Home Study Resources

Textbook company links:

Faith and Life Series by Ignatius Press

Grades 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8 use Faith and Life. This website has teaching notes that could be used by parents. There is a PowerPoint, a video, and an activity per chapter, which is pretty nice. The link will take you to 1stgrade, but there’s another link on the page, pretty front and center, which directs you to all grades.

Parish CCD Resources: Grade 1 - Faith and Life: A Catechetical Series for Grades 1-8 – Ignatius Press

Or www.ignatius.com

Finding God by Loyola Press

K, 3rd, 4th, and 5thgrade Loyola Press books really lend themselves to online learning. The website even has a quiz per chapter so that you can see if the students understand what they are reading in their textbooks. Their president wrote a letter that even has links to Covid-19 resources and digital subscriptions to online versions of the text: https://www.loyolapress.com/~/media/Images/Loyola%20Press/ContinuingConnection_LoyolaPress.ashx?utm_source=web&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=covid-alert&utm_content=banner20200317&la=en

There catechist resources are here for Loyola Press are here: https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/finding-god/finding-god-2013

Interactive reviews and study guides for each session can be found here by grade level: https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/finding-god/finding-god-2013/parents-and-students

Families can match their syllabus to the session number and complete the lesson review online.

General resources to use and support learning

First grade catechist Mrs. Rossella Carone has suggested that we encourage families to create a special place in their home-a table or small altar. Here is a link to more information on this idea: https://www.catholicicing.com/how-to-set-up-a-home-altar-catholic-home-altar-ideas/

Holy Heroes (a ton of resources, videos, activities and a FREE daily Lenten activity you (families) can sign up for: https://www.holyheroes.com/Default.asp

TeachingCatholicKids has a number of Lent and Easter themed activities and lessons:


Daily Mass Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings-audio.cfm

Below are links to videos that can accompany the Mass readings for that Sunday.

March 22

The first video starts with an emotional story of loss. But it all may help answer some questions they have right now about why does God allow suffering

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen

Bishop Barron on What Faith is and What Faith is Not

How Christianity Led to Science

March 29

The Dictatorship of Relativism

Bishop Barron on Modernity and Morality

April 5

The Crucifixion, The Eucharist, and the Tamid

Bishop Barron on The Power of The Cross

April 19

Bishop Barron on the Resurrection of Jesus

Bishop Barron on the Meaning of Easter

April 26

5 Ways to Draw Young People Back to God

Even more resources for everyone:

https://www.reallifeathome.com/ (Lent and Easter Resources for primary grades)

https://www.catholicicing.com/ (Huge variety of resources mostly for elementary grades, but extendable)

Lots of variety here with various grade level content, prayers, activities, etc.:


Saint of the Day (a new Saint every day with a bio and a 1-2 minute audio biography): https://www.franciscanmedia.org/source/saint-of-the-day/

Word On Fire (tons of resources from the work of Archbishop Robert Barron: https://www.wordonfire.org

Ascension Presents (engaging and short videos on a variety of topics from simple to complex—geared toward older students and adults, but many topics are great for all ages): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVdGX3N-WIJ5nUvklBTNhAw

3 Minute Apologetics (short animated instructional videos on a ton of Catholic teachings): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpJt3ZrpkEo&list=PLIcePO_eJb2_EElTdFm1PFLNkH17EQcV-