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✓ Get Parents Involved

The Received Parent Certification Course offers a great way to get parents involved in their child’s catechesis. They can easily access the course on their schedule from the privacy and comfort of their own home.

✓ Keep Children Engaged

Short live-action videos featuring animation helps you share the Faith while keeping their attention. Gorgeous original artwork, hands-on activities, prayers, saint connections, and Bible stories helps them pray, stirs their imagination, and sticks in their memories for years to come.

✓ Empower Your Team

Best-in-class Leader’s Guides make leading a lesson totally turnkey. Awesome videos bring the reality of the sacraments to life. Online Leader Certification builds confidence and brings new members up to speed.

Help Children Experience Christ's Real Presence at Mass

Received: Your Journey to First Communion is a twelve-lesson program that provides everything you need to prepare children to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist. It features gorgeous live-action videos with stunning animations that help communicate the spiritual dimension of the Faith to children in a way they can easily understand. The program also offers a Student Workbook, a Leader’s Guide, an Online Parent Certification, a take-with-you Mass book, family activity crates, and more.

Program Components

  • The Online Leader's Access gives leaders access to a digital version of the Leader’s Guide as well as all of the student videos, the parent information session and materials, and the retreat guide and materials. This specially developed online access integrates the various resources per lesson to simplify lesson planning (assessments, lesson goals, activities, student workbook content with leader notes, etc.), making it easier than ever for leaders to plan and implement each lesson.
  • The Leader’s Guide provides an overview and an easy 7-step structure for every lesson. It includes the complete Student Workbook content with wrap-around leader’s notes and helpful items like lesson objectives and interactive activities. It also offers detailed lesson plans for 45, 60, 90, and 120 minute sessions, as well as how to teach a lesson over the course of a week in a school setting.
  • The Student Workbook is seamlessly integrated with the videos and includes 12 lessons with hands-on activities, prayers, saint connections, main content teaching, Visio Divina, Bible stories, car conversations, take-home activities, discussion questions, and more.
  • Receiving Jesus: My Guide to the Mass helps children become comfortable going to Mass by showing them not only when to sit, stand, and kneel and what to say but also why we do the things we do at Mass. They’ll learn about the roles of the different people they see at Mass, like the ushers, lectors, cantors, deacons, and priests. This is the perfect book for them to bring to Mass!
  • The Parent’s Certification Course provides four short sessions that offer spiritual encouragement and refreshment for parents, as well as guidance on how to help their child prepare for these important sacraments. The course includes a digital Parent's Guide. Each lesson in your child’s book has a corresponding section in the Parent's Guide. Parents receive a certificate of completion when they finish the course.
  • The DVD Set provides twelve lessons (approximately 3-5 minutes each) and shares the story of Felicity as she prepares to receive her First Reconciliation.
  • Every session of both Renewed: Your Journey to First Reconciliation and Received: Your Journey to First Communion offers a Friend on the Journey section featuring original artwork and reflections on a specific Catholic saint. The Complete Prayer Card Set provides a single copy of the twenty-four prayer cards available, drawn from the 24 lessons in the Renewed and Received programs.

For Students

Physical Components

Online Videos

Digital Workbook

Online Quizzes

Online Reflection Questions

For Students

Online Course

$15.95

Physical Components

Online Videos

Digital Workbook

Online Quizzes

Online Reflection Questions

For Students

Student Workbook + Online Course Access

$17.95

Physical Components

Workbook

Online Videos

Digital Workbook

Online Quizzes

Online Reflection Questions

For Students

Student Pack + Online Course Access

$26.95

Physical Components

Workbook, Receiving Jesus: My Guide to the Mass

Online Videos

Digital Workbook

Online Quizzes

Online Reflection Questions

For Leaders

Physical Components

Digital Leader’s Guide*

Online Videos

Online Quizzes

Online Reflection Questions

For Leaders

Online Leader Access

$27.95

Physical Components

Digital Leader’s Guide*

Online Videos

Online Quizzes

Online Reflection Questions

For Leaders

Leader’s Guide + Online Leader Access

$29.95

Physical Components

Leader’s Guide

Digital Leader’s Guide*

Online Videos

Online Quizzes

Online Reflection Questions

For Leaders

Starter Pack

$149.95

Physical Components

Leader’s Guide, Student Workbook, DVD set, Receiving Jesus: My Guide to the Mass, Prayer Cards

Digital Leader’s Guide*

Online Videos

Online Quizzes

Online Reflection Questions

*Includes Digital Student Workbook

Study Summary

Topic

First Communion

# of Lessons

12

Video Length

3-5 min. each, approximately

Class Length

45/ 60/ 90/ 120 min. Options

Ages

7-9

Grade Level

1st-3rd grade

Build Your Catechists' Confidence

The Online Leader’s Certification is a six-session course that offers support for leaders to quickly and easily train their team to deliver both First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation. Your team will receive inspiration and guidance to build up their spirits to take on this important work. They’ll receive practical guidance on what to expect and how to respond to typical situations that are likely to arise. In the end, your team will come away with an increased sense of confidence and enthusiasm to serve the children and families in your program.

Help Parents with Family Catechesis

Celebrate and prepare for your child’s First Reconciliation and First Communion with Catholic Family Crate’s at-home Reconciliation Crate and Communion Crate. Inside you’ll find everything your family needs to squash sin, pray like a Catholic, encourage Mass participation, live like a saint, examine your conscience, and so much more!

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