USCCB — First released in 1971 and then updated in 1997, this latest edition considers both the opportunities and the challenges which the Church faces in an ever more global and secular society.
Liturgical Leader’s Videos
“Children’s Liturgy is about breaking open the Word of God for young people. The Liturgy of the Word for Children is not ‘Sunday school‘ or a catechetics class; it is not primarily a moment for catechesis. Rather, the Liturgy of the Word for Children is a component of the ritual prayer of Mass just as it is for adults.” – Diocese of Saskatoon
General Directory for Catechesis, Congregation for the Clergy, 1997.
National Directory for Catechesis, United States Conf. of Catholic Bishops, 2005.
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, USCCB, 2006.
Pastoral Statements of the US Bishops
Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization, USCCB, 2012.
In Support of Catechetical Ministry, USCCB, 2000.
Sharing the Light of Faith: National Catechetical Directory, 1979.
To Teach as Jesus Did: A Pastoral Message on Catholic Education, 1972.
Resources of USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis
Preaching and Teaching About the Sacraments, USCCB, 2015
Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living, USCCB, 2008
High School Curriculum Framework, USCCB, 2008
Papal and Curial Documents
Joy of the Gospel / Evangelii Gaudium, Francis, 2013
The Light of Faith / Lumen Fidei, Francis, 2013
Guide for Catechists, Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples, 1993.
Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community, International Council for Catechesis, 1990.
On Catechesis in Our Time / Catechesi Tradendae, John Paul II, 1979.
On Evangelization in the Modern World / Evangelii Nuntiandi, Paul VI, 1975