Children’s Faith Formation
Faith and Life Series
Avaliable for grades 1 – 8 in English and Spanish.
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.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, Mikki Sciba the Catechetical Specialist for the St. Philip Institute, is holding a series of lunchtime webinars to provide help to and share ideas with CCD teachers. See our events page for information on future webinars. You can view the recordings of the webinars by clicking the button below.
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.