In order to keep catechetical lessons faithful, relevant and effective, catechists need to explore their own faith and understanding of Scripture.and Catholic teaching Catechists of children and teens can find good quality background material for personal as well as ministerial application, activities to do with Scripture, and other lesson helps. Material on this site will be periodically updated.
"Catholic Resources" offer catechists help with lesson plans and personal spiritual development www.loyolapress.com
Our Sunday Visitor
Free resources from the Alive in Christ program http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/parish/catechist_formation/cf_catechists/39
Updates monthly on Teaching Catholic Kids http://www.teachingcatholickids.com/
Free resources from the Faith First program including ideas for each month of the year http://faithfirst.com/teachers/catechist-resources
Free resources from the Blest Are We program with background reading and learning activities. http://blestarewe.com/catechiststeachers
Free reflections and discussion questions on reading for each Sunday and holy day liturgy including activites for young people, families, and adults. https://www.sadlier.com/religion/catechist-cafe
Liturgy Training Publications
Excellent resources for breaking open the word with groups of any age. Celebrating the Lectionary is a series that uses Sunday reading as the springboard for weekly faith formation sessions. See the program website
Resources to support Catechesis of the Good Shepherd https://ltp.org/catechesisofthegoodshepherd
Children's catechesis - Resources that enrich scripture stories for children, including crafts, maps, skits, etc.
ordering information: www.pflaum.com/
Numerous resources for catechetical leaders and catechists working with preschoolers to adults.
Storykeepers Resource Kit
Available for purchase. A DVD based Christian education kit that allows catechists/teachers direct access to all 46 parables and jesus stories , in both English and Spanish. www.storykeepers.com/usa.html
USCCB website reference of Conformity Listing of Catechetical texts and series: