Connect! Catechist Guide - Year 1

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The Catechist Guide is the bread-and-butter of Connect! Bringing Faith to Life.

Each Guide contains full lessons laid out in an easy-to-understand, empowering way to lead tweens into a deeper faith, making deeper and deeper connections as they progress each year.

Product Details

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

Copyright: Dec. 14, 2021

Size: 8.5 x 11

Length: 200 pages

Item number: 2268

ISBN: 978-1-64121-170-3

ISBN-10: 1-64121-170-9

Special Feature

Each chapter features:

  • Introductory Chapter Opener: This page includes a chapter summary, helpful background for the teacher about the chapter focus, a teacher’s prayer, and a teaching tip for bringing the lesson to life for the young people. This will provide the inspiration and information you need to begin a new week of instruction.

  • Chapter-at-a-Glance Page: Each chapter presents a one-page overview of the key elements of the chapter. Here you will find the core understandings that will be covered, Catechism paragraphs that provide additional teacher background, key Scripture passages utilized in the chapter, key words introduced, the name of the optional chapter project, and prayer suggestions that can be used throughout the lesson.

  • Lessons Plans, included! Keep catechists focused on connecting with young people, not making lessons!

    • Opening Prayer

    • Core Learning Activity

    • Engage Activity

    • Comprehension Checkpoint

    • Core Content

    • Closing Prayer

  • A Range of Optional Activities: sometimes your group of tweens might need something different! We always offer a buffet of alternative ideas!

Customer Reviews

Have used with level 6 students and now moving to year two with 7 as well as continuing with year one for Level 6


By Ellen Zafonte

Students were engaged and Catechists liked it!

Very great age-appropriate program.


By Carly, Williamsville, NY

This new program is really great. It is perfectly suited for Middle School students and the lessons are very informative and engaging. For the online version of the program, I wish there were a few videos to break up all of the text and reading (similar to the Discover! program online videos). Overall, we are very happy with the Connect! program for our parish.



By James M. G, South Glens Falls, New York 12803

Connect is an excellent program which has been well received by the students and catechists. The youth are well prepared to enter 9th and 10th grade programs (Total Catechesis) preparing them for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Great addition to our program.


By Bob G, Chester

We are very pleased with the Connect program. With the online features it really helped to keep our children involved. Looking forward to expanding our use of the program.
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