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Elementary Faith Formation

Catechesis in the Catholic Schools and Parish Faith Formation Programs are guided by the Archdiocesan Curriculum Guidelines, Bringing Good News:

Elementary Religion Curriculum Correlations

The following Catholic faith formation textbook publishers have designed the following correlations between their series and the Archdiocese of Baltimore Elementary Religion Curriculum:

For correlations between basic religion series and RCL-Benziger Family Life, visit Catechesis for Family Life

Choosing Catechetical Textbooks

The Religious Education textbook is one of many valuable tools in the endeavor of Evangelization and Catechesis. The Archdiocese of Baltimore does not recommend a specific textbook series, but rather, recommends a process for choosing an appropriate textbook for the parish community. “How to Choose Catechetical Textbooks: Process and Criteria” published by the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership can be obtained by contacting the Division of Catechetical and Pastoral Formation of the Archdiocese or directly at www.nccl.org or by calling 202-636-3826.

The Archdiocesan approved textbooks are those which the USCCB recognizes as in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

USCCB Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series

Publishing Company Websites

Questions? Call the Division of Catechetical and Pastoral Formation: 410-547-5405

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