“It must be emphasized once more that the pastoral intervention of the church in support of the family is a matter of urgency. Every effort should be made to strengthen and develop pastoral care for the family, which should be treated as a real matter of priority, in the certainty that future evangelization depends largely on the domestic church.”
–Blessed Pope John Paul II in “On the Family,” 1981
In response to the Church’s teaching, and with the guidance of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the support of our Archbishop, the Center for Family Life Formation offers families a variety of Family Enrichment resources and programs for all cultures by providing parishes with training and resources for service to families across the life cycle.
Beginning with infants, Called by Name© is the baptism program developed by the Center for Family Life Formation for use by the parishes of the Archdiocese of Omaha, as well as others seeking a quality baptism program. Granted an imprimatur and nihil obstat in 2011, this program offers an overview of the basics of baptism, focusing primarily on infant/toddler baptism, and the importance of this sacrament not only for the one being baptized, but for the individual’s family and the larger parish community. Learn more about Called by Name and the sacrament of baptism in the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Parents First is a set of 13 resource guides developed for grades K – 12 intended to help parents realize that they “have the first responsibility for the education of their children” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2223). Each guide includes a section on Church Teaching, Virtue, Guidelines for Answering Your Child’s Questions, Practical Suggestions and Parent Resources.
Aging and Disabilities resources and programs for families and parishes are available to assist with concerns such as accessibility, education and support.
We would love to keep you and your loved ones in our prayers. Every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. the Poor Clare Sisters gather for prayer and lift up prayer intentions for the Center for Family Life Formation. Please submit your prayer request here.