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God’s Own Making
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Between You and Your Child
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Mi libro de la Misa, Edades 7–9
We Believe and Pray, Grades 4–6
Sacraments Bilingual
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Confirmación
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Libros de oración
Mi Reconciliación y libro de oración, Edades 7–9
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Lifelong Learning
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The Compass Bible for Catholic Teens
My Big Book of Catholic Bible Stories
YOUCAT: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church
YOUCAT: Catecismo Joven de la Iglesia Católica
YOUCAT: The Youth Prayer Book
La Biblia católica para jóvenes
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Becoming a Parish of Mercy
The Wounded Body of Christ
Missionary Discipleship
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Directory for Catechesis (New Edition)
Directory for Catechesis (Spanish New Edition)
The NEW Directory for Catechesis—Highlights and Summaries
Catechism of the Catholic Church 2nd Edition
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
General Directory for Catechesis
National Directory for Catechesis

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3,2,1 Liftoff! Interactive Ideas for Supercharged Catechesis

Steve Botsford explores ways any teacher or catechist can effectively use technology to boost student engagement.

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Be an Evangelizing Catechist/Teacher

Become evangelizing difference-makers by answering the call to be a catechist and proclaim the Good news of Jesus. Tom Quinlan shares practical suggestions.

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Building a Church of Mercy

Using storytelling and theological interpretation, Deacon Doctor Matthew Halbach defines mercy and proposes attitudes and actions for building a more merciful Church.

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Catechesis and the Art of Accompaniment

Deacon Matt Halbach discusses the relationship between catechesis and the art of accompaniment, or how we are to evangelize.

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Connected Toward Communion: Envisioning a New Catechesis in the Digital Age

Daniella Zsupan-Jerome explores theological foundations for the ministry of catechesis in the digital age, considering our digital culture beyond the latest technologies.

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Catechizing with Symbols, Rituals, and Stories

Enhance catechetical programs and get families participating regularly in worship! Connect liturgical catechesis and family celebrations with tips from Kathy Hendricks.

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Catholic Education—Ever the Same, Yet Ever New

Catechesis is ever the same in message, yet ever changing in delivery. Paul Sanfrancesco, MEd, and Lou DeAngelo, EdD, explore how technology shares the Christian message.

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Creative Curriculum Development

Discover exciting and innovative strategies to help your students find God in all things through creative play with presenter Shannon Chisholm.

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Echoing the WORD: The Catechism, Transformation, and Conversion

Can an encounter with the Catechism lead to an encounter with the living Christ? Explore this and other questions related to the Catechism with Sister Maureen Sullivan.

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Effective Preparation for First Sacraments—Collaboration is Key!

Donna Eschenauer shares ways that collaboration can elevate and propel your sacramental program to new heights.

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Engaging Parents as Learners and Teachers

Sue Muldoon explores options for structuring family religious education that help parents to partner with their child’s catechist and empower them to grow in their faith.

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Engaging Parents in the Life of the Parish

Learn ways catechists can support parents’ efforts to enkindle faith in the home and keep them engaged in the catechetical life of the parish in a presentation by Kathy Hendricks.

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Experience Sacrament Preparation with a New App

Scott Kasch presents Sadlier’s sacramental preparation app, which combines technology with ritual, and includes original music and powerful video clips.

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From Passion to Pentecost: A Lenten Reflection

Kathy Hendricks presents a meaningful Lenten experience reflecting on six witnesses of Jesus’ Passion and Death and the connections each one makes to our own experience.

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The History of Catechesis: Seeking the Timeless

Carole Eipers shares key developments of catechesis’ history and reveals how to integrate these essentials into new efforts in ministry work today.

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Hearts of Justice: Forming Children Who Reach Out in Love to the World

Kristin Witte presents developmentally appropriate ways to help children respond to the Church’s call to protect life and serve vulnerable people both locally and globally.

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The Holy Family: Model of Mercy

Transform the “merciful moments” of daily life into a legacy for families with Kathy Hendrick’s view of mercy in action through the lens of family life.

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Include Us! It's Easier than You Think!

Discover tips, tools, and best practices from Charlene Katra that will make inclusion in your ministry more effective so that the Body of Christ is complete!

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Lead Us to the Water: Sacraments of Initiation and Ritual Catechesis

Discover the power of ritual in the life of the baptized as Tom Kendzia presents liturgical catechesis as the heart of faith formation and a challenge to live the message of Jesus.

