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DREs and Catechists

Gospel of Life Curriculum for DRE’s and Catechists

The Respect Life Curriculum is an amazing tool available for you, DRE’s and Catechists!

It is meant to help teach your youth a total appreciation for Life from conception to natural death. The Curriculum is designed around five to six life topics each year, with clear, age-appropriate learning goals for each grade. We invite you to make use of this Curriculum and all its resources, so that you can build it into your young people’s catechesis. This Respect Life Curriculum will help you and your students know the beauty of the Church’s teaching on life and love, and the profound reverence due to every human life, beginning with our own.  

Please glance through the listings of the topics, lesson goals, and the accompanying Curriculum resources for each grade.

Looking for answers to those tough questions facing your youth today? Check out this flyer: 

I Lived On Parker Avenue

I Lived on Parker Avenue is a powerful 30 min. documentary and an excellent resource to share with students. The film tells the story of 19-year-old David and his journey to meet his birth parents for the first time. It is a about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and a young man’s search for where his life began.

Watch the film here!

For ideas on lesson plans, discussion questions and supplemental resources with the film, check out the I Lived on Parker Avenue School Packet.

Get the school packet!

Looking for More Resources?

Credible Catholic: Helpful Resource for Catechists

Are your students questioning the existence of God?

Fr. Spitzer put together a 7 Lesson Plan series to help students in grades 6+ answer the tough questions. Perfect for those preparing for Confirmation! Click here

Topics Include: Evidence of God & our souls. Proof of the Resurrection. Why be Catholic? Where to find True Happiness and why God allows suffering in the world.

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