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The Diocese of Manchester produced its curriculum with an understanding that Faith Formation is a life long journey. It is structured according to the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
- The Profession of Faith (the Creed)
- The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (the Sacred Liturgy, and especially the sacraments)
- Life in Christ (including the Ten Commandments)
- Christian Prayer (including the Lord's Prayer)
Effective September 2021, Bishop Libasci mandated the primary catechetical materials to be used with children and youth in Grades K-8 in Catholic Schools, parishes, homeschools and Sacrament Formation are to be from the following publishers’ texts:
Christ Our Life series for use in parish and school classroom faith formation
Finding God series for use in Parish Whole Community and Family Faith Formation models
We Believe series for use in parish and school classroom faith formation
Christ in Us series for use in Parish Whole Community and Family Faith Formation models
Sophia Institute for Teachers
Spirit of Truth series for use in parish and school classroom faith formation
A Family of Faith series for use in Parish Family Faith Formation models
Parishes may choose to augment or highlight certain aspects of their chosen text with other ancillary material found on the USCCB’s Conformity List.
This mandate also applies to homeschool coalitions throughout the diocese.