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  Kids' Clubhouse for Grades Kindergarten – 3.

  • Bible Stories
    Read a weekly Bible story based on Scripture written specifically for Grade K-3.

  • Chapter Review
    Review and reinforce what’s been learned in each chapter with these online Faith First® Chapter Reviews written for Grades 1-8. Scores can be emailed to a catechist/teacher!

  • Faith First Activities
    Faith First® chapter specific activities children can complete alone or with their families. Written specifically for Grades K-3.

  • Games Arcade
    Play fun, interactive games that reinforce learning and build faith vocabulary. Developed specifically for Grades K-3.

  • Make A Difference
    Discover practical ways to put your faith into action! Monthly activities and service projects for children in Grades K-3. These activities are not specific to particular Faith First® chapters.

  • Story Time
    Help children discover new things and new ways to be good people. A bi-weekly serialized story designed for children in Grades K-3 with illustrations. The series follows the daily lives of second graders in the fictional town of Vista Falls.

  • Saints
    Get in touch with the men and women who are honored for their example of truly living their faith. Read a message from the featured saint each week. Written specifically for Grades K-3.

  • Tour of a Church
    Explore the worship space and learn the names of important things and spaces that are found in your church and Catholic churches around the world. Written specifically for Grades K-3.

KIDS ONLY Club for Grades 4 – 6.

  • Back in Time
    Take an audio journey to discover more about famous people who have lived their faith and find out how they can be an example for you.

  • Bible Alive
    Read a weekly Bible story based on Scripture written specifically for Grades 4-6.

  • Chapter Review
    Review and reinforce what’s been learned in each chapter with these online Faith First® Chapter Reviews written for grades 1-8. Scores can be emailed to a catechist/teacher!

  • Faith First Activities
    Faith First® chapter specific activities children can complete alone or with their families. Written specifically for Grades 4-6.

  • Games
    Play fun, interactive games that reinforce learning and build faith vocabulary. Developed specifically for Grades 4-6.
  • Make A Difference
    Discover practical ways to put your faith into action! Monthly activities and service projects for children in Grades 4-6. These activities are not specific to Faith First® chapters.

  • Movie Reviews by Kids
    Find out what kids think about current offerings on screen and at the video store with these monthly movie reviews. Written by kids, for kids!

  • The River Road Adventures
    Follow the adventures of a group of fourth graders in the fictional town of Vista Falls as they work together to solve mysteries. Place your vote to decide how the story will progress each week.

  • Saints
    Get in touch with the men and women who are honored for their example of truly living their faith. Read a message from the featured saint each week. Written specifically for Grades 4-6.

  • Tour of a Church
    Explore the worship space and learn the names of important things and spaces that are found in your church and Catholic churches around the world. Written specifically for Grades 4-6.

Teen Center for Junior High young people.

  • Bible Zone
    Read a weekly Bible story based on Scripture written specifically for Junior High.

  • Chapter Reviews
    Review and reinforce what’s been learned in each chapter with these online Faith First® Chapter Reviews written for Grade 1-8. Scores can be emailed to a catechists/teacher!

  • Faith First Activities
    Faith First® chapter specific activities children can complete alone or with their families. Written specifically for Junior High.

  • Game Alley
    Play fun, interactive games that reinforce learning and build faith vocabulary. Developed specifically for Junior High.

  • Life Timelines
    Discover more about famous people who have lived their faith and learn what was happening in the world around them. Find out how they can be an example for you today.
  • Make A Difference
    Discover practical ways to put your faith into action! Monthly activities and service projects for Junior High. These activities are not specific to particular Faith First® chapters.

  • Saints
    Get in touch with the men and women who are honored for their example of truly living their faith. Read a message from the featured saint each week. Written specifically for Junior High.

  • Tour of a Church
    Explore the worship space and learn the names of important things and spaces that are found in your church and Catholic churches all over the world. Written specifically for Junior High. Also in Spanish.

