Program Support

Roles and Responsibilities

For a successful Conversations about L.I.F.E. program, it will be helpful to have a team of committed planners who will set the foundation and encourage participation. Ideally, the planning team could include the pastor, the catechetical director, the school principal, the youth minister, and representative parent leaders. Everyone on this team could play an important role in providing a valuable, formative experience for both children and families.

Facilitator Tutorial

The L.I.F.E. sessions are designed to be presented by a trained facilitator or team.  The sessions cannot be “taught” in the traditional sense of presenting information from teacher to student.  Facilitation differs from teaching in that it depends for its effectiveness on the interaction of the participants with one another and with the facilitator.  The role of a facilitator is to set up the PROCESS by which such meaningful intercommunication can take place.

This tutorial is designed to train catechists, teachers, parents, or others who intend to facilitate the various sessions of the Conversations about L.I.F.E. program.

For years the Church has been telling me that I’m supposed to help parents talk to their own kids about sex, but no one has showed me how to do that. The L.I.F.E. program shows me HOW.

- Parish DRE

I got more positive feedback after the L.I.F.E. Program than any other offering. This worked for any parent with any child. The materials were easy to use and engaged the attendees. Thank you for creating a program that involves parents and that calls us to recognize loving relationships in our lives.

- Director of Religious Education

Our son talked. He never really talks to us… but he talked!

- Mother of L.I.F.E. Attendee

One parent-child session a year for each grade level.  I can do that.

- Primary Grade Teacher