Catholic Connections is a dynamic parish religious education program designed to foster the faith of young adolescents and help them make the connections between the Catholic faith, their everyday life, and their faith community. Catholic Connections aims to strengthen the participants' Catholic identity and inspire them to participate more fully in the Church's mission. In a world of laws of nations and laws of the heart, help them recognize that it is the power of the Holy Spirit that has united God's people in love and that continues to be a transforming presence.
Using an active, hands-on approach to religious education, Catholic Connections is a comprehensive parish religious education program for sixth, seventh, and eighth-graders.
The progam is flexible enough to work in a two- or three-year model and includes a student handbook, coordinator's manual, six catechetical manuals, and an eSource Web site for coordinators and catechists.
The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition presents the core teachings of the Catholic faith in a way that middle schoolers can understand and apply in their own lives. What's new in the second edition?
NEW! -The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition is now divided into four sections that align with the four pillars of the Catechism
NEW! - Enhanced navigational features make finding the information even easier
NEW! - Includes eight new chapters on Scripture
About the Author
Brian Singer-Towns, MThS, is a writer and editor with more than thirty years of experience in volunteer and professional ministry and teaching. He leads workshops around the country on biblical literacy and other topics. He lives in Winona, Minnesota, and is a product line manager, author, and workshop presenter for Saint Mary's Press.