All of the resources of the Born of the Spirit catechetical series are developed at the National Office of Religious Education of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and are approved by the CCCB Episcopal Commission for Christian Education. It is designed to help enrich the faith-life of families, following the liturgical year, to assist the child and family in celebrating the Word of God together.
Rooted in Ignatian spirituality, Finding God presents the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church through active-learning techniques that allow children to participate, learn, and grow in faith and discipleship. This program engages the whole child—mind, heart, body, and soul. Children and families have the opportunity to pray and reflect, to explore scripture, and to find God in all things. Click here to learn more about Finding God.
Anchored in Sunday Gospel and the Mass, also a unique way to learn a complete doctrinal catechesis with the liturgical life of the Church. Click here to learn more about the Pflaum series.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program was designed by Maria Montessori in and further developed by Sophia Cavaletti and Gianna Gobi. Based on principles of the Montessori method, and utilizes materials such as infancy narrative figures, wooden sheep and shepherd, a model altar and a model baptismal font.
“The purpose of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is to assist the involvement of children and adults in a common religious experience in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant.” Click here to learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.