Faith Formation for Families




 As disciples we are called to make Christ present in the world through the Body of Christ, the Church.

Faith Formation for Families is a process in which our team (staff and catechists of the parish) accompanies parents in the task of mentoring their family into living our  faith.  Through this process children and adults are invited to discover and to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ so as to live more fully our Catholic Christian faith.  


Family & Faith Process:

Families gather in September for an orientation of the Family & Faith process and to begin their Faith Formation journey.  Parents and children gather each month of the Faith Formation season (September through April) to deepen, or discover for the first time, their relationship with Jesus Christ in order for the whole family to grow in faith together.  Each month’s gathering will have a specific faith focus in which parents and children will work  through various activities and experiences designed to expand their discipleship skills.  Each family creates a  plan to put their faith into practice at home, work, and school for the remainder of that month.  At the next monthly gathering, families will share how well they were able to follow through on their plan, what stumbling blocks they encountered and what they discovered along the way.



Upcoming Events

June 1 through September 1

Registration for families who are new to St. Robert’s or new to the Faith Formation process opens. Contact our office for registration information.


Resources for Home School Parents from-Faith Formation Office

2019-20 FF: Family calendar

2019-20 Registration form for families

Give Central – Online Payments



Growing Faith @ Home

sunday-connection_100x100  Sunday Connection for Families

Preview Sunday’s scriptures and reflection to open a dialogue with your family


fg-e-newsletters  Summer Edition

Quarterly newsletter to aid parents with Handing on the Faith at home


Teaching Personal Safety (Real World & Online)

Netsmatz: Keeping Kid’s Safe Online

Kid Smartz: Teaching Kids Personal Safety



Common Sense Media

Children Matter Network -Resources


Our Faith Formation Team

MaryEllen Casselman- Catechetical Leader

Damary Madera – Administrative Assistant


Contact Information:

St. Robert Bellarmine – Faith Formation Office

4646 N. Austin Avenue Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: 773-286-0956 / Fax: 773-777-2770