“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery-the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the ‘material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones.’ Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them.”

(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2223)

This year, our curriculum includes a special take-home lesson each month to be discussed with the parent/guardian and student. This curriculum will end with a group discussion at the workshop in March. Our reasoning to include a take-home curriculum this year is based in the primary belief of the Catholic faith surrounding Religious Education, quoted above from the CCC. Take-Home lessons can be completed on a schedule best conceived by the parent/guardian and student, but each listed session should be completed in the month in which it is scheduled. A link to the corresponding video groupings for each session will be sent at the beginning of each month to be used as a supplementary resource for the book.

Teaching at Home

Each session outline in the handbook is accompanied by a variety of videos to help with study of the at-home curriculum. To navigate the page, simply click the link below that connects to the current session for each month. You will be redirected to the Blessed – First Communion video page. To find all videos for each session, simply scroll to the bottom of the webpage and you can find the seven videos corresponding to each session.

Video Links

October – Session 1
November – Session 2
December – Session 3
January – Session 4
February – Session 5
March – Session 6