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More than just explanation ... inspiration!

Covers all the main catechesis topics for the Catechumenate Period.

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Breaking Open the Word of Faith
Sunday discussion hand-outs

Provide something year-round! These monthly e-books include commentary for reflection, discussion questions, and an editable zone for adding your own RCIA information. To order by the week instead (uneditable), see our Liturgical Calendar.
$120 annual subscription
Discounted Price: $390 (Value: $425)
Save $$ by ordering everything below bundled as one package!
Order all resources for the Catechumenate Period; check this box only:
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$40 Salvation History:
From Adam and Eve to Jesus and Mary
PowerPoint Presentation with hand-outs
Explains how the Bible shows the story of mankind's need for and journey to salvation. Includes maps. Covers all the key Old Testament figures: Abraham, Moses, the prophets, etc., illustrated by photos of the Holy Land. Comes with a Catechist Guide and class hand-out that outlines the PPT.
for Windows
for Mac
$25 Nature and Function of the Church
PowerPoint Presentation
This PowerPoint Presentation is an easy overview of the founding of the Church, the Apostolic Succession, Scripture and Sacred Tradition, the 7 Sacraments, and the Mission of the Catholic Church. Comes with a Catechist Guide.
for Windows
for Mac
$30 Who's Who in the Catholic Church
PowerPoint Presentation with hand-outs
PowerPoint Presentation teaches the institutional, heirarchical structure and organization of the Catholic Church and the roles of everyone from the Pope to the Laity. Comes with a Catechist Guide, a class hand-out of definitions, and "The List of Popes". (Updated to include Pope Francis!)
for Windows
for Mac
$10 The List of Popes
hand-outs: additional license
Note:
This is included in the "Who's Who" PPT package above. Add this to the order only if you want copies for other uses in the parish or do not want the PPT.
PDF
$35 Confession: Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation
PowerPoint Presentation with hand-outs
PowerPoint Presentation includes, as an opening prayer, the Multi-Media Meditation "Father, Where Have You Gone?". Comes with a Catechist Guide and the hand-out "Preparing for the Sacrament". Covers: Why do we need this Sacrament? Is it scriptural? What happens during Confession? Why do we need to confess to a priest? How does it affect our lives? And more!
for Windows
for Mac
$10 Preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
hand-outs: additional license
Note:
This is included in the "Confession" PPT package above. Add this to the order only if you want copies for other uses in the parish or do not want the PPT.
PDF
$30 Christ’s True Presence in the Mass
and the Holy Eucharist

PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint Presentation covers how Christ reveals himself throughout the Mass to transform us into his likeness. Comes with Catechist Guide. Updated with new text from the Roman Missal's 3rd Edition.
for Windows
for Mac
$10 Behold! The Eucharist Lamb of God
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Explains the True Presence of Jesus in all parts of the Mass.
PDF
$20 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$10 Celebrating the Feast of the Archangels
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Separates the Church's teaching on angels from all other myths and New Age popularity of angels.
PDF
$20 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$10 Our Guardian Angels
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Explains angels' involvement in our lives in terms of how very important we are to God.
PDF
$20 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$10 Celebrating the Solemnity of All Saints Day
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Explains Church doctrine about sainthood, the communion of saints, and the unifying significance of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, in the context of the candidate's own calling to be holy.
PDF
$20 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$15 Defining Purgatory
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Explains Church doctrine using scriptures and quotes by Saints. (4 pages)
PDF
$30 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$10 Why Pray for Souls in Purgatory?
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Explains Church doctrine about why we commemorate All Souls on November 2nd and why we pray for the dead and offer Masses for them.
PDF
$20 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$25 Understanding the Book of Revelation
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Teaches the Catholic perspective of this confusing book of the Bible. It explains that the Book of Revelation is a loving, personal message from God. It's not just about End Times or the Second Coming of Christ; it's meant to make a difference in our daily lives today. Includes a glossary of the meaning of its symbolism. (7 pages)
PDF
$40 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$10 Seasons of the Liturgical Year
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
The Liturgical Year is a series of spiritual seasons. Uses Luke 21:29-33 and Revelation 20:1-4,11 to 21:2 to explain what the Church seasons are and the purpose for each in our own spiritual growth.
PDF
$20 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$30 Mary, Our Holy Mother
PowerPoint Presentation
Why Mary is called Mother of God, Mother of the Church, Virgin, The Second Eve, The Immaculate Conception, and why we believe Mary was “assumed” directly to heaven. Ends with the Multi-Media Meditation "Ave Maria". Comes with a Catechist Guide.
for Windows
for Mac
$10 The Immaculate Conception of Mary
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Explains grace and Church doctrine about Mary's Immaculate Conception in the context of celebrating salvation history, the Holy Spirit as Giver of Life, Mary's motherhood, and more.
PDF
$20 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$10 The Meaning of the Assumption of Mary
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Explains the doctrine of the Assumption of Mary and relates to our own personal growth in holiness.
PDF
$20 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$25 The Call to Discipleship
PowerPoint Presentation with hand-outs
Ties together Creation, Original Sin, Christ, Baptism, and our call to holiness. Comes with a Catechist Guide and class hand-out that outlines the PPT.
for Windows
for Mac
$10 Adoring the Gifts of God's Creation
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Social justice article to inspire people to become good stewards of nature and the environment.
PDF
$20 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$50 Four Traditions of Catholic Prayer
PowerPoint Presentation with hand-outs
Liturgy of the Hours, Stations of the Cross, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Rosary. Comes with a Catechist Guide
and a 7-page booklet on Praying the Rosary. Updated with new text of the Creed from the Roman Missal's 3rd Edition.
for Windows
for Mac
$20 Praying the Rosary's Luminous Mysteries
hand-outs: unlimited printing for RCIA
Leads the class through an exercise of prayer for spiritual growth. (5 page booklet) Includes new text of the Creed from the Roman Missal's 3rd Edition.
PDF
$40 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited
$15 Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
2-page hand-out: unlimited printing for RCIA

The first page ("Mercy: The Key to God's Heart") includes quotes by Pope Francis, short reflections, and prayers. The second page lists the 7 corporal and 7 spiritual works of mercy and includes ideas for how to serve in each type of mercy ministry. It uses Matthew 25:31-46.

PDF
$30 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing in one parish) PDF unlimited

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