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
Putting Parents at the Center of Our Ministry Efforts – article by Dr. John M. Rinaldo, Parish Success Group, and posted at  Videos to accompany article:
Part 1: Build Relationships with Parents
Part 2: Evaluate Current Adult Faith Formation Activities
Part 3: Let Parents Do the Formation

Sample Family Faith Plan – created by Diane Kledzik

For reference
The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World (Familiaris Consortio) – November 22, 1981
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 Preparation
Dale Brown – Lay Pastoral Ministry
Diane Kledzik, Diocesan Coordinator of SCF and member of the National SCF Team – Family Life and Small Christian Communities
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

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 for Marriage and Family Life (Diane – to schedule your Foundational Parent Session(s).

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

Handouts for Foundational Parent Session:

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

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 Scheduled Throughout the Diocese:
Foundational Parent Session – 2020
Saturday, March 28 – St. Vincent de Paul, Holiday
Sunday, March 29 – St. Vincent de Paul, Holiday

Foundational Parent Session – 2019
Saturday, March 2 – St. Catherine of Siena, Clearwater

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
NFCYM – Developing Strong Catholic Families
Fuller Institute/Sticky Faith – A ministry framework and parenting philosophy backed by practical and proven ideas to help develop long-term faith in teenagers.
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
Why Coach Parents?Twenty-Third Publications
Search Institute/Keep Connected – Keep Connected offers all kinds of families—and organizations that support them—ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships.
Vibrant Faith Ministries – A catalyst for Christian congregations, communities and households striving to practice vibrant faith in a dynamic world