Resources for Formation Materials
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. ~ Proverbs 27:17
Live4More - Playbook for Disciples
A directed study of intentional discipleship developed by the Live4More Team and available for free download. These materials focus on challenging discussion questions based on Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Topics include: Our Personal Relationship with God, Life in the Spirit and Spiritual Growth Essentials. Contains free live streaming video content provided by Crossing The Goal.
Series I - Our Personal Relationship with God ~ Download Now!
Series II - Life in the Spirit ~ Download Now!
Series III - Spiritual Growth Essentials ~ Coming Soon!
Crossing The Goal – Spiritual Fitness Workouts
Several (12+) Topical Series for men such as Godly Man and Spiritual Combat. Free live streaming video with associated Workout Guides containing discussion questions, Scripture and catechism. DVD’s also available for purchase.
Interior Freedom – Fr. Jacques Philippe
Written in a simple and inviting style, this short book of 126 pages seeks to liberate the heart and mind to live the true freedom to which God calls each one of us. Generates fruitful small group discussion and personal spiritual growth.
Messy & Foolish – How to Make a Mess, Be a Fool and Evangelize the World
A simple and easy to use 6-part exploration of evangelization designed for small group discussion. The book is very inexpensive and a free study guide with challenging discussion questions is available for download.
Be A Man – Becoming the Man God Created You to Be
A direct and easy to read book by Fr. Larry Richards exploring 10 topics on how to grow in holiness as a man. Includes discussion questions and action plans for each of the 10 topics. Great for small group discussion.
Hearts Afire Parish Programs – Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC
A set of “Do it Yourself Retreats” focused on Marian Consecration and Divine Mercy designed for small group discussion. Topics include; 33 Days to Morning Glory, Consoling the Heart of Jesus, 33 Days to Merciful Love, the Second Greatest Story Ever Told and more. Materials include DVD’s, a book for each topic and discussion questions.
Dominicus Press - Our Catholic Faith – A Study Guide for Faith Formation
A 12-part exploration of foundational Catholic topics such as each of the Sacraments, the canon of Scripture, Mary and the Saints designed for use in small groups. Books can be purchased online for a minimal fee.
Catholic Christian Outreach – Faith Studies Series
A collection of helpful resources to clearly and simply explain truths and principles for living the Catholic faith. Each of the 5 topics includes at least 6 sessions which integrate Scripture and Church teachings in its small group discussions.
Beginning Apologetics – How to Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith
Basic tools to effectively explain and defend Catholic doctrine on 12 of the most commonly challenged Catholic beliefs.
Website: CatholicApologetics.com (San Juan Catholic Seminars – Other apologetics materials also available)