Resources for Parish Catechesis
"At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a Person, the Person of Jesus of Nazareth... The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ..."
- National Directory for Catechesis (NDC), p 55
The object of catechesis is communion with Jesus Christ. Catechesis leads people to enter the mystery of Christ, to encounter him, and to discover themselves and the meaning of their lives in him.
Preparation and Reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (new guidelines reflecting the above policy are currently being drafted)
Rite of Christian Initiation
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults — adaptable for use with high school age in RCIA context
"Understanding the Catechism" series (RCL) — this series has 4 volumes with a teacher's guide for each: Creed, Liturgy & Sacraments, Morality, Prayer
Our Catholic Identity Catechism Workbooks (RCL) — the adult version can be used with teens, and there are also books for grades 1–8
US Bishops' Catechetical Guidance
PUBLISHERS WITH MATERIALS ON BISHOPS' CONFORMITY LIST