We need your feedback to design home retreat baskets with guidance for families to practice or prepare for 1st Reconciliation & Holy Communion at home.
Whether the children you serve are learning in person, hybrid, or completely at home, we are looking to support families to practice and prepare for the sacraments at home.
In return for your feedback, we will send you one set of free samples or prototypes to review. After we send you materials, please fill out a digital form to share your thoughts.
We will use your comments to develop guidance for parents to use with a collection of materials, or "basket." We may also revise or make new materials to serve families based on your input. You have no obligation to make a purchase beyond the samples.
Click "add to cart" and complete the checkout process to apply for an introductory 20 minute phone call or Zoom meeting to discuss what guidance and materials your families could use at home. Afterwards we will mail you samples, and then send a digital form to collect your feedback.
If there is a lot of demand, we may select a limited number of participants. If you are affiliated with a church or school, please list the organization in your customer information. Thank you for your ministry of praying with children!
Did you know that Mustard Seed Training was originally formed to support adult faith formation?
We are especially passionate about formation that prepares parents of all literacy levels to support their child's spiritual growth. We aim to promote biblically-based (and research-based!) parenting strategies. Meagen Farrell transitioned to religious education after a career as a national teacher trainer in adult basic education.
Here are a few examples of ways our team has helped fellow catechists and parents so far:
- Launched Mustard Seed Family Prayer Sets in Advent 2020
- Gave First Communion Retreat baskets to parents at our local parish in Spring 2020
- Build a modified set of CGS level 1 materials to fit in a USPS Flat Rate Box to take as airplane luggage
- Created original materials by catechists for catechists such as empty tomb, scripture citation bookmarks, and parable figures