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Faith and Life
now updated to the new translation
of the Roman Missal!
The Faith and Life religious education series is now in its Third Edition, with texts and activities fully updated to the new translation of the Roman Missal to be implemented in Advent 2011. The Faith and Life Third Edition series presents Catholic teaching using the time-tested ecclesial methodology and spiral development of catechesis, in a beautiful, student-friendly, comprehensive format.It is excellent for grades 1-8 in Catholic schools and parish catechetical programs as well as at home.The Faith and Life series is fully correlated with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and features increased use of Scripture to complement the series’ outstanding presentation of Catholic doctrine and practices. The teachers’ manuals were updated (2009/2010) with spiral bindings, a new interior layout of the lesson plans and inserted student text along with several additional features making it easier for teachers to plan lessons and teach in the classroom. Review the improvements to the teachers’ manuals.What is the difference between Faith and Life Third Edition and Faith and Life Revised Edition?
Faith and Life Third Edition is a minor updating of the Revised Edition so that the text conforms to the new liturgical translation of the Roman Missal which will be implemented in Advent 2011. The Third Edition is not a major revision of the Faith and Life series. In fact, on average only ten student text pages per grade and six activity book pages per grade were affected by the new liturgical texts. Review the changes to the text.Do I need to replace my Revised Edition Teachers’ Manuals if I purchase the Third Edition Student text and Activity books?
No, the Revised Edition Teachers’ Manuals can be used with the Third Edition Student text and Activity books for each grade. A listing of changes between the two series due to the new Roman Missal is available in the downloads section of this website. Because the changes are few and listed by chapter and lesson, a teacher can easily anticipate where some minor liturgical text or reference has changed and plan for it or make note of it in the Teacher’s Manual itself.
Faith and Life provides:

  • clear, comprehensive, and exciting presentations of Catholicism tailored to different grade levels
  • catechesis corresponding to the four pillars of the Catechism, covering Catholic doctrine, morality, sacraments, and prayer
  • emphasis on forming young people to live the Catholic faith by balancing affective and experiential aspects of catechesis with a systematic presentation of Catholic doctrine
  • biblically based presentations of salvation history
  • questions and answers that synthesize and distill key doctrinal elements to be mastered by students
  • beautiful, inspirational, and instructive art

Activity Books

  • Designed for classroom or home use
  • Feature creative activities for review, reinforcement, and enrichment of each lesson


Student Texts:

  • have been declared to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on the Catechism
  • also conform with the Vatican’s General Directory for Catechesis
  • incorporate specific references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • incorporate even more Scripture into the student texts and activities

Teachers’ Manuals feature:

  • a new 2 page lesson planning layout that incorporates both the inserted student text (highlighted for the specific lesson) and the teacher’s activities into a single lesson-structured text.
  • spiral binding for easy stay open placement and photocopying
  • four lessons and a review for each chapter, so teachers can conveniently pace their lessons to cover one chapter per week, if they choose
  • prayers, supplemental materials for teachers, Catholic culture boxes with information on saints and other resources for teachers
  • new quizzes and tests with answer keys