Leading Our Youth: Resources for Parents, Catechists, and Catechetical Leaders

Wondering how to talk to the participants in your program about some hot button issues?

Interested in learning more about upcoming laws and how to respond as faithful Catholics?

Looking for ideas on how to better engage your family in the faith?

Have questions of your own that you are seeking answers to?

Check out some of the resources below to help you teach and engage in conversation, as well as find support for various tough issues.

If you need more assistance, do not hesitate to contact the Religious Education/Youth Ministry Office.

52 Sundays: Simple and insightful ways for you and your family to spend time together on a Sunday, grow in faith, and have fun!

For Your Marriage: an initiative of the USCCB to help couples of all stages of life to understand God’s plan for happy, healthy, and holy marriages.

The Messy Family Project: resources for parents

Springs in the Desert: a ministry for married couples who are struggling with infertility

Diocese of Rockford LiFE Office: Life and Family Evangelization Office of the Diocese of Rockford 

“Living the Truth of Our Creation” (English) (Spanish) – The official Diocese of Rockford document regarding gender identity issues

Courage:  A Roman Catholic apostolate for men and women who experience same-sex attraction and those who love them.  

EnCourage: An apostolate which provides pastoral care for families and friends of people who experience same-sex attractions and/or gender dysphoria

Person and Identity: Information about transgender and the transgender movement from a Catholic perspective

The Humanum Series: by Bishop Barron and Peter Kreeft

Eden Invitation: A Catholic community for men and women who consider themselves LGBTQ

USCCB – “Open Wide Our Hearts” Pastoral Letter  (PDF)