Human Sexuality Formation
The Church affirms that parents have the right and duty to be the primary educators of their children. However, giving children an adequate preparation for adult life, particularly with regard to the truth and meaning of human sexuality, can be difficult, especially amidst the confusing and sometimes harmful messages and trends in the broader culture. We are here to help.
In a society that promotes cheap, fleeting sex at ever younger ages, it has never been more important for parents to show their children the true meaning of love and sex, a meaning that far surpasses anything the world offers.
LoveEd is a brand new program that helps empower parents to teach both the theology and science of human sexuality within the context of God’s plan for love and life.
At a time when young people are asserting their independence, LoveEd gives parents the knowledge and support they need to discuss what is often (but doesn’t have to be!) an uncomfortable topic and helps parents and their kids develop closer relationships.
After a successful launch of LoveEd in November of 2017, we now have 16 parishes equipped to offer this program to parishioners. Be sure to check back often for information on events hosted by a parish near you!
Christ the King (February and March dates) - Registration deadline February 14th.
St. Robert's (February and March dates) - Registration deadline February 21st.
St. John Paul II Newman Center (March dates) Registration deadline has passed but limited late registrations will be accepted. Time correction- Fathers and high school age sons, Sunday March 25th at 4-6pm
St. Peter's (March dates) Registration deadline has passed but limited late registrations will be accepted.
Holy Trinity Parish, Hartington, NE (April dates) Registration deadline March 21st
Our Power To Love is a versatile, easy to read book on fertility appreciation written by medical and theological experts at Family Honor, Inc.
It incorporates the physiology of sexual maturing within Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, and teaches the basics of fertility appreciation within the larger context of the virtue of chastity.
Designed to prepare and empower parents, the primary educators of their children, to evangelize about the truth and meaning of God’s gift of sexuality, this book is a primary resource selected by the Human Sexuality Formation Committee for use throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Our Power to Love Flier.
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Now available in Spanish!
Age-appropriate teaching inspired by the masterwork of St. John Paul II. Click here to learn more. By creating a program that is simple and straightforward, not too “heady” (which, we admit, advanced study of Theology of the Body can be) and not expensive – we make this easy and rewarding to teach. You don’t have to be a Theology of the Body expert to use our program. (But we do offer Teacher Training to enable you to give even more.)
Teacher training will be held June 12th in Omaha and June 13th in Norfolk. Free to attend! Lunch provided. Drawing for free Grade Level Curriculum materials at the end of the workshop ($90 value). Registration coming soon!
Check out the flier for more details.
TeenSTAR is a developmental curriculum which uses learning one's fertility pattern to teach responsible decision-making and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior and enhances teens' self-understanding and self-esteem. Click here to learn more.
Training coming 2018!
Encountering the harmony of Man, Woman, and Creation through film, the Humanum video series is both beautiful and inspiring.
The Diocese of Lincoln has produced these helpful videos for teaching Theology of the Body for grades K-12.
This encouraging article referencing the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Survey shows most teens aren't having sex and their top reasons for waiting points to morals and values.
Click here for information on Same-Sex attraction.
Catholic Medical Association Cites Alarming New Study Warning Suicide Risk Nearly Double Among Adolescent Girls Who Use Hormonal Contraceptives
Article on why Catholic schools should scrap Scholastic Book fairs.
Resources now available in the Archdiocese Media Center.
The committee, with the ongoing encouragement, support and guidance of Archbishop Lucas, includes clergy and laity representing the fields of education, medicine, and psychology across the archdiocese including urban and rural schools and parishes.
After more than a year of prayer, research and review, the archdiocesan Human Sexuality Formation committee is ready to help. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there are several very good resources and programs that can be used in a variety of ways in a parish, a school or even at home.
For more information call 402.551.9003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org