All of RCL Benziger’s school resources are rooted in the rich and diverse tradition of the Catholic faith. Our basal programs provide an excellent foundation for a lifetime of faith. These school resources invite the students to begin their journey of faith through an exploration of Scripture and Tradition using researched-based educational strategies and age-appropriate techniques. Our school products help form the whole student with cross-curriculum activities and inquiry-based learning so each student is encouraged to encounter Christ, serve the Church, and become disciples in our digital age. RCL Benziger is committed through our products to support the efforts of schools in providing families energetic and engaging ways to investigate and live out the Catholic faith.

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Preschool (ages 3–4 or 4–5) • Kindergarten

The Scripture-based format of Stories of God’s Love begins where every catechesis should begin—by touching children’s hearts with the Gospel message. With this complete religion readiness program, young children learn about God’s love through age-appropriate Scripture stories and engaging stories of their own lives. A team of respected early childhood specialists wrote Stories of God’s Love with a choice of either single-day or multi-day formats for ages 3–4, 4–5, and kindergarten.

Stories of God’s Love offers:

  • A Scripture-based approach, presenting the Bible as the source for learning about God
  • Age-appropriate formation with story leaflets and seasonal leaflets
  • Separate parish and school guides that meet the needs of both parish and Catholic school programs with a choice of either single-day or multi-day formats
  • A family focus that helps children and their families live Christian values
  • Online support for children, parents, catechists, and teachers

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Build a world filled with Christ’s disciples!

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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School Student Books, Grades 1–6

Student books for school programs provide effective ways to empower students for a lifetime of faith by giving them opportunities to:

  • Build Scripture literacy
  • Relate parish ministries to Catholic Social Teaching
  • Learn more about the liturgical life of the Church
  • Retain what they’ve learned through Chapter and Unit Reviews
  • Connect home and school using the Take Home family pages

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Five titles for junior high are available that can be interchanged to meet your scheduling needs. The 12 chapters in each text include unique interwoven Scripture chapters.

Mystery of God
Examines the Creed as the summary statement of our beliefs

Morality: Life in Christ
Leads young people to study and apply principles of Catholic morality

Church and Sacraments
Explores how the Sacraments bind us together as a community of faith

Jesus in the New Testament
Emphasizes the life and message of Jesus, introduces the Letters of Paul and the Book of Revelation

Church History
Introduces the major themes, events, and people that have helped build the Church (School teacher guide available only.)

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Family Life Education-an essential component of a faith formation curriculum!

Incorporating the Family Life program into your school curriculum reinforces the Catholic virtues and values that your students attain with their education. Most Catholic schools offer the Family Life series in ten teaching blocks, corresponding with the ten lessons in each grade level. Any one of the following three models can help you implement the program into your existing curriculum:

  • Two-week course
  • Ten-week course
  • Ten-month course

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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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