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The resources you will find in this part of the website will help you to understand the importance of catechesis in the family and the parish community.  In addition to general resources there are also suggestions for celebrating the important moments in the cycle of the Church's year.

If you are involved in the Liturgy of the Word with Children you will find more specific resources here.

General Resources

This part of the website will allow you to access resources that will be helpful in understanding the importance of good catechesis in the home, parish and school and offer some practical resources that can be used in parishes or at home.

Messy Church continues to provide ideas and resources for parishes, and during this period of COVID 19 is offering ideas for families to use at home. Details can be found here.

The parish of Our Lady of Fatima, White City has produced a video of Messy Church at home activities for Advent. Take a look at the video here.

Family Prayer  Some helpful guidance can be found at  Praying As A Family

Wednesday Word, familiar to parishes and schools, offers activities centred on the Sunday readings that families can do at home

CAFOD’s KidzZone offers games, films, prayers and printable activities.

These two American websites, Catholic Mom and Catholic Icing offer reflections, activities and crafts for children & families.

General Links

Seasonal Resources

The Church follows a Liturgical Calendar that connects the seasons of the year to the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus, providing us with a framework to enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery of our Lord. The liturgical year encompasses the rites, celebrations, and feasts that take place during the Church year and are highlighted in the Scripture readings and prayers of the Mass.

This page offers resources and suggestions for liturgical catechesis to be used within your current programmes of sacramental preparation as well as suggestions of ways in which families celebrate the important moments in the cycle of the Church's year at home.

Sayings

I Am the Good Shepherd

I Am the Bread of Life

I Am the Light of the World

I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life

I Am the Gate

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

I Am the Vine

Lent and Easter 2021

Missio offer activity sheets which include simple tasks, questions, prayers and adapted scriptures. They’ll help children learn, reflect, and stand in solidarity with children around the world already living in hardship. At times like this, we encourage children to remember that we are all part of God’s family. Various resources are available, including guides for parents:

Home and Parish Resources

Prayer Resources

Liturgical Resources

Resources By Month

Catholic Kids Media is a YouTube channel with short videos covering many aspects of Catholicism and Catholic life.

Catechist’s Journey, particularly 'Joe's Pop-Up Catechesis', is an excellent website always and currently has great resources covering various topics, including Marian themes, St Joseph, Stations of the Cross.