  • Vista Falls Junior High
    Follow the adventures of the kids from Vista Falls Junior High in the exciting, interactive serialized story centered on the issues that junior high youth face daily. Place your vote to decide how the story will progress each week.

  • En Español Recorrido de una Iglesia
    Spanish translation of the virtual tour of the different areas of a church.

Faith First for Families
Resources for the family to use at home.

  • About Your Child
    Learn more about your child’s growth and development and find helpful tips for parents.

  • Bible Stories
    Read a weekly Bible story base on Scripture. These are the same Bible stories found on the children’s sites, but with additional Bible background written for adults.

  • Current Events
    Read bi-weekly articles regarding news on current events with suggestions for bringing faith into discussion and reflection. Articles correlate to lessons in Faith First® textbooks.

  • Family Prayer
    Use this seasonal prayer each month for family prayer time. Also in Spanish.
  • Family Meal Prayer
    Use this meal prayer each month at family meal times. Also in Spanish.

  • Games
    Play fun, interactive games with the whole family that reinforce learning and build faith vocabulary.

  • Gospel Reflections
    Make a difference in your family and your whole community of faith by exploring the Sunday readings. A weekly reflection on the Scripture with activities and discussion topics.

  • Just for Parents
    Discuss parental issues and concerns with these monthly articles. Also in Spanish.

  • Make A Difference
    Discover practical ways to put your faith into action! Monthly activities and service projects for the whole family. These activities are not specific to particular Faith First® chapters.

  • Movie Reviews by Kids
    Find out what kids think about current offerings on screen and at the video store with these monthly movie reviews. Written by kids, for kids!

  • Questions Kids Ask
    Find answers to the faith questions kids ask most often. Also in Spanish.

  • Story Time
    Help children discover new things and new ways to be good people. A bi-weekly serialized story designed for Grades K-3 with illustrations. The series follows the daily lives of second graders in the fictional town of Vista Falls.

  • Tour of a Church
    Explore the worship space and learn the names of important things and spaces in your church and in Catholic churches all over the world. Also in Spanish.

  • La Oraciõn de la Familia
    Spanish translation of the monthly Family Prayer.

  • Para Los Padres
    Spanish translation of the monthly article Just for Parents discussing parental issues and concerns.

  • Preguntas Que Hacen Los Ninos
    Spanish translation of Questions Kids Ask.

  • Recorrido de una Iglesia
    Spanish translation of Tour of a Church.
  • Family Meal Prayer
    Spanish translation of the monthly Family Meal Prayer.

Catechists & Teachers
Resources for the catechist/teacher to use in the classroom.

  • Ask an Expert
    Ask your questions about any Catholic topic and get an answer from our RCL expert. Read questions and answers from others and see what everyone’s talking about.

  • Bible Stories
    Read a weekly Bible story based on Scripture written for children. These are the same Bible stories found on the children’s sites, but with additional Bible background written for adults.

  • Catechist Formation
    Grow as a catechist with these helpful, easy-to-read short articles. Excerpted from the Echoes of Faith® program. Also in Spanish.

  • Catechist Prayer
    Use this seasonal prayer each month for personal or group prayer.

  • Chapter Downloads
    Download and print these engaging activities that will enhance your lessons. You’ll find one for each chapter, in every grade.

  • Chapter Review
    Review and reinforce what’s been learned in each chapter with these Faith First® Chapter Reviews written for grades 1-8. Scores can be emailed to a catechist/teacher.

  • Current Events
    Read bi-weekly articles regarding news on current events with suggestions for bringing faith into discussion and reflection. Articles correlate to lessons in Faith First® textbooks.

  • Lectionary
    Make a difference in the lives of the children and in the whole community of faith by exploring these Lectionary-based sessions for primary, intermediate, and junior high, including a catechist/teacher session. A weekly reflection on the Scripture with activities and discussion topics.
  • Lectionary Correlation to Faith First
    Use this Lectionary correlation to Faith First®, Kindergarten through Junior High and the Faith First® At Home Family Guide for the corresponding liturgical year.

