Learn about using FORMED resources to build a comprehensive parish sacramental preparation program for adults and children. Jeff Reither is director of Parish and Family Life, Church of St. Anne, Hamel, MN, and has used multiple FORMED programs for baptism, reconciliation, and marriage preparation. Jeff will joins Deacon Tom for a lively conversation.
Deacon Kevin Bagley joins Brian to talk about the “nuts and bolts” of St. Andrew’s family-based sacramental program that includes 75 children each year:
- Weekly two-hour sessions on Sunday afternoon
- Sacramental preparation sessions Deacon Kevin leads with parents
- How Deacon Kevin “demystifies” the confessional for his families
- How SIGNS OF GRACE, PRESENCE, and FORGIVEN work together to prepare families for and increase understanding of the sacraments
Stacy Wendt, FORMED content specialist and an expert practitioner of family-based sacramental preparation programs at the diocesan and parish levels, shares best practices and tips for bringing family-based, parent-reaching sacramental preparation to life in your parish:
Also, you learn about “PREPARED FOR GRACE,” a new way for your parish to access online sacramental preparation programs from the Augustine Institute, whether your parish has a FORMED subscription or not.
Join the Augustine Institute’s Don Walter and guest Tina Gregory. Learn about an innovative RCIA program that serves a flock eager to travel the way of our Catholic faith, its sacraments, and traditions. This webinar covers best practices in RCIA programs and makes recommendations for content, as well as tips on design and scheduling; social media strategies; use of meeting technology, such as Zoom; and how to recruit engaged and sympathetic group facilitators.
Tina Gregory is coordinator of Communication and Adult Enrichment at St. Michael Catholic Church, Livermore, California.
Stacy Pinder is a senior evangelization specialist, devoted to sacramental preparation, at the Augustine Institute. Her daily contact with frontline, parish-level practitioners puts her in a unique position to talk about what has worked in parishes in the past year and what the challenges of “Sac Prep Restart” promise to be.
Get the parish-level view of preparing children and their parents for Confirmation “in the Restored Order,” where children baptized in infancy receive Confirmation before First Communion, not after.
Brian Truckenbrod welcomes Justyna Baustert, director of Evangelization and Catechesis at St. Peter’s Parish in Greeley, Colorado.
Learn about the the “nuts and bolts” of Restored Order sacramental preparation at the parish level from a leading parish practitioner.