Faith First Legacy Edition
RCL Benziger, publisher
See Catechist Guide, Faith First Legacy Edition for your grade level
Welcome to Faith First, an overview of the Faith First series. Catechist Workshop, Tips for getting started as a catechist, with a focus on the age group you will be teaching.
For each lesson: Background, Teaching Tips, Outline of Lesson, Alternate Activities to enhance your lesson.
Check with your parish Religious Education Leader — he or she may be planning a meeting for catechists to review using the Catechist Guide.
NEW! for Catechists and Teachers
Personal Enrichment — Ask an Expert, Catechist Prayer and more.
Lesson Resources — Includes Chapter Downloads and Online Lesson Planning
Background Resources — Tour of a Church, Bible Stories, Saints Correlation, etc.
NEW! Catechist Resources section
Practical ideas for each month of the year.
A section on How Children Learn, with suggestions and examples for teaching children who have different learning styles.
Links to other sites of Catholic interest.
About Faith First Legacy Edition
Kids’ Clubhouse (Grades 4-6)
Faith First activities, games, "The River Road Adventures," (a serialized story that kids help write), movie reviews by kids, tour of a church and more.
Faith First for Families
Games, Bible Stories, Family Prayer, Questions Kids Ask and more.
Catechist Enrichment Resources — Articles for personal enrichment under Signs of the Times and Digging Deeper and activities for Feasts & Seasons, Social Justice, Spirituality, Prayer, and more.
The Lives of the Saints – Downloadable activities and the story of a saint. A new saint is profiled each month.
Click on Catechist Corner to exchange ideas with other catechists.
Each issue contains an article on Preschool. If you don’t have a subscription to "Catechist," check with your parish religious education leader to see if he or she has a subscription for the office.
Some activities can be downloaded; some need to be used with the magazine. Don't miss these Catechist.com topics:
For tips on using the magazine — In the Catechist.com menu, choose About, then choose Ways to Use Catechist Magazine.
In the center of the page, click on: Catechist Keyboard — activities found in the current issue of "Catechist." Some of these can be downloaded.
Feeding My Soul – prayer for catechists
Craft Clip – Ideas for using ordinary household items in crafts and other activities
From the Field – Ideas from other catechists
Note: These links include activities for various age groups. You will need to look for the age group you are teaching.
Click on Current Issue of Religion Teacher's Journal in left-hand column. Some articles are highlighted in blue. These can be downloaded.
If you don’t have a subscription to Religion Teacher’s Journal, check with your parish religious education leader to see if he or she has a subscription for the office.
Under Catholic Catechist, click on Free Files.
Continue with“Scroll down for resources, etc.”
Find activities and prayer services for:
- Holidays and Religious Seasons
- Family Fun Day Activities
- Catholic Social Teaching
Resources provided are for various age groups. Check individual sections to find resources for the age level of your class.