Faith First Legacy Edition
RCL Benziger, publisher
Mystery of God and Morality, recommended for 7th grade.
Church and Sacraments and Jesus in the New Testament, recommended for 8th grade.
See Catechist Guide, Faith First Legacy Edition for your grade level.
Welcome to Faith First Junior High, an overview of the Faith First series and the Junior High books.
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 who may be planning a meeting for catechists to review using the Catechist Guide.
Please also be aware that there is a diocesan designed process for teaching the Junior High material called "Teen Disciples."
Click here to learn more about this program.
Reflections on Contemporary Music
Want to see a Christian reflection on contemporary music? Fr. Mike can help you stay up-to-date with the music your kids are listening to. Check out his constantly evolving Top 10 list.
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.
Kids’ Clubhouse (Grades 7-8)
Game Alley, Make a Difference (service projects and monthly activities), Chapter Reviews, Movie Reviews by Kids, "Vista Falls Junior High" (interactive serialized story for teens) and more.
Faith First for Families
Games, Bible Stories, Family Prayer, Questions Kids Ask and more.
Click on CATECHIST Magazine, (2nd heading listed)
Click on Ways to Use Catechist Magazine box for helpful tips.
X out of Ways to Use Catechist Magazine box to see other choices.
Continue with “Click on Catechist Keyboard, etc.”
Click on: Catechist Keyboard – activities found in the current issue of Catechist. Some of these can be downloaded. Note: These links include activities for various age groups. You will need to look for the age group you are teaching.
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
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. See below for articles and activities that can be downloaded.
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.