Not sure how to actually do the download?

Here’s our step-by-step guide for Windows users who are not very familiar with their computer.

Trying to read it on an iPad or other tablet or cell phone? Click here for instructions.

1. Go back to the email you received that has the link to the file of the resource you ordered. It looks like this:

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  • It includes a clickable link, that looks something like this:
    Download > Name of File.pdf (1.22 MB)

If you didn’t receive this email, which was automatically mailed to you as soon as you completed your purchase, look in your junk mail folder. If you still cannot find it, make sure your filters are set to accept all mail from the domain “catholicdr.com”. Then, contact us to have us resend the link to you.

2. When you click on the download link, a webpage will open where you’ll see your license and other instructions, and a download link for your product(s). When you click on this link, a pop-up box opens. Be sure to choose to “SAVE FILE”. It looks like this:

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Note: PDF files can be opened from this link, but do not attempt to print this copy! Your printer might not handle it well, because you’re actually printing off the internet. Instead, print it from your computer. You purchased a license to save a digital copy on your computer so that you can use it repeatedly in the future even if you lose the print-out. To solve this problem, instead of telling your computer to open the file, tell your computer to save the file.

3. When the “File Download” pop-up box appears, click the “Save” button. Save it on your computer’s desktop or in a folder where you can easily find it later.

4. Tadaa! You’re now downloading it from the CDR website to your computer.

After you’ve download it, then what?

If you do all this and it doesn’t work, you don’t have the right program to run it. There are instructions on the website for downloading the right program to make it work, and it’s probably free. See the Special Instructions page, but get a friend to help you if it seems mysterious to you.

If these instructions aren’t understandable enough, please find someone who can look over your shoulder and tell you what to do. I know it’s frustrating when the computer is unfamiliar. Surely you know someone who can lead you through this.

More help is provided here.

Beth Solis, a group facilitator in Oklahoma, says, "Our members asked us in the beginning if we minded taking things slowly so we could have time to really discuss each paragraph. We always have such great discussion! The PPT has been very helpful and is a nice addition."

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Feedback from a study group in Florida

Sylvia says, "This experience deepened my love for the Eucharist in ways I couldn’t imagine when we first started this course."

Karen says, "I never thought that I would read an encyclical. However, using the study guide made this experience so rewarding. It broadened my view about the Eucharist and my Catholic faith that makes me love and appreciate what Jesus did for us ever more deeply."

Tim says, "Being the only convert in the group, I ascertained a better and stronger understanding of the importance of the Eucharist, not only in the Mass but also in my daily life."

Jimmy says, "I learned so much about the Eucharist that was powerful and enlightening. This course helped deepen my faith and my appreciation for the Holy Mass."

Erin says, "It was amazing to get everyone’s perspective on the readings. And it deepened my love in the beautiful gift that the Eucharist is to all humanity for our salvation."

Shirley says, "This course was so enlightening. It was a gift that helped me grow in my faith."

Which PowerPoint Presentations cover what Sacraments?

An overview of all 7 sacraments is in the PPT
"The Nature and Function of the Church".

PLUS: The sacraments are also covered in the following PPTs:

Baptism - The Call to Discipleship
& it's further developed in
1. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
2. The Creed
3. Mission of the Redeemer

Eucharist - Christ's True Presence in the Mass
& it's further developed in
1. Life in Jesus
2. Who's Who in the Catholic Church
3. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
4. The Creed

Confirmation - The Sacrament of Confirmation
& it's further developed in
1. Salvation History
2. The Nicene Creed

Reconciliation - Confession: Sacrament of Healing
& it's further developed in
1. Who's Who in the Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick is covered primarily in
The Nature and Function of the Church

Holy Orders - Who's Who in the Catholic Church
& it's further developed in
1. Christ's True Presence in the Mass

Marriage is touched on in The Call to Discipleship