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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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LLFF LLFFLifelong Faith Formation

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

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

This video is about forming parents and catechists in light of Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation. In Part One, Kathy Hendricks talks about restored order and how we need to think differently about the sacraments of initiation, especially Confirmation. In Part Two (1:32:45), she discusses the opportunity restored order offers to realign how we do catechesis with parents and families. This study day was sponsored by Sadlier Publishing.

11/16/17 - Resources for Parishes: Addendum to Transition Models and Guidelines for Immediate Preparation

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

This presentation by Bishop Libasci was part of a day for Parish Ministers. In the morning, seven publishers presented their materials for lifelong faith formation and sacramental preparation for restored order. Bishop Libasci gave his talk in the afternoon.

10/23/17 - Resource for Parents: 4 Creative Ways to Pray Daily

LLFF RestoredOrderResourcesRestored 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

Homily Guides

Publisher Resources

Sample Bulletin Announcements

Prayer Cards

Flyer: Parish Presentations on Restore, Renew, Proclaim

Transition Models

Follow a Student through the Transition

Sample Transition Models (Revised 11/9/17)

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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LLFF videosVideos

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: 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


New Evangelization Forum Follow-Up

Ministering to Absent Catholics with Fr. Frank DeSiano