RCL Benziger is here to support you, the administrators, teachers, and catechists, as you continue to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children and families. During this challenging time, we invite you to take advantage of free 30-day access to our religion curriculum and to explore our many free online resources that will help you prepare easy-to-use lesson plans.

Check back regularly as our resources are continuously being updated.

 

RCL Benziger’s main website, https://www.rclbenziger.com/ offers an overview of our materials and a wide variety of resources.

 

Free Catholic Resources, available at https://www.rclbenziger.com/catholic-resources include prayers and activities for use in the home.

OurFamilyFaith.com features downloadable faith formation models that guide parents, families, and directors of religious education programs in using our resources in the home.

As spring arrives and as the celebration of Earth Day nears, take time to revisit and reflect on Laudato Si’, in which Pope Francis calls us all to take responsibility for the care of our common home. Resources for children and families are available at https://www.rclbenziger.com/catholic-resources and at https://www.rclbenziger.com/laudato-si-on-care-for-our-common-home.

Additional Family Resources:

  • Our Family Devotions (prayers and activities from around the globe)
  • Our Family Gathers (seasonal celebrations for families)
  • Our Family Faith Resource Guide for Family Catechesis
  • Our Family Prays (prayers and devotions for feasts, seasons, and everyday life)

 

On Demand Webinars

Webinars for catechetical leaders, principals, diocesan school and parish leaders, teachers, and catechists are offered as follows:

 

Catholic Social Teaching Made Easy
Jeanne Hunt presents the “nuts and bolts” of Catholic Social Teaching along with practical ideas on how to make Catholic Social Teaching come alive in the classroom.
Start Time : Apr 29, 2021 02:46 PM
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/e-gzJBrHgpFyJ3yOukxqe4DXxIU_Mjlkyp4OucHvXrBiDd1a32ALHpws8Vy-Go1R.cO0VmNbqteYIcEgT
Access Passcode: 3f*8rPMY

 

Early Childhood Educators – Checking in on You!

Start Time:  Apr 15, 2021 03:30 PM
Join Pam Perrino as she shares ways to work effectively with young children and their families.  Simple self-reflection strategies you can use to check in on your ability to operate effectively while helping children navigate big emotions in little bodies.
Meeting Recording:  https://zoom.us/rec/share/5jT_llr4WEdFLTTJogmQCwi-aQn7ncbf0zVx-cNGpN9LYDKKv8yl6OkxIifkEIQg.Jdc_95TDLwErDz85
Access Passcode: w%hGd5U+

 

From Easter to Pentecost - Celebrate the Season!
Start Time: Mar 11, 2021 02:18 PM
Join Amy McEntee as she shares ways to embrace and celebrate the 50 days of Easter!
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/WCfjqrdQiMT8kJsnMW5WHGq_M2xzIpYFdJuRnH63FtbgEluVYxshBaE2uTQk42B_.oxgegMgkosNAXwz8
Access Passcode: +sB8bSn7

 

Lenten Retreat with Fr. Richard Fragomeni
Start Time: Feb 11, 2021 02:40 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Father Richard as he guides us through a 90 minute reflection on healing and unity on this World Day of the Sick.
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/4IewtookB_oSdnG4uX1c5M7X94-EddLS-1p-Z4FxlI_ZD4FcVDTbUmTQORlKnT8.utpJRMqk7JXV4AhP
Access Passcode: 00FzyZd#

 

Mary, Model of Hope - An Advent Retreat
Start Time: Dec 10, 2020 01:32 PM
Sister Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/NvXCtPlsQkCg-25rcSUDIP5MdO36qK30PlO1LDmocFHWoxtk2GWaODAfetq8BCYi.-JcdCgTc1siVz0pc
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Countdown to the New Liturgical Year
Start Time: Nov 12, 2020 02:05 PM
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/lbvjc89_ywJfdFK8c4uC2_3cD1XZv_rJr-HmaDusdmz0WzdDgqkbc08UA3xr9fmz.P5jYPLX0_vFxKNdS
Access Passcode: 3...A#iD

 

