The Catholic Family Connections Bible
An Interview with John M. Vitek, president and CEO, Saint Mary's Press
The Catholic Family Connections Bible© helps families connect to:
- Each other—through family faith conversations.
- Faith—through practices of prayer and devotion.
- Community—through participating in Christian service together.
The Catholic Family Connections Bible uses the New American Bible Revised Edition translation and is woven around the core content of the bestselling Catholic Youth Bible®, available only from Saint Mary's Press (and loved by nearly two million Catholic young people). It includes:
- Over 700 lively articles help you Pray It! Study It! Live It!©
- Catholic Connections© articles provide a presentation of key Catholic doctrine.
- 28 articles address the seven principles of Catholic social teaching.
- 75 inspirational illustrations.
- Helpful index to life and faith issues.
- Easy-to-use glossary of Scripture-related terms.
- Sunday Lectionary readings for all three cycles.
- Catholic Connections index.
- Sacraments Connections index.
The Catholic Family Connections Bible is the perfect companion to family-based programs such as: Generations of Faith, Whole Community Catechesis, Family Catechesis, Intergenerational Faith Formation, Growing in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.), and Life-Long Faith Formation.
"Our Parish uses this bible with our Sacrament Prep Families. They are given Scripture to read each week and discuss with their children as part of their preparation for First Reconciliation/Communion. I love this bible, offers great opportunity to meet families where they are and communicates in a way that is useful and insightful without paraphrasing as some translations do!"
—Stacey Pinder, OR
"The Catholic Family Connections Bible is beautiful and so well done! A worthy companion to The Catholic Youth Bible. Catholic parishes and families have been waiting for a Bible like this."
—John Roberto, Lifelong Faith Associates, editor, Lifelong Faith Journal
Bring Scripture to life in any setting with these hands-on, interactive sessions from the Leader Guide for The Catholic Family Connections Bible. The perfect complement to The Catholic Family Connections Bible, this resource highlights significant biblical events spanning salvation history. The Leader Guide offers flexible and engaging sessions that assist in preparing for and leading Scripture classes, activities, retreats and other events for a variety of age groups. It also includes activity masters to use in facilitating learning, plus opening and closing prayers for six seasons of the Church year and 12 biblical themes, all based on the structure of the Liturgy of the Hours. This resource provides age-appropriate and engaging activities for all ages, and especially for the inter-generational needs of families. Family Bible-oriented learning activities in which parents and children participate together are a highlight of this guide. Whether at home or in the parish, learning more about the Bible as a family has never been so rewarding.