Word of Life for Parishes

The Word of Life parish edition is designed to provide an effective tool kit for DREs and Catechists to both catechize and evangelize students and families. The materials engage both students and catechists at all ages and experience levels.

Core Curriculum

Parish Edition
Print Student Text
Parish Edition
Digital Student Text
Parish
Catechist Manual
Engaging Video and Digital Media Enhancements
Multilevel Online Teacher and Catechist Formation
Parent and Family Faith Formation

Print Student Text Parish Edition

The Word of Life Student Text makes learning the faith effective, engaging, and fun with Bible stories, contemporary children’s stories, lives of the saints, and activities for a variety of learning styles.

The text consists of core lessons, as well as four liturgical season lessons. Images used in each chapter range from photographs depicting a real-life situation, contemporary art depicting a Bible narrative, and sacred art that depicts an event in salvation history to draw students into the mysteries of Christ, leading them to understand doctrinal elements of the faith more fully.

Every chapter has a page for parents that provides a brief summary of what the child learned in class and a variety of ways to live the faith in daily life.

Samples

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Parts of the Church

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Liturgical Year

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Parish Edition Digital Student Text

Word of Life offers dynamic digital student textbooks with multiple online interactions and links to a wide variety of video resources.

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Tour of a Church Interaction

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Noah's Ark Interaction

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Coloring Interaction

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Maze Interaction

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Digital Text

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Parish Catechist Manual

Parish Catechist Manuals are written for catechists of all levels of formation. Using the ecclesial method, the detailed lesson plans equip catechists with an engaging presentation of the materials with little preparation required. Each lesson is written to help the catechist encourage dialogue that draws students into the lessons, where they not only learn facts about the faith but also know the why of the faith and how to live it out.

The Parish Catechist Manual brings together rich doctrinal presentation with effective pedagogy and methodology that will form and inform the catechists as they present the lessons.

Samples

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Black Line Master

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Story of God's Love Journal

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Journal

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Black Line Master

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Engaging Video and Digital Media Enhancements

Videos and digital resources for use in the classroom or in the home

Word of Life uses a variety of approaches to reach visual and auditory learners, helping students more deeply engage in the content.
  • Lesson enhancement videos to reinforce main concepts of each chapter.
  • Lectio divina videos to guide and engage students in prayerful reflection.
  • Sacred Art videos to reflect on the mysteries of the faith through art.
  • Prayers to Know videos to teach the students basic Catholic prayers.
  • Teacher Doodles provide graphic depictions to help teachers explain different elements of the faith in ways that students can easily understand.

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Teacher Doodles

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Lesson Enhancement Video

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Lectio Divina Video

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Sacred Art Video

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Prayers to Know Video

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Teacher Doodle

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Access to the Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press library of digital resources

Faith podcasts, family video resources, and adult faith enrichment.

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Footprints of God

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Brother Francis

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The Search

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Short Courses

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Multilevel Online Teacher and Catechist Formation

Word of Life Catechist Formation Course

The Word of Life Basic Catechist Formation equips teachers and catechists with a basic knowledge of the faith and an understanding of the key catechetical themes in Word of Life to help them to be effective in handing on the faith.

Using eight twenty-minute sessions from the acclaimed series Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, these sessions will both form and inspire teachers and catechists to not only teach the faith, but help their students to authentically live out their Catholic faith. Each session includes rich video content from Symbolon as well as short assessment quizzes to both test knowledge and track completion.

Full Catechist Certification from the Augustine Institute

Also included, is the Augustine Institute Basic Certification Program provides Catholic School teachers and parish catechists with doctrinal, catechetical, and educational skills to effectively hand on the faith in the New Evangelization. This 26-session course both forms and inspires teachers and catechists to effectively hand on the faith in the New Evangelization.

Key features include:
  • Full series of videos from Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained from the Augustine Institute which leverages the most engaging and relevant formation content available.
  • Catechist method courses taught by nationally-known teachers and catechists. Centered around the Five Tasks of Catechesis to ensure a complete and thorough formation in the Catholic Faith.
  • Facilitated through an engaging and easy to use online educational platform.
  • Online quizzes to track learning progress and assessment. Online tracking for administrators to access each.

Parent and Family Faith Formation

Word of Life includes built-in parent and family faith formation that supports parents in their important role as primary catechists of their children. Using both print and electronic media resources, Word of Life engages and enriches parents at varying levels of interest, knowledge, and formation.  

Parent Resources for Children and Adults

The online Word of Life parent resources are designed to equip parents to be primary catechists of children and encouraging personal growth in knowledge and faith.  

Samples

Family Faith Formation

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Lesson Enhancement Video

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Prayers to Know Video

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Family Faith

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Lectio Eucharist

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Family Faith Formation

  • Access to the Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press library of video resources for families and adult faith formation.
  • Turnkey adult faith formation programs developed by Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press such as The Search, Symbolon, Footprints of God, and many more.

Samples

Lectio Divina Video

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Sacred Art Video

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Footprints of God

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Brother Francis

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Symbolon

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Parish Curriculum Outline

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Kindergarten
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

Pricing

Physical

  • Student Text  $24.95
  • Parish Catechist Manual $65.00

Portal with unlimited
number of seats

  • Parish Portal $1,500 (Parishes with FORMED $500)
Contact us for a quote, group pricing, or a consultation with a Word of Life specialist.
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