Services to Faith Formation Programs

The Ministry staff works in collaboration with the Office of Faith Formation to provide support to inusre effective catechesis through modifications of curriculum, alternative curriculum, and innovative teaching strategies.  The Ministry currently has four new resources available for those Catechists preparing individuals with special needs to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
“All baptized persons with disabilities have a right to adequate catechesis and deserve the means to develop a relationship with God.”

National Directory for Catechesis, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Adaptive Reconciliation Kit was designed to help individuals with special needs enter fully into their faith experience, prepare for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, and use the materials from this kit throughout their lives so they may experience God’s healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

 

The Adaptive First Eucharist Kit will enable many people with autism and other special needs to participate fully in their faith, individuals who might not be able to receive the Eucharist.

 

 

 

 

 

The Adaptive Confirmation Preparation Kit was designed to help individuals with autism and other special needs enter fully into the faith experience, prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, and live their lives as participating members of the Catholic Church. This teaching tool helps individuals meet the USCCB Guidelines: “All baptized, unconfirmed Catholics may receive the Sacrament of Confirmation if they are suitably instructed, properly disposed and able to renew their baptismal promises.”

Finding God is a faith formation program that fosters a lifelong relationship with God by engaging children in the full and authentic teachings of the Catholic Church.  Catechists and teachers are supported every step of the way as they lead children through Scripture, doctrine, Church Tradition, and prayer to build a strong foundation of faith.

 

Visit Loyola Press online to learn more about the resources they offer.