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Booklet by Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, Helps Parents Support Children Preparing for Sacraments
The cover of Janet Schaeffler's book is shown with a background of a sillouette of a family on a beach at sunset - father, mother, two children

February 15, 2024, Detroit – Is one of your children preparing for First Communion or Confirmation this Spring? The latest booklet by Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, Family Faith Conversations for Living Eucharist and Reconciliation, can help you to hove conversations with your children as they prepare for the sacrament – or to participate in Mass and the Sacraments in daily life.

Research has shown that parents can profoundly influence their children’s faith simply by speaking with them regularly about their own faith journey. “This booklet is designed to help you, as parents, engage in conversation with your child(ren) as you – by your conversations and your life – continually draw attention to God’s presence in their lives,” Sister Janet wrote in the introduction.

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Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP

A retreat leader and a consultant for catechists and adult faith formation leaders, Sister Janet previously served as Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit. She is a recipient of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) Distinguished Service Award. Sister Janet has also written numerous Advent reflection books and booklets to help in the faith formation of catechists and parents.

Family Faithful Conversations is available through Twenty-Third Publications or the Weber Shop at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. To order a copy, email webershop@adriandominicans.org or call 517-266-4035. 


 

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It's so important for families to have open and meaningful conversations about faith, especially during these significant milestones in a child's spiritual journey.



 

 

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