La Familia a La Luz Del Nuevo Directorio De La Catequesis
Start Time: Oct 27, 2020 12:39 PM
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/j_6xFD6XF6j0Cv8A1-gslxrgYvvcLs7ozFTvSRRL27z2YbeHmU-ZL2YB8QrGrWNd.rtdJoDiAhqPZRqeY
Access Passcode: &KP5hWuo

 

Vive la Navidad en tu corazon y en tu familia
Live Christmas in Your Heart and Family (Christmas)
Date: December 16, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/VwugQ9zIBdthGVVZtMkSenZIUzVHQZ5JfdPVwMGgg9hN1m6CU-MFoV6i0d01AuLS.6TxGDNlkpPNMatBf
Access Passcode: +*9g+g4R

 

Por Maria nace Jesus en nuestras familias
Through Mary Jesus is Born (Advent)
Date: December 9, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/S0GbxOynr3NuEsN74Ua5KzKYuY_yR2RP8OAWkXf0dHPf6Nq2c9_pjegay4y1yWAB.dRKjDUSX5Bxg5mXq
Access Passcode: *jv+@541

 

Vivir el Adviento con la Palabra de Dios
Live Advent with the Word of the Lord
Date: November 18, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/OSuv7HnAti-kW0KdSAmMv50uvR5obzxXYO6DZQ6BLl6MVK0AiJO3-MkaamZ6cRSa.52CPelOxYsbAZs7x
Access Passcode: ?P%Q6gG#

 

Claves para conocer la Encíclica Fratelli Tutti
Keys to Know the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti
Date: November 4, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/VYx4nPw0glhDnYiEfV4JK4s1zbpDdET1XCvefsPhpCw2DMQ-gvGudlCSSXxtmi7K.QenG2UYVP_h7lKeQ
Access Passcode: 0!Pjr5hP

 

La Familia a La Luz Del Nuevo Directorio De La Catequesis
The Family in light of the New Directory for Catechesis
Date: October 27, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/lr9ZQEfYCEOT7uhcBu6YIIG_1o8DJu4Q20RrR_WYJV0EwwiJCpGrBv9Umi31KWxz.cYYFa9n9wF0HWBER
Access Passcode: &KP5hWuo

 

10 Ensenanzas de Francisco para vivir el discipulado misionero
10 Teaching of Pope Francis to Live the Mission

Date: October 21, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/0KpJ7yIhE5-2ialnZHpIJp-Wnj2SYOWXO49HsqguaWUdsEuhwIT2p4mkeYukeZ7c.38KyAwDmevf50Nno
Access Passcode: xg^hQ501

 

Am I Supposed to Close My Eyes? Leading Prayer Online
What will be covered:

  • Key considerations for planning prayer online
  • Tech tips for optimizing the prayer experience
  • Ideas for leading traditional prayers (Examen, Lectio Divina, Rosary) and other prayer forms

Date: Tuesday September 22, 2020
​Presenter: Amy McEntee
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/cIkJkI9cQgp2ps7tYmR1Ed4u1zxjj9TH7IgEueqHkO-_Qxl4C3oqbABWddiz80d7.mpmB2Z8oY24oBDfD

Access Password: bM@?2e+4

 

Zoom in Abundance! Building Vibrant Faith Communities
Key Concepts:

  • We can do this!
  • A great way to keep connected
  • A great gift for life-long learning

Date: Thursday October 22, 2020
​Presenter: Sr. Donna Ciangio, O.P.
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/A582rtxmEtlS_9naYoKEB6-6soGk-kKq5IAv_0S_K8RtqI3QAoIadhEpmIDFLRqY.o0izPdLxzwVDT8s-

Access Password: Bnau2e!x

 

Bite-Sized Catechesis:  Tips and Tricks for Online Faith Formation 
If you are worried about overwhelming families by moving to home-based faith formation, this 45 minute webinar can help. 

Participants will:

  • Examine a teaching and learning method that provides catechesis in bite-sized chunks
  • Review a template for creating short, focused, engaging lessons with suggestions for how to use them for faith formation at home, in a classroom setting or on-line
  • Although digital delivery will be emphasized, tech-free examples will also be included

Date: August 18, 2020
​Presenter: Amy McEntee
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/1O57PbDd5k9ORavA4UDRGbA-EKH-X6a82iAbrvENmUzKcY0b-X7Z317kweeeuxyX

Access Password: 15G^9G&b

 

Teaching Religion Online:  Sharing the Gospel While Sharing Your Screen 
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, but the spaces in which we share that Good News look quite different.  This 45 minute webinar will examine essential considerations and practical suggestions for engaging children and families in a digital catechetical process.  We will explore how to get organized, set expectations, and create a welcoming online environment where the love of Jesus is proclaimed.

