Forming Faithful Families™ Program
Parish Based and Small Faith Community Program
For Marriage and Family Life Faith Formation
IN SERVICE TO THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
THREE PROGRAMS IN ONE
MOMS Matter! – Mothers Offering Mentoring and Spirituality
DADS Matter! – Dads Achieving Devoted Surrender
FAMILIES Matter! – Married Couples Sharing Together
By James and Kathleen Littleton
Our materials and programs are perfect for:
Lay Formation and New Evangelization
Spiritual Growth and Prayer
Men, Women, Couples or Co-ed
Pre-Cana and Engaged Couples
Marriage, Family Life and Baptismal Prep
Creating a Domestic Church
Healing through Suffering and Loss
Completed and dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Blessed Virgin Mary, on her feast day, December 12, 2012
About the Authors James & Kathleen Littleton
*We are available as consultants to help with successful lauch and running of program.
James and Kathleen Littleton, are parents of nineteen children, fourteen living on earth, ages twenty-seven to six, and five living in heaven. (And they regretfully started their marriage out as contracepting, nominal Catholics.) They are Catholic reverts, speakers, spiritual guides, radio guests, regular columnists for Catholic.net, and co-authors ofBetter by the Dozen, Plus Two, subtitled Anecdotes and a Philosophy of Life from a Family of Sixteen, Better by the Dozen Plus Two, Part Two, subtitled Lessons Learned Through Loss and Leukemia by Kathleen Littleton (2012), and Healed Through Cancer by James Littleton (2012), available at their website www.formingfaithfulfamilies.com.
Kathleen Littleton is first and foremost, a wife and mother of nineteen children, fourteen living on earth and five in heaven. She is currently obtaining her Masters in Theological Studies from the Institute of Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University while working as a Director of Religious Education and part-time for the diocesan tribunal. She obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree in Law from DePaul College of Law and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from University of Illinois. She gave up her career as an attorney to become a stay-at-home mother when her first child was born.
They are available as speakers or retreat or workshop presenters, individually or as a couple, on a wide range of Faith and Family topics. Their guest appearances on Catholic television and radio programs include EWTN Live, EWTN’s Bookmark with Doug Keck; Light of the East, host Fr Thomas Loya; The Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio; Kresta in the Afternoon on Ave Maria Radio; The Doctor Is In with Coleen Mast on Ave Maria Radio; and Speak Now with Susan Konig on Sirius Satellite Radio the Catholic Channel; and they have been featured in Immaculate Heart Messenger Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. James and Kathleen can be reached with questions, comments or speaking engagement requests at firstname.lastname@example.org or through their website, www.formingfaithfulfamilies.com.
Table of Contents of Program Guide:
Session One: How We Came to Be a Family
Session Two: How We Came to Live Our Faith
Session Three: Hierarchy of Values
Session Four: Putting God First
Session Five: Living a Life of Balance - Priority Management
Session Six: Marriage
Session Seven: Motherhood
Session Eight: Fatherhood
Session Nine: Openness to Life
Chapter Ten: Miscarriage
Chapter Eleven: Formation of Children
Chapter Twelve: Called to Service
Chapter Thirteen: On the Cross
Chapter Fourteen: The Importance of Having a Sense of Humor
or eBook format (for eBook simply click here to go to registration page to make your gift payment, and specify with your gift that you want the eBook Program, and provide your email for delivery)
3. Optional materials:
Healed Through Cancer and Other Adversities by James Littleton
Overview of Program:
Three-in-One Program Guide
The program is really three programs in one. The content consists of fourteen sessions for use with mothers only, fathers only or couples together. The content of the program remains the same for each group.
Specific promotional flyers for each of the above types of groups are available for download and personalizing for your use in promoting the program of your choice in your parish or group.
How to Use This Program
Forming Faithful Families Program is meant to be used for and by mothers and fathers of all ages and stages including single persons, engaged couples, newly married, new parents, experienced parents, and grandparents. The groups are meant to be varied in ages and stages. It is a mentoring and sharing program and all are welcome to participate!
The program is very adaptable to use for small groups of mothers (MOMS Matter!), fathers (DADS Matter!) or mothers and fathers together (FAMILIES Matter!).
The program can be run in a parish, or in a home or non-parish setting, weekly or twice-monthly, for a semester or for a full year. There are 14 sessions to the program.
A typical session is flexible and could run 90 minutes and include:
“Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you…" (Isaiah 41:10, NAB)
*You do not need to be an expert on the Catholic Faith to lead a group. Have confidence that the Holy Spirit will use this Program, which is designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, to accomplish the work of evangelization and grace in the lives of all it touches, including and most especially you who are so generous and trusting to “put out into deep water” (Luke 5:4, NAB) for Jesus and souls.
Forming Faithful Families Program Guide is meant for use in conjunction with the content of these books and audios by James and Kathleen Littleton
Note: In addition to practicing Catholics please reach out and invite friends and neighbors who do not attend church regularly including non-Catholics who are open to the program. We are called to share the awesome gift of the Catholic Faith with the whole world, not just within the walls of our church. Be not afraid. God is with you!
Important note: It is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged to accept and invite new participants into the group at any stage as they will most certainly benefit. As a matter of fact you will likely find that as you share your witness and enthusiasm about what you are learning and experiencing about the Faith others will naturally be attracted to becoming involved.
Note of Confidentiality: Everything that is discussed in the small group sessions is to be kept in complete confidence respecting the privacy of all the participants. All should be confident that what is said in the group stays in the group.
Program Participation and Promotional Materials