All of RCL Benziger’s parish resources are rooted in the rich and diverse tradition of the Catholic faith. Our faith formation programs provide an excellent foundation for a lifetime of faith. These parish resources nourish the spiritual wellbeing of each child with the richness of God’s Word, the Church’s teachings, and liturgical expression. Catechists and catechetical leaders are equiped with the tools to foster an environment of Catholic values for learners of all ages and to celebrate these diverse traditions within the Catholic Church. RCL Benziger is committed through our products to support parish life and faith formation by providing families energetic and engaging ways to express and celebrate the Catholic faith.

Stories of God’s Love, Preschool

Using a 30-leaflet format, age-appropriate Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments are told one week and are then followed the next week with a related real-life story. Children are able to easily connect God’s love, as depicted in the Bible, to their everyday lives.

Stories of God’s Love, Kindergarten

Touch children’s hearts with the message of Scripture and lay a firm foundation for your young learners who will be using Be My Disciples or another elementary program. Throughout 31 lesson leaflets, the children hear a story from the Bible one week and then the next week hear a contemporary story that relates the message from Scripture to everyday life.

Use Stories of God’s Love Kindergarten as the foundation for Be My Disciples and Blest Are We Faith & Word Edition.

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Give children a sound foundation that leads to faith in action!

Be My Disciples is an innovative and complete religious education program that empowers students and their families to answer the call to discipleship. This new program will lead children and their families to grow in their conversion to Jesus Christ, to develop the habits of discipleship, and to decide each day to choose life in Christ. Using a balanced approach, Be My Disciples is validated by new insights in education today.

Be My Disciples:

  • Invites children to discipleship through its catechumenal methodology
  • Teaches Scripture, doctrine, and liturgical celebration through its spiral structure
  • Challenges children to integrate faith and life through activities and faith choices
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Blest Are We Faith In Action

New Parish Program for Grades K–8

Key Features:

  • Beautifully illustrated covers depicting key Scripture stories
  • A new design that is visually appealing to digital natives with an emphasis on digital technology
  • Updated Take Homepages for each \chapter that engage families in the faith formation of children in an easy and accessible way
  • Increased focus on children with special needs, with teaching tips for catechists in every chapter
  • A Faith in Actionfeature that establishes a strong connection to Catholic Social Teaching


Each unit of Blest Are We Faith in Actionis based on a particular theme or area of Catholic belief and practice. This theme is studied over four individual chapters that correspond to the four pillars of the Catechism:

  • What Catholics Believe
  • How Catholics Worship
  • How Catholics Live
  • How Catholics Pray

In this way the essentials of Catholic teaching are presented in an integrated and balanced approach that helps children learn and deepen their faith and Catholic identity.

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Select the sacramental catechesis that fits your needs.

RCL Benziger opens the way to effective sacramental catechesis by offering you a choice of sacramental programs for Penance and Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Scripture, doctrine, ritual, and prayer are stressed throughout every program, yet each uses a different approach to:

  • Welcome children and young people into a living relationship with Jesus
  • Invite the whole community to join in a heartfelt celebration of the Sacraments
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Build strong families, live and share Christian values, and promote child safety!

Because time is an especially precious commodity in the parish catechetical program, determining the best model for using Family Life is crucial.
Family Life has been successfully implemented in parish programs throughout the United States using a variety of methods:

  • Whole family gatherings
  • Five unit-based sessions
  • Extended catechetical sessions
  • One- or two-week summer programs
  • Weekend retreats
  • At-home instruction by parents
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Parish Student Books, Levels 1–6

Features in the Parish student books serve the needs of religion programs with:

  • Age-appropriate summary of Church teaching
  • Important Scripture knowledge and skills
  • 11 lessons for liturgical seasons and feasts
  • Take Home family pages
  • Faith in Action, which builds a sense of belonging
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Separate Guides for Parish or School
Both teacher and catechist guides give you easy-to-follow, flexible plans, along with the background information, teaching tips, and resources you need to bring lessons to life for young people.

Simple, Yet Effective, Three-Step Process
The Engage, Teach and Apply, Connect format keeps young people focused as they discover and learn, then apply and reinforce learning with integration activities. Practical connections to real life help young people see that faith is alive and active.

Activities and Assessment Tools
A variety of activities and assessment instruments are included for every chapter and unit of each student book.

Called to Prayer and Liturgical Lessons
These reproducible resources for all the weeks of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost connect teens with the liturgical life of the parish. Prayer services using a variety of styles of prayer inspire teens to worship.

Helping Kids Live Their Faith
This book explores the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching and includes age-appropriate service projects.

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