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Let the Children Come: The What, Why, and How of Children's Catechesis

Kathy Hendricks examines essential elements of catechesis. Create artful, empowering, inspiring environments that gather children to learn, practice, and express faith.

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My Spirituality and the Spirituality of My Students

Reflect on the different stages of children’s spiritual development and find ideas for supporting each person’s special brand of spirituality with Sister Rosa Monique Peña.

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The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Our Lives

Donna Eschenauer explores the ongoing reality of the “outpouring of the Holy Spirit” and the profound meaning that this holds for our everyday lives.

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Pray All Ways

Kathy Hendricks examines different ways to pray, offers strategies to fit prayer practices into daily life, and presents ideas for teaching others various ways to pray.

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Sacramental Preparation: Time to Grow in Faith Together

Kathy Hendricks and Jim Devlin provide a tour of Sadlier’s sacramental preparation series including resources to support, enhance, and expand immediate preparation.

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Seeing with the Eyes of Saints

Barbara Sutton, DMin, explores the saints illuminated in the Saint John’s Bible, their place in the early Christian Church, and what their lives mean now in the 21st Century.

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Signs of the Son of Man

Michael Howard, MA, explores all four Gospel readings for Advent, highlighting the signs revealed in Sacred Scripture for the coming of the Son of Man.

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The Spirituality of Children: Today’s Prayers, Tomorrow’s Prophets

Sister Janet Schaeffler explores the characteristics of a child’s spirituality as well as things we can do—as catechists, teachers, and parents—to nurture that spirituality.

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Teaching for Discipleship: The Call, The Challenge, The Difference

Now is the time to emphasize the call of discipleship. Mike Carotta distinguishes teaching for discipleship from past approaches and practices that can help us all keep heart.

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The Order of Confirmation: Taking a Second Look at the Meaning and Message of the Sacrament of Confirmation

Donna Eschenauer provides an overview of the revised ritual for the Sacrament of Confirmation and offers practical tips seeing Confirmation as a journey, not a destination.

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Think Diversity, Not Disability!

Successfully include diverse learners in faith formation. Charlene Katra shares best practices to fully include people with disabilities and their families.

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Unity in Diversity

Deacon Doctor Matthew Halbach shares ways understanding has grown between mainstream Protestants and Catholics thanks to the modern ecumenical movement.

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Visio Divina: Seeing with the Eyes of Faith

Ignite the imagination of your young disciples. Barbara Sutton shares how to facilitate the process of sacred listening, seeing, contemplating, and praying with the Word.

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The Art of Universal Accompaniment

Charlene Howard, MA, explores how Missionary Discipleship can serve as a framework for embracing, cultivating, and being enriched by the diversity in our Church.

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7 Steps to Successfully Start Adult Formation

Discover seven steps to successfully start essential adult faith formation in your parish from Janet Schaeffler, OP.

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Encountering God’s Mercy: First Reconciliation Prep as a Family Conversion Opportunity

Connect themes of Catholic faith and family with Tom Quinlan. Invite parents to conversion in Christ and help them bring children to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Forming Innovative Catechetical Leaders

Colleen Moore, MDiv, shares how to form innovative catechetical leaders with practical approaches and adaptable resources for a variety of ministry settings and budgets.

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Heart and Soul: Missionary Discipleship in a Digital World

Learn how to accompany those immersed in a digital world. Andrea Chavez-Kopp, MEd, shares best practices for using technological tools to foster discipleship.

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Making the Family Connection in Catechesis

Kathy Hendricks explains how the family plays a vital role in passing along the faith and how the tasks of catechesis are most often carried out within the course of daily life.

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Sacraments for All

How does your parish prepare students with disabilities to celebrate sacraments? Charleen Katra, MA, shares her ideas to make the preparation process a joyful experience.

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Song, Story, Meal: Catechesis and Ritual Experience in Our Daily Lives

Meet God at Mass in Word, Meal, and each other with a presentation from Tom Kendzia, who shares how "love one another as I have loved you" is possible when we pray well as a community.

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So Little Time, So Much to Teach

Time is our most valuable gift. What’s the best way to use time in your catechetical setting? Susan Kay explores this question and offers suggestions to use time wisely.

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To Teach as Jesus Would Today

Discover tools for catechesis in the digital age. Lori Dahlhoff, Ed.D., explores educational practices, backward design and micro-learning, that effectively form faith.

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Who Me, Lead a Retreat?

Kathy Hendricks shares ways to plan and lead creative, engaging, deeply spiritual retreat experiences for parishioners of all ages and in any setting.

