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.
Lent: As leaders we are called to walk with all people, but especially our teens, during this Lenten season of prayer and fasting. Please use the Lenten Resource Guide to assist you in exploring this topic.
Celebrating the Easter Season with Teens: To assist you in exploring Easter with young people and delve into the true meaning of Christ's resurrection, please use this Easter Resource Guide.
The Curriculum Guidelines for Adolescent Catechesis by Topic
Curriculum guidlines are in alignment with the USCCB's Adapted Adolescent Curriculum Framework for Parish and Youth Ministry Programs.
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