Consult the Scope and Sequence
to select the doctrinal topics that
best connect to the week's
Sunday readings and whole
Click here to go to the Scope &
Then use the Connecting
Statements provided by Mary
to link the Word with the
Sessions. Mary has written
a series of 40 lovely adult
About 90 minutes each
Click here to see a sample.
|The scope and sequence for
Faith, Life & Creed is
systematic. All areas of Catholic
belief and lifestyle, Catholic ritual
and practice, are presented with
clarity and fidelity.
Go to the full scope & sequence
here. See all the correlations.
It is completely correlated
Use Growing Faith booklets
to support and expand the
learning. Growing Faith presents
a summary of the entire
Catechism, in plain English or
Spanish, with an Imprimatur. See
more about Growing Faith here.
Read the very important
overview of Faith, Life & Creed.
Click here to open it as a PDF.
Step 1: Liturgy
Mary discovered the secret to holding in balance the complete coverage of doctrine and the varied, grace-filled lives of the candidates and catechumens is to use the
Sunday liturgy as the starting point. Faith, Life & Creed provides a Breaking Open the Word session for every Sunday of the year. Through these sessions, the catechist
reflects with the catechumens and candidates the doctrine of the church that flows from the celebration of the liturgy over the course of a complete liturgical year.
Every celebration of the liturgy is an encounter with Christ. And every encounter with Christ stirs up questions of faith and belief within us. Faith, Life, & Creed
provides several examples of possible teachings that might respond to the questions raised in your session. And it provides a simple, clear connecting statement that ties
the experience of the catechumens and candidates directly to the teaching of the church. It couldn’t be simpler!
Step 2: Catechesis
Faith, Life, & Creed provides forty possible easy-to-use doctrinal sessions that flow naturally from the celebration of the liturgy and the liturgical year. Each session has
enough solid material for two hours of teaching. But what if your sessions are shorter than that? No problem. The material is easily adaptable to whatever length you
need. Each doctrinal session is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. And Faith, Life, & Creed provides helpful resource handouts—with complete copying
permission—for your catechumens and candidates.
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