catholic connections—parish edition

a parish religious education program for grades six to eight

This dynamite program introduces young adolescents to Jesus Christ in a new way and inspires them to follow him. Fostering the faith of young adolescents involves helping them to make connections between the Catholic faith and everyday life. It also means helping young people to strengthen their connection to the faith community. Catholic Connections aims to strengthen each participant's Catholic identity and inspire them to participate more fully in the Church's mission. 

Using an active, hands-on approach to religious education, Catholic Connections is a comprehensive parish religious education program for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

The program is flexible enough to work in a two- or three-year model and includes a student handbook, an online coordinator's manual, three catechetical guides, and additional online resources for coordinators and catechists.

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  • Program planning tools
  • Catechist training resources
  • Parent resources
  • Seasonal and additional activities
  • Tip sheets, and more!
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The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition is a unique program, differing from traditional religion texts in appearance and approach. Its tested design engages middle school students and maximizes readability and understanding. 

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By Virginia Halbur, MA

The Old Testament, the Trinity, and the Mission of Christ covers chapters 1 through 18 of The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition, with the addition of two life issues chapters found only in this guide. 

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By Virginia Halbur, MA

The New Testament, the Church, and the Sacraments covers chapters 19 through 36 of The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition, with the addition of two life issues chapters found only in this guide. 

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Christian Morality and Prayer, covers chapters 37 through 50 of The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition, with the addition of six life issues chapters found only in this guide. 

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Access the FREE Online Director's Manual for Catholic Connections.  

You may either browse the material online or download, in PDF format, the resources from the Online Director's Manual.

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By Gloria Shahin and Joanna Dailey

Edited by Joanna Dailey

The Activity Booklet for The Catholic Connections Handbook, Second Edition is designed to expand the students' learning of the chapter content and to provide students with opportunities for reflection, for critical thinking about how what they have learned applies to their own lives, and for creative ways to explore the material, each chapter is supplemented with three activity masters

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By Gloria Shahin

Chapter tests for the Catholic Connections guides are available in this booklet. Tests contain a combination of objective questions in a variety of formats, such as sentence completion, multiple choice, and essay questions.

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Breakthrough! The Bible for Young Catholics is a visual Bible for a visual generation. Bold artwork, a clean design, and fresh content allow young

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The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition
The Old Testament, the Trinity, and the Mission of Christ
The New Testament, the Church, and the Sacraments
Christian Morality and Prayer
Online Director's Manual for Catholic Connections

$24.95

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The Old Testament, the Trinity, and the Mission of Christ

Catholic Connections Catechist Guide, Second Edition

By Virginia Halbur, MA

$49.95

The New Testament, the Church, and the Sacraments

Catholic Connections Catechist Guide, Second Edition

By Virginia Halbur, MA

$49.95

Christian Morality and Prayer

Catholic Connections Catechist Guide, Second Edition

$49.95

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Activity Booklet

Catholic Connections, Second Edition

By Gloria Shahin and Joanna Dailey

Edited by Joanna Dailey

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Test Booklet

Catholic Connections

By Gloria Shahin

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The Bible for Young Catholics, NABRE Translation

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