Bonus Resources

We’ve enhanced our lessons and support materials to help you to confidently prepare children for first Sacraments. You’ll find everything you need by choosing from the options listed below.

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Together in Jesus Program Director’s Handbook

Click here [English] [Spanish] to access the Together in Jesus Program Director’s Handbook.

Together in Jesus Online Assessments

Assessment of student comprehension is important for all disciplines. In addition to measuring student progress, assessment gives the catechist-teacher, parent, or program director an opportunity to gauge the effectiveness of his or her teaching methods. Testing in a faith formation program, however, comes with a special warning: Religion tests are not faith tests. Access the Together in Jesus assessments here: (English) (Spanish). Answer keys are available here: (English) (Spanish).

Special Learning Needs Guide: Together in Jesus: First Reconciliation

Here you can access the suggested accommodations for using Together in Jesus: First Reconciliation with children with special needs. (English) (Spanish)

Special Learning Needs Guide: Together in Jesus: First Eucharist

Here you can access the suggested accommodations for using Together in Jesus: First Eucharist with children with special needs. (English) (Spanish)

First Penance Prep Tips: Adaptations for Children with Special Needs

Click here.

Articles from Catechist, Catholic Digest, and Today's Catholic Teachers

Click here for a selection of articles

Family Activity and Memory Books Overview by Sr. Janet

Watch Sr. Janet Schaeffler as she gives an overview of this new addition to the Together in Jesus program.

Together in Jesus Lesson Review Templates

These Lesson Review Templates can be used to review what a child has learned after each lesson. They are especially helpful in sacramental preparation programs that include home study, and serve as one method to assure that the family/child completed the lessons at home (English and Spanish).

Reconciliation

Eucharist

Confirmation

Scope and Sequence At-a-Glance for Parents

One-page program overviews for the Together in Jesus program give parents a simple way to become familiar with each lesson.

First Reconciliation (English) (Spanish)

First Eucharist (English) (Spanish)

Confirmation/First Eucharist (English)

Correlation to Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Good News

Learn how to integrate Together in Jesus within your Good News sessions for Grades 2–3. Click here

First Eucharist Retreat Ideas

Here are some resources to help you plan for a First Eucharist retreat for children and families:

We Gather Together: A Family Retreat with Activities to Prepare for First Eucharist (Click here to preview). To order, click here.

Preparing for First Holy Communion (Prayer Service)

Watch the Family Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation Webinar with Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP.

Resources to Support Two-Year Sacramental Preparation Programs

We offer the following resources to supplement your parish or diocese’s two-year sacramental preparation program.
Special Learning Needs Guide: Together in Jesus: First Eucharist

Here you can access the suggested accommodations for using Together in Jesus: First Eucharist with children with special needs. (English) (Spanish)

First Penance Prep Tips: Adaptations for Children with Special Needs

Click here.

Music CD and Lyrics

Here are the song lyrics for the new Together in Jesus music collection for Reconciliation, Confirmation, and Eucharist, featuring songs by well-known Catholic composer John Burland.

To purchase downloads of the music, click here.

To order the music CDs, click here.

CD de música y letra

Aquí puedes encontrar la letra de las canciones para la colección musical en español de Pflaum, que contiene canciones del reconocido compositor católico John Burland.

Para pedir el CD de música, haz clic aquí.

Coloring pages

Share these free coloring pages with your children! Click here

Prayers to Know
Together in Jesus Lesson Review Templates

These Lesson Review Templates can be used to review what a child has learned after each lesson. They are especially helpful in sacramental preparation programs that include home study, and serve as one method to assure that the family/child completed the lessons at home (English and Spanish).

Reconciliation

Eucharist

Confirmation

Additional resources on the Mass and Sacraments for Families

Click here for a selection of articles

Together In Jesus Lesson Preview Videos

Three-minute Lesson Preparation Videos for Parents and Catechists.
To help you prepare your lessons, watch these short preview videos. Each video gives an overview of the lesson objectives, materials needed, and also includes helpful teaching tips.