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Come and See Sacrament Preparation in a Whole New Light!

Explore Sadlier’s Believe • Celebrate • Live immediate preparation program for Eucharist and Reconciliation. Engage catechists, parents, children, and the whole community.

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3 Steps to Your Own Flipped Lesson Masterclass

In this 3-part Masterclass with Steve Botsford, MBA, MRE, you will discover how to create, share, and assess a flipped catechetical lesson for your religion education classes.

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The Sacrament of Confirmation: The Beginning of a Life-long Journey

Donna Eschenauer shows that the conferral of the gift of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation begins a life-long journey as true witnesses to Christ.

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Social Justice and the Millennial Church

Sarah Shutrop, MA, examines millennials’ interest in social justice and explores ways the Church may offer experiences to lead them into deeper relationship with Christ.

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Reimagine Catechesis Challenge

Discover how to reengage students and families in your faith formation program with five weeks of free resources and a live Q&A session.

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Three Things Every Catechist Needs to Know Today

Lori Dahloff, EdD, explores catechist formation and the three things every catechist needs to know today.

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Family Prayers and Rituals

Kathy Hendricks, MA, offers ways to encourage family faith through ritual and find new ways to incorporate prayer into the home.

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Christ In Us: Meeting the Needs of Today’s Catechetical Leaders

Deacon Matt Halbach, Executive Director of Catechesis, presents Christ In Us—Sadlier’s innovative catechetical series designed to support catechetical leaders in evangelization and catechesis.

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Family Faith Formation: Engaging and Building Capacity

John Collins shares ways to creatively engage families and accompany them on a family faith journey with Sadlier’s NEW Christ In Us!

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Christ In Us: Flexible Models at Your Fingertips

Deacon Matthew Halbach, PhD, and Steve Botsford demonstrate ways Christ In Us can be customized for multiple models and flexible lesson planning.

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Ministering to Catholic Kids in a Digital World 3-Part Masterclass

Harness the benefits of technology for religious education and form students as digital disciples with Andrea Chavez-Kopp.

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Called to Holiness: Creative Ideas for Teaching about the Saints

Kathy Hendricks shares creative ways to teach about the lives of the saints and apply them to young disciples’ daily lives.

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Remote Teaching and Distance Learning in Catechesis 3-Part Masterclass

Andrea Chavez-Kopp offers strategies to reimagine your religious education programs and support more families in this on-demand masterclass.

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Implementing the New Directory for Catechesis in Parishes

Unpack what the new Directory for Catechesis means for parish catechetical programs.

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Implementing the New Directory for Catechesis in Schools

Watch Deacon Matthew Halbach and Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp to discover what the new Directory for Catechesis means for Catholic Schools.

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Amplify Catechesis with Creative Use of Video

Steve Botsford presents strategies and tips for using video to amplify your catechetical sessions, engage your students, and increase comprehension

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The What, Why, and How of Family Catechesis During COVID-19

Kathy Hendricks examines the purpose of catechesis and offers creative ideas to help families pass on the Catholic faith during challenging times.

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Christ In Us: In-Step with the Wisdom of the New Directory for Catechesis

Deacon Matt Halbach presents how your catechetical program can align to the new Directory for Catechesis with Christ In Us.

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Catechetical Summit | Cumbre catequética

Register for a free event about catechesis in a digital world. | Regístrese para un evento gratuito sobre la catequesis en un mundo digital.

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Answering Pope Francis’s Call to Support Catechists

Pope Francis made a landmark statement on catechesis. Learn what his decree, Antiquum Ministerium, means for your ministry.

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Hispanic Catechetical Leadership: A Case Study

Dr. Gerardo ‘lalo’ Salazar discusses the growth of Hispanic catechetical leadership in the U.S. and how it is transforming the Catholic Church.

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Walking Together Toward Bethlehem: An Advent Retreat

Deacon Matt Halbach guides us in preparing our hearts and minds to receive the love of God this Advent season.

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Vatican II, Synodality, and the Future of Our Church

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Vatican II, Sister Maureen Sullivan examines Vatican II, Synodality, and the future of the Catholic Church.

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Catechist Stream | Religion and Sports: Teaming Up with Families.

Steve and Deacon Matt discuss the connection between faith and sports, with tips to support families as partners in the team of Christ.

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Challenges and Solutions in Youth Ministry

Scottie Biggs guides a discussion on today’s challenges in youth ministry and how we can use them to grow in our faith.

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