Date: August 6, 2020
Presenter: Amy McEntee
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/1NRSF7Kvr35ISNLg6WiGY5cfMYTVX6a81yBK_qAExR3pw-6M-yIWFX9KRjSzVp_1
Access Password: @w7Va+Jv

 

DIY – Do It Yourself VBS for Families – Ideas for Families, Parents, Grandparents
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Presenter: Barb Robless

Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/4ZBbL5bKzHlLEo3n4Uv9XqoIAqvneaa81ygXq_MOyBvuQUy2k_AOolKuEhvt21sE
Access Password: 9t**!s^3

 

DIY – Do It Yourself VBS for Families – Ideas for Leaders
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Presenter: Barb Robless
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/9OMyNu7Z2yRLf7Pt1WbaaLcxMqHrT6a81Ccc_6JexUqcjIgBFKUWq4EviSNJmwoU
Access Password: 4A=y*Lu8

 

Vivir la Fe en Casa
Fecha: Miércoles 17 de junio del 2020
Presentador: Juan Carlos Moreno

Enlace a la grabació​n​: https://zoom.us/rec/share/wdFrLYv-xHpOZIHKxXvvZ_VwQ7_Aeaa803cY_fFcmEy3k29V6nRElkz5aGj3eC-q
Contraseña de acceso: 5r$x#.%s

 

Living the Faith at Home
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Presenter: Juan Carlos Moreno

Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/2vxaHbXx7zNOUq_ds2XvX7YxAt_5T6a82yIY8_EEnUzN4dgoI4ylK5s2do4Oifx1  
Access Password: 1x*0a=?7

 

NCCL Witness Virtual EventBefore, During, and After COVID-19: The Sacramental Life of the Church
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020  
Sponsored by: RCL Benziger

Our panel of experts take a look at the theology behind the sacramental life of the Church and discuss the implications and opportunities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panel Discussion: https://vimeo.com/426024319

 

RCL Benziger invites you to a free online retreat called, Following Jesus during Holy Week.
This retreat is being offered in Spanish to support you on your journey during Holy Week.

To help sustain the faith of Spanish/bilingual-speaking catechists and pastoral leaders RCL Benziger is pleased to make available an Online Biblical Retreat prepared by Marcelo Murúa, author and writer for RCL Benziger.

Access to the retreat "Seguir a Jesús en Semana Santa” (Following Jesus during Holy Week) is free! You may access it at any time from your smart phone, tablet or computer at the following link: https://mmurua.wixsite.com/ret-semanasanta

 

NCCL Witness Virtual Event: Navigating Digital Catechesis
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020  
Presenter: Amy McEntee Project Manager, RCL Benziger

The digital environment has been transforming the ways in which we think, communicate, and learn, even before the pandemic. Drawing from Scripture and the wisdom of the Church, as well as best practices in eLearning, this session examines essential considerations and practical suggestions for engaging families and individuals in a digital catechetical process—both now and in the future.

Navigating Digital Catechesis: https://vimeo.com/426022276

 

Families and Faith Formation Leaders:  Learning to Be Courageous
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020  
Presenter: Pam Perrino

Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/5O5nALv27HNLQqvV1HvFebE5Q9vfT6a8gCAcqaJczkfAuv62TlzMJzjJHLfd-4K0
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Early Childhood Professionals:  Finding Strength in Uncertain Times
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020   
Presenter: Pam Perrino

Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/yPJaEorC5iBOR9KczlqCZbV4FIjFT6a81ydL__Vemh7AHdgYoZMSMW_f_nGHXUuA
Access Password: 5J+p#q?O​

 

Saints in Action: Strategies to Make Saints Come Alive (This is a repeat of the April 21 Webinar.)
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020   
Presenter: Jeanne Hunt

