The resources listed here are all highly recommended. Some are directly catechetical, such as ‘Discovering God Within’; others have a wider scope and audience.
For example, Bethlehem Books publish outstanding catechetical titles, especially for the very young, as well as stories that inspire with the immeasurable richness and value of human life.
Some resources have a website link, others have a page here for direct access. Some are free, others require payment. All are a joy to see, read, watch or hear.
Since “Lockdown” Carol Ann Harnett has produced free resources for children’s liturgy and the family for her parish in Malvern. These are now being offered free for anyone who would like them. Please download and use these in your parish and family. It would help if you feedback using the email address on the activities if you found anything particularly useful.
Free Children’s Liturgy and Activities to be used in homes, parishes and schools: ADVENT 2021 (YEAR C) >>HERE<<
CHRISTMAS TO THE BAPTISM 2021 (YEAR C)>>HERE<<
January 2022 (Year C) >>HERE<<
February 2022 (year C) >>HERE<<
Lent 2022 (Year C) >>HERE<<
March Saints and Celebrations >>HERE<<
Holy Week and Easter >>HERE<<
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Year A June >>HERE<<
Saints and Celebrations June >>HERE<<
July Saints and Celebrations 7. July Saints and Celebrations 2023
This unique and ground-breaking video – in the whole field of Evangelisation and Catechesis – presents a hitherto unexplored video-methodology, which beautifully encapsulates the very essence of the ‘Pedagogy of God’. It has been recognised as a unique teaching aid, being engaging and stimulating, without diluting or undermining the orthodox catechetical message.
Wrapped in an imaginative adventure story, two children are taken back in time and space to Christ’s workshop in Nazareth where, in conversation with Him, they discover their innermost selves, and enveloped in Christ’s love and grace. He speaks only in words of Holy Scripture, which brings the Word of God alive in a spectacular way. Visit their site HERE
This publisher of children’s books is a small, home grown publishing company dedicated to restoring to children and families a treasury of wholesome, character-building literature.
Its work springs from the heart of its members, the Bethlehem Community of Benedictine Oblates which began in 1971. The books, many chosen from titles written in the past century, are rooted in the context of a Christian worldview. They are included here as an outstanding source of deeply effective story-telling. Visit their site HERE