Great Resources for Sacramental Preparation

God's Gift resources for sacramental preparation

I’m very excited to tell you about some wonderful resources for sacramental preparation from Loyola Press!

A new edition of the already popular God’s Gift program for First Eucharist and First Reconciliation, available in English and bilingual versions, includes some wonderful new features:

  • God’s Gift Intermediate was developed to pass on the truth and beauty of the sacraments to teens or other young people preparing to celebrate the sacraments out of typical sequence.
  • God’s Gift: Confirmation in the Restored Order was specifically created to support dioceses that celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Restored Order.
  • God’s Gift Video Series provides two sets of five videos each (one set for Reconciliation, one set for Eucharist), with tracks in your choice of English or Spanish.
    • DVD 1: The essence of the sacrament is presented through a heartwarming story of family and faith.
    • DVD 2: This informative documentary explains the rite along with “what to expect,” helping children and parents prepare to celebrate the sacrament.
    • DVD 3: Master catechists share key faith concepts in engaging mini lessons, following the child’s book chapter by chapter.
    • DVD 4: Catholics of all ages share testimonials of the grace they have found in living a sacramental life.
    • DVD 5: Video “shorts” teach prayers and practices of our faith, including the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the Act of Contrition.
About Joe Paprocki 2742 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

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