First Eucharist (English) (Spanish)

First Reconciliation (English) (Spanish)

Confirmation First Eucharist (English)

Special Learning Needs Guide: Together in Jesus First Reconciliation

Here you can access the suggested accommodations for using Together in Jesus: First Reconciliation with children with special needs. (English) (Spanish)

Together in Jesus Online Assessments

Assessment of student comprehension is important for all disciplines. In addition to measuring student progress, assessment gives the catechist-teacher, parent, or program director an opportunity to gauge the effectiveness of his or her teaching methods. Testing in a faith formation program, however, comes with a special warning: Religion tests are not faith tests. Access the Together in Jesus assessments here: (English) (Spanish) Answer keys are available here: (English) (Spanish).

Video Links

These videos will help bring the message of the lesson to life. Play them in the session or share links with children and parents to extend the lesson in the parish or at home.

Reconciliation Video Links

First Eucharist Video Links

Confirmation/First Eucharist Video Links

Vídeos de Primera Eucaristía

Vídeos de Primera Reconciliación

Vídeos de Confirmación

Correlation to Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Good News

Learn how to integrate Together in Jesus within your Good News sessions for Grades 2–3. Click here

Glossary of Terms for Children to Know
Home Guide E-blasts for Parents

Here you will find downloadable PDFs for each session so you can share lesson summaries and video links with parents and families.

First Reconciliation: EnglishSpanish

Eucharist: EnglishSpanish

Confirmation First Eucharist: English

Scope and Sequence At-a-Glance for Parents

One-page program overviews for the Together in Jesus program give parents a simple way to become familiar with each lesson.

First Reconciliation (English) (Spanish)

First Eucharist (English) (Spanish)

Confirmation/First Eucharist (English)

Special Learning Needs Guide: Together in Jesus: First Eucharist

Here you can access the suggested accommodations for using Together in Jesus: First Eucharist with children with special needs. (English) (Spanish)

Together in Jesus Online Assessments

Assessment of student comprehension is important for all disciplines. In addition to measuring student progress, assessment gives the catechist-teacher, parent, or program director an opportunity to gauge the effectiveness of his or her teaching methods. Testing in a faith formation program, however, comes with a special warning: Religion tests are not faith tests. Access the Together in Jesus assessments here: (English) (Spanish)

Together in Jesus Lesson Review Templates

These Lesson Review Templates can be used to review what a child has learned after each lesson. The templates can be printed out, completed at home, and submitted as directed by your parish or school (English and Spanish).

Reconciliation

Eucharist

Confirmation

Coloring pages

Share these free coloring pages with your children! Click here

Prayers to Know
Additional resources on the Mass and Sacraments for Families

Click here for a selection of articles

Together In Jesus Lesson Preview Videos

Three-minute Lesson Preparation Videos for Parents and Catechists.
To help you prepare your lessons, watch these short preview videos. Each video gives an overview of the lesson objectives, materials needed, and also includes helpful teaching tips.

First Eucharist (English) (Spanish)

First Reconciliation (English) (Spanish)

Confirmation First Eucharist (English)

Special Learning Needs Guide: Together in Jesus: First Reconciliation

Here you can access the suggested accommodations for using Together in Jesus: First Reconciliation with children with special needs. (English) (Spanish)

Music CD and Lyrics

Here are the song lyrics for the new Together in Jesus music collection for Reconciliation, Confirmation, and Eucharist, featuring songs by well-known Catholic composer John Burland.

To purchase downloads of the music, click here.

To order the music CDs, click here.

CD de música y letra

Aquí puedes encontrar la letra de las canciones para la colección musical en español de Pflaum, que contiene canciones del reconocido compositor católico John Burland.

Para pedir el CD de música, haz clic aquí.

Home Guides

Here you will find downloadable PDFs for each session so you can review lesson summaries and share lesson-related video links with your child.

First Reconciliation: EnglishSpanish

Eucharist: EnglishSpanish

Confirmation First Eucharist: English

Glossary of Terms for Children to Know
Scope and Sequence At-a-Glance for Parents

One-page program overviews for the Together in Jesus program give parents a simple way to become familiar with each lesson.

First Reconciliation (English) (Spanish)

First Eucharist (English) (Spanish)

Confirmation/First Eucharist (English)