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RCL Benziger offers well-balanced and effective resources to help meet your parish's adult faith formation needs. Our popular, easy-to-use resources for adults, including catechists and religion teachers, honor the directives of the National Directory for Catechesis.

Adults grow in faith as they continue to turn their hearts and minds to God and respond to the invitation of fullness of life as disciples of Jesus Christ. ​Echoes of Faith, one of the most comprehensive online tools available for catechist formation, invites catechists, religion teachers, and those preparing to enter the Church to both learn the teachings of the Church and develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Apprentices in Faith and Young Apprentices, available online, and the Foundations in Faith series support RCIA directors, catechists, families, adults, and youth who are a part of the RCIA process. Materials for the periods, rites, and ministries of the RCIA support your catechumenate team, catechumens, and candidates every step of the journey.

RCL Benziger's many resources for adult faith formation encourage learning about and living the Catholic faith.

Echoes of Faith Emmaus Edition

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The new Echoes of Faith catechist formation process is inspired by the story of The Appearance on the Road to Emmaus (see Luke 24:13-35).

Walk with Jesus as you accompany others on a journey that echoes faith in Christ. Echoes of Faith Emmaus Edition leads catechists through comprehensive formation, helping them to grow in their understanding of Church teachings, the role of the catechist, and methodology.

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Echoes of Faith 3.0 is the most comprehensive Digital Learning Center available for catechist formation. The newly revised and fully interactive online design provides flexible learning and communication options for group members and leaders. Get complete access for one year with each paid subscription (individual or group) and start enjoying these features and benefits.

  • Formation and skills training on your schedule—work at your own pace
  • Fourteen modules that answer three essential questions new catechists ask: Who am I and what do I do? (Three Catechist Modules) What do I teach? (Five Theology Modules) How do I teach? (Six Methods Modules)
  • In-depth interviews by recognized experts in the catechetical field
  • New bonus interviews and enrichment articles to extend learning
  • Accessible on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices Buy Now

The BEST Basic Formation for Catechists and School Religion Teachers!

Echoes of Faith Plus is a video-assisted program offering comprehensive basic catechist formation. This bestselling program has been updated and expanded to integrate the key teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the General Directory for Catechesis, and the National Directory for Catechesis.

  • Catechist Set (three modules) Being: Who am I as a catechist and as a disciple of Jesus Christ?
  • Theology Set (five modules) Knowing: What do I teach?
  • Methodology Set (five modules) Savoir faire: How do I teach?

Every module provides a DVD with the video segments of the meeting design and a participant booklet with a comprehensive learning design that begins with a process for spiritual formation.

An integrated CD-ROM provided in each booklet makes it easy to make up a missed session or to complete an independent study of the topic on a home computer.

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The Affordable Online Resource for RCIA and Adult Formation!

Instant online access lets you download, print, and e-mail to anyone in your parish. Based on the Church's time-honored model of apprenticeship, this unique online resource offers a variety of easy-to-use comprehensive handouts.

RCIA Directors find complete session handouts for RCIA sessions organized according to the periods of the RCIA:

  • Inquiry
  • Catechumenate
  • Purification and Enlightenment
  • Mystagogy

Catechists will find sound background information on Scripture and Church teaching, and are given a clear path for preparation and for sharing their faith.

Participants discover solid doctrinal background, reflection questions on the Sunday readings, explanation of key Catholic terms, suggestions, and inspirational quotations from Church leaders and documents. Buy Now

Equip your parish with a comprehensive program to support every period and rite of the RCIA process.

Foundations in Faith resources help you blend spiritual and catechetical formation throughout all periods and rites of the RCIA.

For the Team

  • Precatechumenate Manual
  • Catechumenate Catechist Manual
  • Purification and Enlightenment Resource Book
  • Mystagogy Resource Book
  • Celebrating the Rites
  • RCIA Director's Guide
  • Handbook for Catechists
  • RCIA: How Are We Doing? A Self-Assessment Tool

For the Inquirer

  • Handbook for Inquirers

For the Catechumens and Candidates

  • Catechumenate Participant Book
  • Handbook for Prayer
  • Handbook for Neophytes

For the Sponsor

  • Handbook for Sponsors

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