Parents and Family

Pastoral Care
Community resources to support various needs for your children or yourself.

We hope through these words and resources we can show you how much we love you, we support you and are constantly praying for you.  Below you will find the latest and greatest resources, websites materials on a variety of subjects.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, need more support or want to call to say hi!

Our deepest prayer for you is that through these various resources we can support – first and foremost YOU as a person,
– secondly YOU & YOUR SPOUSE AS A COUPLE and
– lastly YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN
so that your FAMILY may glorify God in everything they do.

DID YOU KNOW?

+ The Patron Saints of Parents are St. Joachim and St. Anne

+ You can find what the Church say about Family in the Catechesim of the Catholic Church (sections 2201-2206)

“They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’ He replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”
-Luke 2:48-52

“The future of the world and of the Church passes by way of the family”  -John Paul II

Resources:
Below are various orgs/companies/groups serving Parents, having them on this list is NOT an endorsement of their ENTIRE service.  Please do your own diligence to make sure they serve your needs.

+To strengthen your own faith knowledge and your own prayer life:

  1. 3 Minute Daily Retreat by Loyola Press
  2. Good News Ministries – faith formation for global Church
  3. Want to learn more?  Check out the Leaders section and go to some classes
  4. Catholic Online –  (see more in prayer & life)
    see more resource in PRAYER & WORSHIP Section

+To strengthen your marriage:

  1. AMERICAN CATHOLIC – 10 Tips for Married Couples: Love for the Long Haul
  2. COUPLE CHECK UP
  3. YOUR THRIVING FAMILIES
  4. FAMILY LIFE CENTER
  5. FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
  6. FR. COULTER & MARRIAGE
  7. MARRIAGE UNIQUE FOR A REASON
  8. FATHERSFORGOOD

+To strengthen your faith as a family (keeping your kids catholic)

  1. NFCYM FAMILY RESOURCES (Video)
  2. FAMILY LIFE CENTER
  3. HOME FAITH
  4. CATHOLIC PARENTS
  5. FATHERS FOR GOOD
  6. LIVE CATHOLIC
  7. THRIVING FAMILIES

 

Linda Ji, Director Pastoral Care & Family Life in all Stages

714-282-4203

lji@rcbo.org

Katie Dawson, Director of Parish Faith Formation
714-282-3060

kdawson@rcbo.org