PROGRAM FEATURES


Select the Sacramental Catechesis That Fits Your Needs! 

RCL Benziger opens the way to effective sacramental catechesis by offering you a choice of sacramental programs for Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Scripture, Doctrine, ritual, and prayer are stressed throughout every program,

Reconciliation: Pardon and Peace
Eucharist: We Give Thanks and Praise

Using a story-telling approach, this program connects Scripture with real-life stories and invites children to live God’s Word. The foundations of Reconciliation: Pardon and Peace and Eucharist: We Give Thanks and Praise are Sacred Scripture, Church teaching, life experience, ritual, and prayer.

Each lesson begins with an engaging story that connects with Scripture to invite children to a living relationship with God’s Word. The four-part A Little Catechism provides a comprehensive review of basic Catholic doctrine. Family involvement is encouraged every step of the way as children journey to the celebration of the Sacraments and to continued growth as disciples of Jesus.

ONLINE FAMILY GUIDES
Downloadable, printable Family Guides are available online and are loaded with prayers, activities, and support to help parents and families prepare children to
celebrate the Sacraments.
CATECHIST GUIDES
Each chapter of the catechist guide offers doctrinal background, questions for personal reflection, and prayer. Clear learning objectives, lesson plans, optional activity and resource suggestions, and reproducible masters are provided for each lesson. Bilingual Spanish/ English available.
ONLINE PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S MANUALS
Downloadable, printable Program Director’s Manuals are available online, offering support to Program Directors who facilitate the Reconciliation and Eucharist preparation programs.
MUSIC
Music energizes the prayer experiences of children and supports the theme of the lessons. Bilingual lyrics are included in each catechist guide and
student edition.

Reconciliation:
We are your people, the sheep of your flock
Eucharist: Do this in memory of me

This flexible program uses liturgical catechesis to engage children through ritual and forms them as they meet Christ in the celebration of the Sacraments. A beautiful keepsake book prepares children with lessons that include ritual, Scripture, Catholic doctrine, liturgy, a faith choice, and related activities for the entire family. Each book includes daily prayers, a glossary, and a certificate.

This program:
• Is rooted in sacramental prayer and theology
• Includes the elements of ritual, prayer, Scripture, doctrine, and reflection
• Is centered in community, which “lives, celebrates, and bears witness to the faith” (General Directory for Catechesis 68)

CATECHIST GUIDES
Along with clear objectives, solid background, and a simple lesson planning process, the guides provide an opening and sending forth ritual for each chapter, additional activities, glossary, lyrics for songs, Scripture plays, and more! Available in Spanish.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S MANUALS
These manuals enable you to customize your program for younger children (ages 7–9) and older children (ages 10–14). Two special sections provide resources for the
celebration of the restored order of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation and for preparing older children (ages 10–14) for the celebration of the Sacraments.Available in
Spanish.

FAMILY GUIDES
Provide families with effective catechesis whether you ask parents to reinforce your sessions or to prepare their children completely at home. Each easy-to-accomplish fourstep lesson begins with a family ritual and concludes with an activity and a closing prayer. Available in Spanish.

MUSIC
Music developed in partnership with Oregon Catholic Press, contains a variety of liturgical and catechetical songs for Penance and Reconciliation and Eucharist. A mixture of Spanish and English songs and selected instrumental tracks are provided.

Confirmation: Filled with the Holy Spirit, they proclaimed the Lord Jesus
Through understanding and reflection on the eight elements of the Rite of Confirmation, young people are invited to experience God through ritual and to continue growing as disciples.

Confirmation invites young people to experience God through ritual, reflect on the eight elements of the Order of Confirmation, and live a life of service to the Church’s mission. It includes the elements of ritual, prayer, Scripture, doctrine, reflection, journal writing, faith sharing, and decision making.

CANDIDATE BOOK: In each of the eight chapters, candidates experience God through the power of ritual; explore and apply Scripture related to the chapter focus;
study related Church teaching; and enter into activities, discussion, and reflection.
SPONSOR HANDBOOK: Reflection and discussion questions for each chapter help sponsors and parents accompany the candidates as they prepare to be confirmed.
CATECHIST GUIDE: This easy-to-use guide enables catechists to customize their sessions for younger and older adolescents in order to best match the age and
maturity level of the candidates for Confirmation.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S MANUAL: This comprehensive manual includes: articles by experts; prayers and retreats; reproducible pages for parents, families, and the parish community; mystagogical sessions; and a program evaluation. Planning has never been easier!

Explore the meaning of rituals, symbols, gestures, and prayers to promote active participation. This program is designed to touch the heart as well as the head, engaging children using story, Scripture, doctrine and prayer. Available for both Primary and Intermediate levels, in English and Bilingual Editions.

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Explore the meaning of rituals, symbols, gestures, and prayers to promote active participation. This program is designed to touch the heart as well as the head, engaging children using story, Scripture, doctrine and prayer. Available for both Primary and Intermediate levels, in English and Bilingual Editions.

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Use a ritual catechesis to lay the foundation for an experience of the sacraments that leads children to an appreciation and knowledge of the mysteries of our faith. Use this program with 7-9 year olds, or 10-14 year olds. The extensive Program Director Manuals provide helpful tips and articles, meeting plans, and special resources for celebrating the restored order of the sacraments of initiation. Both English and Spanish Editions are available.

Use a ritual catechesis to lay the foundation for an experience of the sacraments that leads children to an appreciation and knowledge of the mysteries of our faith. Use this program with 7-9 year olds, or 10-14 year olds. The extensive Program Director Manuals provide helpful tips and articles, meeting plans, and special resources for celebrating the restored order of the sacraments of initiation. Both English and Spanish Editions are available.

Confirmation is an immediate preparation program that invites younger and older adolescents to experience God through ritual, reflect on the eight aspects of the Confirmation rite, and become full and active disciples of Jesus Christ. By supporting the goals of Confirmation catechesis outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Confirmation calls young people to intimate communion with Jesus, lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit, and active responsibility for the Church’s mission while centering sacramental preparation within the parish community of faith.

Confirmation: The Gift of the Spirit for junior high and early high school candidates for Confirmation, uses reflection, prayer, Scripture, doctrinal review and activities to invite candidates to become actively involved in their preparation for the Rite of Confirmation.

Integrate Scripture at the core of every lesson and remind children that everything in life is a gift. As Catholics, we respond to God’s gifts throughout our lifetime as we celebrate the sacraments with thanks and praise. This series provides a complete Family Guide for the Hispanic Community which contains a Spanish translation of the child’s books.

Integrate Scripture at the core of every lesson and remind children that everything in life is a gift. As Catholics, we respond to God’s gifts throughout our lifetime as we celebrate the sacraments with thanks and praise. This series provides a complete Family Guide for the Hispanic Community which contains a Spanish translation of the child’s books.

This bestselling program includes child's book, family guide, catechist guide, program director's manual, and celebrations book.

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