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Lifelong Faith Formation

Restore, Renew, Proclaim the Hope that is Christ

These resources are for everyone in the diocese, i.e., pastors, associate pastors, deacons, parish staff, parents and families. They are intended to assist us as a diocese in understanding more fully and implementing intentionally Bishop Libasci’s diocesan-wide initiative for strengthening lifelong faith formation and celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation in the restored order: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

The resources on this page will be supplemented and enhanced regularly. There will be no change in the celebration of the sacraments of initiation during the first year (June 2017-June 2018). That change will happen during the three years of implementation (June 2018-June 2021). Further details are in the Frequently Asked Questions document (English | Español) see Q&As 12 and 13.

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Lifelong faith formation provides opportunities and experiences throughout the entire life span to strengthen our relationship with and knowledge of God; to enhance our understanding of Scripture, Tradition and Catholic doctrine; and to sustain us in living as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Discipleship is a lifelong journey.

Adult Faith Formation - A Parish Priority

Toward Effective Adult Faith Formation 

Ten Opportunities for Building Adult Faith Formation

Overview of Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States 

What's New

On November 14, parish staff gathered for an Enrichment Day which featured a presentation by Del Gilbert, founder of Accelerating Excellence.

11/14/18 - Communication & Collaboration in Times of Transition - Video from an Enrichment Day designed for professional development of parish staff, led by a presentation by Del Gilbert, founder of Accelerating Excellence. Video contents: 

Introductory Material on Influential Leadership

Part 1: Communication

Part 2: Collaboration

Part 3: Navigating Change

9/19/18 - Whole Community Catechesis - Video featuring the staff of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Derry, NH

5/22/18 - John Roberto - Envisioning and Designing Adult Faith Formation

Video | Innovation Lab | PowerPoint Presentation

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Restored Order Resources

Celebrating the sacraments of Christian initiation in the order originally intended, that is, Baptism followed by Confirmation and then Eucharist, clarifies the intimate connection between Baptism and Confirmation and makes it easier to see the Eucharist as the summit of Christian initiation.

Why the Change? Frequently Asked Questions - English |  Español

Resource Documents & Dioceses with Restored Order

Guidelines for Immediate Preparation

Homily Guides

Publisher Resources (Revised 3/15/18)

Sample Bulletin Announcements

Prayer Cards

Flyer: Parish Presentations on Restore, Renew, Proclaim

Transition Models

Follow a Student through the Transition

Sample Transition Models (Revised 11/30/17)

Transition Plan Template

Addendum to Transition Models

Parents and Sacramental Preparation

Resource for Parents: 4 Creative Ways to Pray Daily

LLFF webinars


Life is busy and travel isn’t always easy. That’s why the Secretariat for Catholic Formation is bringing its services to you! You'll have access to our webinars from work or home using a computer, laptop, or other mobile device with web access. Stay tuned to see what exciting and informative webinars we’ll be offering in the coming months.

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2017/2018 Year of Prayer and Preparation

Webinar: Restored Order Question and Answer Webinar with Bishop Libasci (12/7/17)

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Posting videos here will be ongoing. They will relate to Lifelong Faith Formation as well as the restored order of the sacraments of initiation.

2017/2018 Year of Prayer and Preparation

Video: The Role of Families in Christian Initiation (11/21/17)

Video: October 19 Study Day with Bishop Libasci (10/30/17)

Video & PowerPoint Presentation: Implementing the Change in the Celebration of the Initiation Sacraments (9/21/17 - Monsignor Marc Caron)

Restored Order

Diocese of Honolulu
Trailer: Sacraments of Initiation in their Original Order - One 'Ohana

Archdiocese of Denver
Saints Among Us - The World Needs Saints
Restored Order Media

Sacrament Preparation

Sacramental Prep Workshops Part I, II & III


4/26/18 - Fr. Frank DeSiano Joy of the Gospel Videos and PowerPoint Presentations

Part 1: Video | PowerPoint Presentation

Part 2: Video | PowerPoint Presentation

Part 3: Video | PowerPoint Presentation

Part 4: Video | PowerPoint Presentation

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Golden Jubilee Webinar

Ministering to Absent Catholics with Fr. Frank DeSiano

New Evangelization Forum Follow-Up

Resources for Persons with Special Needs

There are a number of adaptive resources available for individuals with special needs, including materials for Lifelong Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation, and a number of other topics. Those can be found on our dedicated Resources for Persons with Special Needs page.

In addition, the photos on this page are updated periodically as we receive new content. If you have any you would like us to include, please contact Mary Ellen Mahon.

On Sunday, November 18, Reverend Britto Adaikalam, H.G.N., celebrated Mass at St. Stanislaus Church in Winchester, NH. 

Kate Giknis is a young woman who is deaf and developmentally delayed. Her mom, Kim Whitaker, prepared her for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. She was able to use adaptive materials that the parish provided. Many parishioners were there in support of Kate, and they had a beautiful reception after Mass.