Curriculum

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Curriculum

The Diocese of Manchester produced its curriculum with an understanding that Faith Formation is a life long journey. It is structured according to the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

  1. The Profession of Faith (the Creed)
  2. The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (the Sacred Liturgy, and especially the sacraments)
  3. Life in Christ (including the Ten Commandments)
  4. Christian Prayer (including the Lord's Prayer)

Effective September, 2021 Bishop Libasci has mandated that the only acceptable catechetical materials to be used in Catholic Schools, parishes, homeschools AND Sacramental Preparation are from the following publishers’ texts:

Loyola Press

Christ Our Life series for use in parish and school classroom faith formation

Finding God series for use in Parish Whole Community and Family Faith Formation models

Sadlier Publishers

We Believe series for use in parish and school classroom faith formation

Christ in Us series for use in Parish Whole Community and Family Faith Formation models

Sophia Institute for Teachers

Spirit of Truth series for use in parish and school classroom faith formation

A Family of Faith series for use in Parish Family Faith Formation models

Parishes may choose to augment or highlight certain aspects of their chosen text with other ancillary material found on the USCCB’s Conformity List.

This mandate also applies to homeschool coalitions throughout the diocese.