School and Parish Catechist Guides

School and Parish Catechist Guides


It’s simple for teachers to help nurture children’s faith and bring essential faith lessons to life with the Finding God Kindergarten Catechist Guide. Even first time catechists and teachers will find the book easy to use and full of supportive teaching tips.

Beyond the Catechist Guide, there are many additional fully integrated resources to help catechists present the lesson in ways that will reach ALL children’s hearts and minds:

  • Dramatized Scripture Stories bring the Bible to life.
  • Recorded guided reflections lead children into prayerful encounters with Jesus.
  • Vocal and reflective music CDs provide musical inspiration in English and Spanish.
  • Jesus the Teacher, a Plush Figure, helps children relate more intimately to the words and stories of Jesus.
  • Exploring Faith Through Art uses fine prints to creatively engage children’s faith through historical and modern works of art.
  • Online resources—such as the Activity Finder, Prayer Services, Blackline Masters, Assessments, and more—make session preparation a snap.

Grades 1-6

Each easy-to-use guide includes access to hundreds of pieces of multimedia including video, interactives, music, guided reflections, dramatized bible stories, interactive reviews, and text.

These guides feature an expanded Catechist Handbook to support catechists and teachers of every experience level. Finding God utilizes the Engage, Explore, Reflect, Respond teaching model and incorporates complete catechetical background, clear plans, step-by-step support, scripting, inclusion modifications, and additional activities.

Included with Each Guide:

  • Scripture Posters
  • Reproducible worksheets, including scripture-focused worksheets, assessments, and activities*
  • Small-group project plans

Grades 7-8

The newest edition of Finding God for Grades 7 and 8 is available in two innovative formats Enhanced with Multimedia and Flipped Classroom! These flexible models were designed to fit the needs of your program while helping you reach a group of young people who are at a unique time of growth in their lives! Finding God for Grades 7-8 offers effective teaching methods and age-appropriate, faith-filled multimedia to instill the practice of thoughtful prayer and share the full and authentic teachings of the Catholic Church.

Enhanced with Multimedia Format
Teachers and Catechists utilize a comprehensive, scripted, spiral-bound, tabbed guide to lead young people through the lesson content. A separate Media Manual provides access through QR codes to multimedia related to the session content.

Flipped Classroom Format

Catechists and Parishes using the Flipped Classroom format are provided with comprehensive, scripted, spiral-bound, tabbed Flipped Classroom Leader guide that provides session leaders with an easy-to-follow resource. Multimedia can be accessed directly from the Flipped Classroom Leader Guide through QR codes.

Included with both formats are:

• Reproducible Worksheets*
• Access to digital media*
• Beautiful posters featuring relevant topics
• Student Multimedia Bookmarks

* Accessible through the LP Digital Library

    Your student’s book also comes as a digital edition. Click here to learn more.