Catechist Guides

The Catechist Guide provides practical, easy-to-follow directions for presenting the material in each lesson of the Candidate Edition. The Catechist Guide also supports the work of catechists in many other important ways. Each lesson plan in the Catechist Guide includes

Objectives that state the learners’ goals for each lesson of the Candidate Edition.

  1. Key Ideas that summarize the major points of the Catholic Tradition covered in the lesson
  2. Background and Insights that provides theological and scriptural background and information on the psychological and spiritual development of adolescents
  3. Teaching options that give suggestions for one-hour, 90-minute, or longer sessions
  4. Teaching process that offers step-by-step directions for using varied and effective teaching methods
  5. Called to Serve feature that suggests a possible group service activity
  6. Reproducible Handouts that support and augment the lesson content
  7. Reproducible Notes for Parents and Sponsors that offer lesson-by-lesson suggestions for ways in which parents and sponsors can support their young persons’ Confirmation preparation

Confirmation Director’s Manual

The All-Purpose Hands-On Handbook

Updated to reflect the revised Order of Confirmation.

Here’s a manual packed with the creative ideas and practical suggestions you’ve been looking for to energize and motivate candidates, and to involve parents and sponsors.
  • Two detailed guides for one-day retreats: one to build community among the candidates, another to bring sponsors and candidates together in faith-sharing experiences
  • Plans for the Confirmation liturgy and related rites
  • Background theory, theology, and history
  • More than 30 reproducible handouts − letters, flyers, registration forms − ready to customize
  • Sturdy spiral binding makes the handouts easy to reproduce on a copier, or print copies from the free digital files

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