Family Faith Formation

“All families need God. Every single one. We need His help, His strength, His blessing.”
Pope Francis


The Catechetical Office and the Office for Family Life of the Archdiocese of Newark are pleased to provide you with this timely resource during the Year of the Family. This family study guide addresses the major themes explored in “Returning to Grace,” Cardinal Tobin’s pastoral letter on the Eucharist. It is intended to supplement the pastoral letter, which you and your family are encouraged to read carefully and prayerfully before discussing the reflection questions together. It is our hope and prayer that your time together reflecting upon Cardinal Tobin’s pastoral letter and discerning the significance the Eucharist has in your life and in your family’s lives will lead you all to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Additional Helpful Resources

The Domestic Church

Faith Alive @ Home

Family Catechesis/ Enrichment

Sunday Mass Resources

Advent / Christmas

  • Synod on Synodality 2021-2023 (English and Spanish)                                     ​​​​
  • Year of the Family 2021-2022/ Holy Week and Easter 2021 (English and Spanish)
  • Catholic Social Justice  (English and Spanish
  • Pentecost 2020/Discipleship/Father’s Day/Summer (English and Spanish
  • Blessed Mother/Mother’s Day 2020  (English and Spanish
  • Easter Season 2020 (English and Spanish)
  • Holy Week 2020/Domestic Church (English and Spanish)

The Archdiocesan Catechetical Office recognizes the central role our families play in the life of the Church. Our goal is to help parish leaders in their ministry with families by providing training, materials, consultation, and support for program design and implementation.



Associate Director
Adult and Family Catechesis
Parish Catechetics – Hudson & Essex Counties