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Partnering with Parents

"Catechetical ministry today needs to be about evangelizing households and not just catechizing children." (Tom Quinlan)

Essential Resources:
NEW! Catholic Schools Mass Attendance Project
Diocese of Joliet Faith Formation Curriculum Parent Brochure
Tools for Student Evaluation
Diocese of Joliet Chastity Resources for Parents

Videos for Parent Formation
Religious Education & School Parents - How You Can Help
REO Parent Page (featuring Bishop Conlon's Message to Parents)
Catholic Faith for Families (REO resource page)
Coaching Parents Resource Kit (Growing Up Catholic)
Strong Catholic Family Faith (National resource site for parishes & chools)

Partnering With Parents: The Best Investment A Parish Can Make
Webinar by Tom Quinlan

(PowerPoint Available Here)

Coaching Parents
Watch this video of Leisa Anslinger, from the June 9, 2010 "GREAT EXPECTATIONS" workshop to learn how you can coach parents to form their own children - then download the parish resource kit below. 

In this workshop, Leisa Anslinger helped Diocese of Joliet leaders learn how to engage parents by coaching them to form their own children. This process can be implemented in various ways, including Sacrament Prep, with a textbook series, or even for Confirmation Preparation.

(A DVD OF THIS VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FROM THE REO FOR $10 Please contact ecasey@dioceseofjoliet.org)

Read Me First (Introduction/Table of Contents)
Parish Planning Guide
Workshop Outline (PDF)
Workshop Outline (Word, editable)
Coaching Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
Powerpoint as PDF for notes
Coaching Event Order Form