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Child, Youth & Family Faith Formation

Programs and resources for children K-8, teens and their parents.

Formation for Children

Summer Programs and Vacation Bible Schools


School-age children should receive formal and systematic catechesis in a parish-based catechetical program, a Catholic school, or a program of home-based catechesis in which the content of the faith and the experience of Christian life is presented authentically and completely.

- Nat'l Directory for Catechesis 203-4


Youth Ministry

Confirmation Names
Guidelines and Lists of Saints

CYM Sports
Parish-based leagues

Reach Out Reach In
Service learning week for Teens

Summer Programs for Youth
Local and Regional Opportunities


Youth Ministry

Youth in the Church

The Church and world need the faith, gifts, energy, and fresh ideas of young people. . . . We must ensure that young people are well equipped for their special mission in the world.
    -Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry



Catholic Parenting



Links and Resources



While the catechesis offered within the family is ordinarily informal, unstructured, and spontaneous, it is no less crucial for the development of the child's faith... Parents are catechists precisely because they are parents.

-National Directory for Catechesis

Watch "The Domestic Church"

Watch "5 Ways to a Stronger Family"

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408