Target audience: Teachers, catechists, and parents
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/__FTN6Ou9kNOb7OWsl3iAaAAQaDPT6a8hnRMrvFbyUuIL2gTDLq5-3bIBELrxhdB
Access Password: 5A!$44+t

 

Saints in Action: Strategies to Make Saints Come Alive
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020   
Presenter: Jeanne Hunt

Target audience: Teachers, catechists, and parents
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/1e8vd4r32GZOAaPvyG75XekEPdzGaaa8gSMW-KAImRrAR_-3VJNPHtJuhjtb0iqR

Access Password: 6m@.48N%

 

Embracing Our Role as Elders: Guidance and Encouragement for Grandparents
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020  
Presenter: Dr. Tim Hogan
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/3fNacOiur2RJaJGU41vZBPE5E4fcaaa80yRN-voOzEddlP0-uzNTfCJyjfdt7aB5

 

Resources for Parents
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 
Presenter: Dr. Tim Hogan
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/4JFycLfeymFLY4nA1BDGAekBDpzpX6a8hyUf86VZmk02ZShuqes0ANtN9areK4DO

 

Spirituality for Leaders During Today’s Pandemic
Date: March 26, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Tim Hogan
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/181ZHoju5zpLcLOTz3vyfYAnMdnnT6a80yBI-_UEmEjvCTW0kuumIuxJwk4SuLCE

 

For Teachers & Catechists

Our school and parish programs include many resources that are perfect for use in the home. At this time, we are offering you free access for 30 days to our digital curriculum and additional resources available on Flourish. Contact your sales representative for help in setting up your free access. Here is what is available to you:

 

Blest Are We Faith in Action (Grades K-8) Digital Resources available through Flourish, our online digital platform:

  • eBooks for children, catechists, and teachers
    • eAssessments (Cohesive Assessment System)
    • Feast and Seasons lessons
    • Training videos for catechists and teachers
  • Assessment eBooklet (grades 1-8)
  • Activities & Projects (grades 1-8)
  • Director’s Resource
  • Family Resource (grades 1-6)

 

Blest Are We Faith in Action (Grades K-8) Print Resources:

  • Student books
  • Catechist and Teacher guides
  • Activities & Projects (grades 1-8)
  • Assessments: Chapter & Unit Tests (grades 1-8)
  • Family Resource (guides families step-by-step in teaching the lessons at home)
  • Director’s Resource

 

Blest Are We Faith & Word (K-8) and Bendecidos (1-6) digital resources, including games and study guides, are available at http://blestarewe.com/.

 

Be My Disciples/Sean Mis Discípulos (Grades 1-8) Digital Resources available through Flourish, our online digital platform:

  • eBooks for children, catechists, and teachers
    • eAssessments (Cohesive Assessment System)
    • Feast and Seasons lessons
  • Assessment eBooklet (grades 1-8)
  • Activities (grades 1-8)
  • At Home Guide

 

Be My Disciples/Sean Mis Discípulos (Grades 1-8) Print Resources:

  • Student books
  • Catechist and teacher guides
  • Additional Activities
  • Assessment Tools
  • At Home Family Guide (guides families step-by-step in teaching the lessons at home)
  • With My Family (booklets contain the With My Family pages and activities from each chapter)
  • Program Director’s Resource 
  • Summer Program

Additional resources, including games, prayers, and activities, are available at http://bemydisciples.com.

 

Family Life (Grades K-8) Digital Resources available through Flourish, our online digital platform:

The Family Life K-8 program presents Catholic moral teaching and addresses key concerns of today’s Catholic schools and families.

  • eBooks for students and teachers
  • eAssessments
  • Parent Connection magazine
  • articles, activities, videos, parenting tips, and more!

 

Credo (high school) is also available for a free 30-day review.

The Credo series encourages students to live their lives in response to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Students are called upon to live as people of faith through prayer, reflection, and meditation.

 

Echoes of Faith Emmaus Edition digital resource is available on Flourish, our online digital platform.

Echoes of Faith Emmaus Edition leads catechists through comprehensive formation helping them to grow in their understanding of Church teachings, the role of the catechist, and methodology.

https://www.rclbenziger.com/Echoes-Emmaus

 

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