Children’s Faith Formation

Faith and Life Series

Avaliable for grades 1 – 8 in English and Spanish.

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Faith Formation Online

Check out our Faith Formation Online courses for 2020-21.

2019-2020 Faith and Life Teaching Webinars

Catechetical Specialist, Mikki Sciba, recorded a series of webinars in the diocese to help catechists with teaching tips for using the Faith and Life books. 

This catechesis is didactic in character, but is directed towards the giving of witness in the faith. It is an initial catechesis but not a fragmentary one, since it will have to reveal, although in an elementary way, all the principal mysteries of faith and their effects on the child’s moral and religious life. — Pope St. John Paul II, Catechesi Tradendae (37)

To support the faith formation of children and to bring young Catholics to a deep knowledge of their faith and a profound encounter with Christ, the St. Philip Institute recommends Faith and Life catechetical series for grades one through eight by Ignatius Press, which Bishop Joseph Strickland has mandated for faith formation in the Diocese of Tyler. Coupled with the rich formation of catechists themselves, this material will be a source of true renewal in catechesis.