  • Links
    Visit links to other sites of religious or Catholic interest.
  • Liturgical Year Activities
    Discover helpful articles each month relating to seasonal events with suggestions for catechetical activities and discussions.

  • Make A Difference
    Discover practical ways to put your faith into action! Monthly activities and service projects for all grades with a useful prologue especially for catechists/teachers. These activities are not specific to particular Faith First® chapters.

  • Music Correlation
    Add music to your lessons with this easy to use guide. These are well-known songs from parish hymnals and suitable for children’s voices.

  • Online Lesson Planning
    This online tool makes preparing for your session easier than ever! Just enter the grade and chapter you will be teaching and you’ll discover all of the correlating material available to you on FaithFirst.com.
  • Plays & Skits
    Use these complete and ready-to-use engaging short plays and skits to help bring faith to life for the children in your sessions. A new play or skit is added each month.
  • Professional Study Papers
    Download and print these FREE professional study papers that can be used for ministry development by individuals, parish staff members, catechists, and other groups.

  • Sacrament Preparation
    Download and print these FREE supplements that help you use Faith First® to prepare for First Reconciliation (Grade 2), First Eucharist (Grades 2 and 3), and Confirmation (Grade 6 and Junior High).

  • Saints
    Get in touch with the men and women who are honored for their example of truly living their faith. Read a message from the featured saint each week.

  • Saints Correlation to Faith First
    Use this handy chart to find which saints are taught throughout each grade level of Faith First®.

  • Scope & Sequence
    View the complete Scope and Sequence for Faith First®, available online for your convenience.

  • Tour of a Church
    Explore the worship space and learn the names of important things and spaces that are found in your church and in Catholic churches all over the world. Also in Spanish.

  • Video Study Guides
    Check out grade level videos for Grades 1-8 and discover ways to enrich your sessions. Each grade level has its own guide which includes discussion questions and ideas for additional activities.

  • Formación de Catequistas
    Spanish translation of Catechist Formation.
  • Para Los Padres
    Spanish translation of Just for Parents.

  • Recorrido de una Iglesia
    Spanish translation of the Tour of a Church.

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  • How To
    How to incorporate features of FaithFirst.com with the Faith First® curriculum series.

  • RCL Sacraments
    Visit the web component of the RCL Sacraments program.

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About Faith First
Explanation of the program and benefits, with a link to order the Faith First ® review pack.

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Catechetical Leaders & Religion Coordinators
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Resources for You

  • Ask an Expert
    Ask your questions about any Catholic topic and get an answer from our RCL expert. Read questions and answers from others and see what everyone’s talking about.
  • About Faith First®
    These articles explain the Faith First® philosophy and provide models for using the curriculum.
  • Administrative Tools
    Everything you need from FAQs to evaluation forms.
  • Professional Articles
    These professional articles are written for catechetical leaders and religion coordinators.
  • Links
    Quickly find links to websites for many Catholic offices including the Vatican.
  • Prayer Services
    These seven prayer services are ready-to-use.
  • Weekly Reflections
    These short meditations provide the opportunity for personal spiritual reflection on your ministry.

Resources to Support Catechist and Teachers

  • In-service Models
    These three in-service models are ready-to-use with catechists and religion teachers.
  • Catechist Formation
    Find ready-to-use workshops, catechist formation articles and catechist prayers.
  • Liturgy and Prayer
    Find everything from prayer service and liturgy planning guides to tips for praying with children and leading prayer.
  • Teaching Faith First®
    These articles and links support catechists in teaching Faith First®.
  • Assessment
    These articles explain the role of assessment in both parish religion programs and Catholic school settings.

Resources to Support Families

  • Parent Letters
    Communicate with parents using these eight reproducible letters. There is one for each unit and four additional letters based on liturgical seasons.
  • Parent Meetings
    Find an introductory parent session, and an intergenerational gathering, both ready-to-use.
  • Faith First® At Home
    These articles support families who are using the Faith First® At Home Family Guide.

 




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