One of the hardest challenges for Catholics today is keeping the youth engaged in the faith and parents actively employed in their children’s faith formation.
The Diocese of Owensboro subscribes to the “Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth” initiative, providing resources for parishes to help their families fall more deeply in love with the Catholic faith.
If you are interested in bringing Strong Catholic Families to your parish, please contact:
Elaine Robertson | 270/852-8336 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for Families
Would you like to get a Christian perspective on a movie before you go see it — or take your children to see it? Here are a couple of great resources:
Uses a classification system developed by the U.S. Bishops.
Founded by Dr. Ted Baehr: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and Chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry, as well as a noted critic, educator, lecturer, and media pundit.
In this book, veteran youth expert Jonathan McKee shares 180 creative discussion starters to help teens open up about issues that matter. You’ll also find tips for interpreting their responses and follow-up questions. From light-hearted to more serious, these conversation springboards will encourage even the most reluctant teen to talk about friends, school, values, struggles, and much more.
Published nine times per year, September through May; a resource for strengthening family spirituality.
Provides a great assortment of books pertaining to Catholic families.
The Catholic Family Connections Bible© helps families connect to: Each other—through family faith conversations. Faith—through practices of prayer and devotion. Community—through participating in Christian service together.
Helping families hear and respond to God’s word.
Some great resources for families, including 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage; The Catholic Baby Name Book; and The Handbook for Catholic Moms.
Just type “Family Resources” in the search box for some great resources.
Lots of great books and resources, including: “Raising God-First Kids in a Me-First World” by Barbar Curtis.
Another great selection of resources for families.
Susan Vogt is from Covington, KY and is the former Director of the Family Life Office. She provides some great articles on marriage and parenting.
Here you will find ideas on how to integrate God into daily family life through prayer and other activities. You can also find some wonderful information about “Sunday Connection”, which provides some information and activities to help in understanding the upcoming Sunday readings.
This site provides a library of websites on various topics of interest to families.
Contains a wonderful collection of Catholic prayers.
For more information about building strong Catholic youth.
Some family resources for the Year of Faith.
A great resource to bridge the gap between youth and adults. Find all kinds of information, reviews and statistics on all things in the youth culture-music, movies, games, pop culture, etc. A wonderful site to keep up with the latest trends and topics that affect young people.
Jason and Crystalina Evert have spoken to more than one million people on six continents about the virtue of chastity. After working for Catholic Answers in San Diego for more than a decade, the couple moved to Denver and began a new ministry focused solely on promoting purity: Chastity Project.