist for the Evangelization and Family Life Office

Fr. Donovan – Faith and Family Life Catholic Ministries

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