What is the Strong Catholic Families National Initiative?
A collaborative effort by four national Catholic organizations to help church leaders envision how the Catholic Church can more effectively partner with parents to help bring home the faith. Developed by NFCYM in 2005, the Strong Catholic Families National Initiative is presented in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL), the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM) and the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) who together offer a series of diocesan and parish level trainings, presentations, online and print resources and Catholic Parent Revivals. Spanish language trainings (Fortaleciendo Familias en la Fe) and presentations are also available.
The Strong Catholic Families resources, events and training options are designed to:
- Motivate and engage parents to embrace their responsibility for the faith development of their children and grow the domestic church of the home.
- Motivate and engage parishes/schools to accompany, support and equip parents and families in passing the faith to their children.
For more information on this initiative in the Archdiocese of Washington, please contact the Office of Youth Ministry.
For Parent Resources, please go to National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.