Information for Parishes and Schools

What is Strong Catholic Families Strong Catholic Youth?

Strong Catholic Families Promotional Video / Fortaleciendo Familias en la Fe Video
The Domestic Church Video
The Domestic Church Video with subtitles en Español (La Iglesia Domestica)

Parish and School Information Flyer
Volante informativo de FFF

Partnering with Parents to Bring Home the Faith – article by Michael Theisen, published in NCEA’s Momentum Magazine

For reference 
Amoris Laetitia – Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis on Love in the Family – 2016
The Joy of Love – A Group Reading Guide to Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia – Twenty-Third Publications

Diocesan Strong Catholic Families: Strong Catholic Youth Team:
Debbie Alexander – Marriage and Family Ministry
Dale Brown – Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute
Diane Kledzik – Evangelization, Small Christian Communities and Adult Faith Formation
Brian Lemoi – Lifelong Faith Formation
Ryan Phelan – Youth and Young Adult Ministry

PARISH/SCHOOL LEADERS:  Want to get your parish/school on board?  Contact Diane Kledzik to arrange for the Parish/School Leaders Session to be brought to your school/parish/cluster pastoral teams – at or at 727-341-6839, FAX 727-374-0209.

Key document for Parish/School Coordinator:
Parish and School Manual for Leaders and Local SCF Teams
Manual Para los Lideres de las Parroquias, Escuelas y los Equipos Locales de FFF

Key documents for the Parish/School Leaders Session:
A Family Perspective in Church and Society – USCCB
Forming Young Disciples Are We Asking the Right Questions? -Sean Reynolds
Initial Staff Inquiry and Assessment Reflection  – to be completed and returned to Diocesan Coordinator at the Parish/School Leaders Session

When your Parish/School SCF Team is ready to go with the SCFSCY Initiative, following a Parish/School Leaders Session, please contact the Office of Evangelization, Small Christian Communities, and Adult Faith Formation to schedule your Foundational Parent Session(s).

Information for Parishes/Schools that have a Foundational Parent Session Date set with Diane:

Customizable Documents for Foundational Parent Session:
These documents may be downloaded and updated with your parish’s information

Handouts for Foundational Parent Session:

Follow-Up Parent Listening Session
Announce scheduled date at Foundational Parent Session).  Presented by Parish/School (Local) SCFSCY Team within 2-4 weeks of Foundational Parent Session.

Optional Follow-Up Parent Sessions
Living and Sharing Your Faith – English Session Outline and English PowerPoint Presentation
Viviendo y Compartiendo Su Fe – Spanish Session Outline and Spanish PowerPoint Presentation

SCFSCY Initiative Parish/School Assessment

Foundational Parent Sessions Throughout the Diocese

Foundational Parent Session – 2017
Wednesday, April 26 – St. Patrick Catholic School, Largo (English y Español)

Foundational Parent Session – 2016
Friday, January 22 – St. Mark the Evangelist, Tampa
Sunday, January 24 – St. Mark the Evangelist, Tampa
Wednesday, January 27 – St. Mark the Evangelist, Tampa
Thursday, January 28 – St. Patrick School, Largo (English y Español)
Thursday, November 17 – Light of Christ, Clearwater (English y Español)

Foundational Parent Session – 2015
Thursday, October 29 – Light of Christ, Clearwater (English y Español)

Foundational Parent Sessions – 2014
Tuesday, March 11 – All Saints, Clearwater
Sunday, September 14 – Blessed Sacrament, Seminole
Thursday, October 16 – Light of Christ, Clearwater (English y Español)
Sunday, October 26 – St. Michael the Archangel, Hudson

Foundational Parent Sessions – 2013
Wednesday, January 9 – Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin
Saturday, January 12 – Blessed Sacrament, Seminole
Sunday, January 13 – Resurrection, Riverview (Español)
Sunday, March 10 – St. Catherine of Siena, Clearwater
Sunday, March 10 – Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin
Sunday, September 8 – Christ the King, Tampa
Wednesday, September 11 – Christ the King, Tampa
Wednesday, September 18 – Blessed Sacrament School, Seminole
Thursday, September 19 – St. Raphael, St. Petersburg
Tuesday, September 24 – St. Raphael, St. Petersburg
Sunday, October 6 – St. Peter the Apostle, Trinity
Thursday, October 10 – Light of Christ, Clearwater (English)
Sunday, October 27 – Christ the King, Tampa
Wednesday, October 30 – Christ the King, Tampa
Tuesday, November 12 – Light of Christ, Clearwater (Español)

Foundational Parent Sessions – 2012
Wednesday, May 23 – Light of Christ, Clearwater
Wednesday, June 13 – St. Catherine of Siena, Clearwater
Wednesday, September 5 – St. Thomas Aquinas, New Port Richey
Sunday, September 16 – Resurrection, Riverview
Monday, September 17 – Espiritu Santo, Safety Harbor
Sunday, September 23 – Resurrection, Riverview
Monday, September 24 – St. Peter the Apostle, Trinity
Tuesday, September 25 – St. Jerome, Largo
Friday, September 28 – Light of Christ, Clearwater
Sunday, September 30 – Christ the King, Tampa
Tuesday, October 2 – Christ the King, Tampa
Monday, October 8 – St. Frances Cabrini, Spring Hill
Wednesday, October 10 – St. Frances Cabrini, Spring Hill
Wednesday, October 10 – Christ the King, Tampa
Sunday, October 14 – Christ the King, Tampa
Tuesday, October 23 – St. Raphael, St. Petersburg
Wednesday, October 24 – St. Anthony the Abbot, Brooksville
Thursday, November 8 – St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg
Wednesday, November 14 – St. Raphael, St. Petersburg

Resources for Partnering with Parents
Strong Catholic Family Faith – Curated website of resources for parish/school leaders to partner with parents in bringing home the faith
The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World (Familiaris Consortio)  November 22, 1981
NFCYM – Developing Strong Catholic Families
Lifelong Faith Associates – Committed to helping congregations develop lifelong faith formation for all ages and generations, increasing the capacity of leaders and communities to nurture faith growth
Coaching ParentsTwenty-Third Publications
Fashioning Faith – Center for Ministry Development subscription service
Search Institute – Developmental Assets in Children and Creating Asset-Building Congregations
Vibrant Faith Ministries – A catalyst for Christian congregations, communities and households striving to practice vibrant faith in a dynamic world