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RESOURCES FOR CATECHISTS
At St. Thomas a'Becket, we are blessed with a number of catechists who give freely of their time and talent to instruct our children in faith. In order to support them in their important work, we have compiled a number of resources. Remember also that parents are the first and most important teachers and models of faith for their children. Visit our Parent Catechist page for more ideas for enriching your faith at home or in your classroom.
- Teacher Resource Coordinator Anne Truax is available to support classroom teachers and substitutes in any way possible. Please feel free to sit down and talk with Anne, to phone her or to contact her via email at email@example.com to get the help you need.
- Our lead teachers prepare curriculum and lesson plans. If you do not have these, ask Anne Truax for this information.
- There are a numbers of resources in the FF Office for Classroom Teachers, including: Bibles, books, videos, activity books, crafts, art supplies and more.
- All requests for A/V equipment go through the FF Office. The Faith Formation Programs have first priority on all equipment. To reserve A/V equipment for your class, call Anne Truax at (734) 981-6680.
- Parent/Adult Enrichment Classes are offered throughout the year. We expect all of our parents and catechists to seek Adult Faith Formation opportunities that will be offered throughout the year.
A number of online resources can be helpful, including:
- American Catholic: a Roman Catholic site from the Franciscans
- Be My Disciples in our textbook publisher for grades 1-6. Check out the online offerings for primary grades (1-3) or for intermediate grades (4-6).
- Faith First : the site run by our textbook publisher for grades 7-8, which contains information for kids, parents, and catechists
- Teaching Catholic Kids: Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) site with activities, downloads and background reading
- Learning about L.I.F.E.: a family-based program on Love, Infatuation, Friendship and Exploitation
- St. Mary's Press: the publisher for Catholic teens
- Mateja Church Supply: Garden City store specializing in religious supplies, medals, gifts, and Church supplies
- See our Catholic Links section for more ideas, including a searchable online Bible, lives of the Saints and more!
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