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CONFIRMATION & YOUNG TEEN CATECHESIS



CONFIRMATION FOR TEENS
12 student lessons
Debbie Repp

12 lesson program for your students—including a full retreat. Contemporary art and graphics give the lessons youth appeal without sacrificing any worthwhile content.
Large format 24 pages full colour R88.00





CONFIRMATION FOR TEENS
Leader’s guide
Debbie Repp
Large format 24pp R88.00







YOUCAT CONFIRMATION BOOK
By the YOUCAT Team, Bernhard Meuser & Nils Baer

Written for the candidates in junior high and high school (or older), this YOUCAT Confirmation book provides in-depth preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. 
Designed in the same popular format as the best-selling YOUCAT, this book has interesting, lively text on many spiritual topics and themes to help the student be well prepared to receive the Sacrament. It also includes many good questions throughout the book that youth ask about the faith, God, Jesus, the Church, etc., and the answers are cross referenced with either the Bible or with YOUCAT.
Among the topics covered are: Why the World is Broken, Jesus-More than a Mere Man, In Search of the Holy Spirit, Prayer-Staying in Touch with God, The Church, Eucharist, Confession, the Rite of Confirmation, and more. 
Like YOUCAT, the creative design includes many fun illustrations, color pictures, quotes from saints, popes and scripture, and the favorite “moving stick figures” at the bottom of each page.
Paperback 113pp illus R225.00




YOUCAT CONFIRMATION LEADER’S HANDBOOK
Edited by Nils Baer, and YOUCAT Team

YOUCAT Confirmation Leader's Handbook is a practical companion for teachers/leaders to the YOUCAT Confirmation Course. The handbook features fully planned lessons based on the 12 chapters of the YOUCAT course book. Each handbook chapter includes a brief overview of the session's theological points as well as a set of activities--for multiple levels of engagement--and the resources needed for the lesson. Includes graphic resources and other materials.
Paperback large format 103pp R435.00



CALLED TO LIFE
Confirmation: Reflections and prayers
Tony Castle

An ideal gift for Confirmation candidates.
As they prepare for Confirmation, this book will help young people to continue to develop their friendship with Jesus, and his call to enjoy life to the full.  
Reflections include: Encountering the risen Jesus, hunger for love, what do some famous scientists say? Called to share, Praying the Holy Spirit, The call to be witnesses
Pocket booklet 48pp R94.00



A PRAYERBOOK FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES
Connie Clarke

These beautiful prayers capture completely the emotions and attitudes of teenagers preparing to be confirmed. They express the doubts and fears of adolescents and ultimately the joy of conversion to Christ through the Holy Spirit. A perfect daily companion for all confirmands!
Booklet 32pp (SOLD OUT)



TEEN CATECHESIS



YOUCAT
Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church

Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 
It explains:
What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)
How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)
How Catholics are to live (moral life)
How they should pray (prayer and spirituality)
The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling.
Paperback 302pp R135.00


 

YOUCAT
Study Guide for Leaders

An easy-to-use companion study guide.
The YOUCAT Study Guide is excellent for classroom use, youth group discussions, or personal study. The Study Guide is designed in such a way that the sections of the topics are module-they can all be used or leaders can select sections to use as time or interest permits. Written by people experienced with youth ministry and education, YOUCAT Study Guide helps young people go even deeper into their faith using YOUCAT!
Large format booklet 78pp R170.00




THE CATHOLIC CONNECTIONS HANDBOOK FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS, Second Edition
Pray it, Study it, Live it!

Used with the Bible, The Catholic Connections Handbook can serve as the primary text for two or three years. The handbook approach is complete in covering the content of faith and flexible in the variety of ways it supports the learning process. It will help your middle schoolers grow in their faith and answer the call to be disciples of Christ.
What's new in the second edition?
NEW! –The Catholic Connections Handbook is now divided into four sections that align with the four pillars of the Catechism
NEW! – Enhanced navigational features make finding the information even easier
NEW! – Includes eight new chapters on Scripture 
New! – Church History articles are sprinkled throughout to provide young teens with a better understanding of aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.
Sidebars encourage teens to 
“Live it” with suggestions for putting faith into action;
“Pray it” short prayers
“Did you know” additional information about selected topics
“People of faith” profiles of faith-filled people
“Think about it” questions to ponder or discuss with friends and family
“Church history” highlights events from the church’s history
Large format paperback 608pp illust R395.00



FAITH FUSION For Junior High - PARTICIPANT BOOK
Knowing, loving and serving Christ in the Catholic church

Faith Fusion for middle school students brings the Catholic faith to life in words and images, and provides a complete overview of the faith built on the framework of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. At the heart of every lesson is a focus on Scripture and Tradition, connected to the students' lives through prayer, reflections, activities, and stories of faith lived in the example of saints and other holy people.
Throughout each lesson, Faith Fusion provides a direct connection between faith and life--between knowing, believing, and living. Faith Fusion provides a complete immersion into the faith by also presenting the Church's social teachings, beliefs and practices, traditional prayers, Church history highlights, and much more. 
Perfect for Confirmation prep, RCIA, and junior high or high school review programs, Faith Fusion gives students a lifelong foundation of faith and relationship with Christ.
Large format paperback 224pp R368.00


FAITH FUSION For Junior High - CATECHIST GUIDE
Contents for teachers include:
A guide for “once-a-week” programme; “five-day” programme or “two-year” programme; developmental characteristics of young people and teaching tips; An introduction to the CCC,  a “Test your faith IQ” and reflection on “Being Catholic”. Teaching youth about The Liturgical year with illustrations, Catholic beliefs and practices, Reading scripture and more!
Large format hardcover wire bound 224pp R420.00