Resources for Families

In these situations, the family can discover, together with the Christian community, new approaches, new ways of acting, a different way of understanding and identifying with others....

(Amoris Laetitia 47)

In the current climate of COVID-19 and the shift in ways we must operate as Church, the OEEC wants to assure families that we are prepared to assist in providing resources and support. While it can be challenging to provide faith formation and sacramental preparation of any kind at home, the wisdom of the Church has always been that the "domestic Church" (that is, your home) is the front lines of growing Christian disciples.

On this page, please find some resources for use with children, teens, and whole families that can be accessed digitally or virtually: 

For parents specifically: 

For children/teens specifically: 



  • Loyola Press’ Catholic Teens page includes resources on Catholic teachings, making moral choices, religious art, sacraments, scripture, and social justice.
  • McGrath Institute has developed a Discerning Your Spiritual Gifts toolkit, using the lives of the saints for a guided reflection and activity.
  • Teaching The Saints is a monthly workbook from the McGrath Institute that highlights the unique ways God calls Catholic youth to use their gifts to serve the Church and world.

For Families: 

Looking for more resources to use during this time of at-home and virtual formation? 

Click the links below for resources for: 

...  Catholic School Teachers
...  Coronavirus-Specific Issues
Everyone (Prayers, Libraries, etc.) 
...  Parish Catechetical Leaders
RCIA Teams
Youth Ministry

Questions? Contact:

Kelly Henderschedt
Archdiocesan Director of Catechesis