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Adolescent Catechesis

The Diocese of Buffalo is pleased to provide to parishes and Catholic high schools current Curriculum Guidelines for Adolescent Catechesis.  Closely aligned with Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework of the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age (USCCB, 2008) and the Adaptation of the Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework of the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age (USCCB, 2010), this document replaces all previous versions of the Curriculum Guides for Adolescent Catechesis of the Diocese of Buffalo.

Please review each of the documents provided below - simply click on the title to download.  They are a resource for the implementation of a comprehensive and systemic approach to adolescent catechesis.  Please contact us should you have any questions or need assistance with session development, catechist training, or anything related to adolescent faith formation.

Please note that the curriculum for Confirmation preparation is separate.  Please review our standard using this link.

 The Curriculum Guidelines for Adolescent Catechesis by Topic

CORE Curriculum (Priority topics identified by the USCCB)

 I.  Jesus and the New Testament
II.  Who Is Jesus?
III. The Mission of Christ and the Church
IV. Sacraments and Prayer
V.  Morality

Elective Topics (Secondary topics identified by the USCCB)

VI.   Sacred Scripture
VII.  Church History
VIII. Christian Lifestyles
IX.   Catholic Social Teaching
X.    Ecumenism & Interreligious Issues 

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