Catechetical Manuals

The Catechetical Resource Center develops and produces materials to support catechetical education.

Among CRC’s products are the following:

Sacraments, the Spring of New Life a teaching manual for catechists. It is composed of 35 modules, 14 original songs on cassette tape, and 21 illustrations. The following outlines describe the scope of this material:

Chapter 1:

Sacrament of Baptism

  • A new life in Christ
  • Incorporation into the Christian community
  • Sacrament of faith
  • Celebration of the sacrament
  • Effects of the sacrament
Chapter 2:

Sacrament of Confirmation

  • Sacrament of Christian maturity
  • Sacrament of action
  • Sharing more fully in Christ’s
    kingly/priestly/prophetic roles
  • Celebration of the sacrament
  • Effects of the sacrament
Chapter 3:

Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

  • A memorial of Christ’s death and resurrection
  • A paschal banquet
  • Sacrament of presence
  • Pledge of future glory
  • Effects of the sacrament
Chapter 4:

Sacrament of Penance

  • A call to repentance
  • God forgives and reconciles
  • A continued personal conversion
  • Celebration of the sacrament
  • Effects of the sacrament
Chapter 5:

Sacrament of Annointing of the Sick

  • Christian attitude to sickness
  • Christ the healer
  • The healing church
  • Celebration of the sacrament
  • Effects of the sacrament
Chapter 6:

Sacrament of Holy Orders

  • Unique priesthood of Christ
  • Christ shares his priesthood
  • Ministerial priesthood of the ordained
  • Celebration of the sacrament

The three-volume Parish-Based Formation Program for Volunteer Catechists is based on the work of the Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (ECCCE) — particularly on their Basic Formation Program: Training Catechists for the 90s. The lessons in these books cover both the doctrinal input and teaching methodology.

From 1990 to 1998, there was a fully staffed and autonomous National Media Center for Catechesis, which produced full-color catechetical flipcharts with song cassettes, manuals and carrying cases for both elementary level and high school and many more innovative and appealing materials.

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