Everything your children’s RCIA catechists need to feel confident they are teaching the faith of the Church.
Friends on the Way is designed for your child catechumens. This isn’t an adaptation of something originally designed for adult RCIA or Catholic sacramental preparation. It has been written, from the ground up, for unbaptized catechumens.
Friends on the Way is comprehensive. The program includes a dismissal session and a catechetical session for every Sunday of the liturgical year. In the course of the year, children learn about the entire mystery of faith.
Friends on the Way is flexible. Each unit is designed so that you can proceed to the catechetical session immediately after the dismissal session on Sunday. Or you can facilitate the catechetical session sometime later in the week.
Friends on the Way is intergenerational. We all know that older, unbaptized children often have parents who might need a good deal of formation themselves. Every session of Friends on the Way includes an optional intergenerational activity to help the parents help their children grow in faith plus a take-home handout for families to use at home to help them pray, share faith, and live that faith in their household.
Friends on the Way is engaging. Author and designer Janet Miller has been teaching children for 45 years. She serves in the children’s initiation ministry in her parish. And she has 10 grandchildren! She knows how to keep a child’s interest.
Friends on the Way is easy to use. The sessions are clearly outlined and include illustrations when necessary. You can put this in the hands of your children’s RCIA catechists and have confidence they will succeed.
Friends on the Way is scriptural and liturgical. Every dismissal and catechetical session flows from the Sunday readings of the liturgical year.
Friends on the Way is linked to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Every catechetical session includes a direct reference to the Catechism.
Friends on the Way is economical. Because it is sold as an e-resource, production costs are low. Sessions are sent to you as download links. You have them on your computer and may use them as needed year after year. You only pay for them once. And your purchase entitles you to make as many copies as you need for use within your own parish.
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Friends on the Way: Children’s Catechumenate Resource