Teaching Finding God and Christ Our Life Lessons at Home

Recently, I shared some tips for parents teaching religion lessons at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, I’d like to take a moment to speak directly to folks using either of our Loyola Press programs, Finding God or Christ Our Life, for at-home lessons. As a Catholic publisher, our mission is to provide you with the resources you need to facilitate transformative experiences of God for the children and families you serve. In light of the current situation, we would like to remind you that as a Finding God or Christ Our Life customer, you have numerous, free, at-home family resources available, including at-home, parent-led lesson plans.

For Finding God Users

Parents can always access at-home resources at www.findinggod.com/family.

  • At-Home Editions: These guides allow parents to conduct catechesis with their children in the home. For families with children in multiple grades using Finding God, use this Parent Quick Guide. (PDF will download on your computer.)
  • Interactive Session Reviews: Session reviews allow children, parents, and instructors to gauge learning objectives. Results can be e-mailed to a teacher or catechist along with student questions.
  • Study Guides: Single-page study guides outline important faith topics in each session.
  • Raising Faith-Filled Kids: For parents who may not have the time or confidence to teach a full lesson, this resource provides background on the session and encourages parents to discuss faith topics with their children.

At-Home Resources

If you find that your students are without their Finding God books and are in need of additional access to online resources, including digital textbooks or online assessments, please reach out to your Educational Consultant or call Customer Service at 800-621-1008.

For Christ Our Life Users

Parents can always access at-home resources at www.christourlife.com/family.

  • At-Home Editions: These guides allow parents to conduct catechesis with their children in the home.
  • Interactive Chapter Reviews: Chapter reviews allow children, parents, and instructors to gauge learning objectives. Results can be e-mailed to a teacher or catechist along with student questions.
  • Study Guides: Single-page study guides outline important faith topics in each chapter.
  • Faith-Filled Games: Games such as Stump the Shepherd, Jesus’ Jigsaw, and Seek the Word allow children to continue to explore their faith, no matter where they are.
At-Home Resources

If you find that your students are without their Christ Our Life books and are in need of additional access to online resources, including digital textbooks or online assessments, please reach out to your Educational Consultant or call Customer Service at 800-621-1008.

In light of the current situation, Loyola Press is offering complementary digital student editions of both our Christ Our Life and Finding God religious education programs and our grammar and writing series, Voyages in English, through June 30, 2020. Request access by contacting our customer service department at 800-621-1008 with the number of students who need access in each grade.

Please join us in praying for all those affected by the coronavirus and all those working to contain it.

About Joe Paprocki 2409 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 www.catechistsjourney.com.

2 Comments on Teaching Finding God and Christ Our Life Lessons at Home

  1. We use the Eucharist Sacrament books (and Reconciliation). Is there anything specific for us. Thanks for the last article as well. Forwarding it with the next lesson to the parents of my students.

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