religious education

Whole Community Catechesis

Whole Community Catechesis (WCC) is one of many movements within the church attempting to help parishes help Catholic families connect life and faith in a more intentional way.

WCC is less a program than a toolbox. Within WCC there are a variety of tools that can be employed to help move a community of faith based on their particular history and needs of the community. 


jeopardy categories
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Sacramental Jeopardy —
Two games for parent meetings

There are two games:
A Penance Parent Meeting Version
A Eucharist Parent Meeting Version

Download the directions and
11 files for each version of the game:

aJeopardy Directions (PDF)

Penance Parent Meeting Version

aAnswer Sheet (Word—select "SAVE")

aBlank Sheet (Excell—select "SAVE")

aCategories (Word—select "SAVE")

aFinal Jeopardy (Word—select "SAVE")

aNumbers (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Home Sweet Home
(Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Is it a Sin? (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Just For Fun (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Moral Depth (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Sacraments (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Text-Issues (Word—select "SAVE")

Eucharist Parent Meeting Version

aAnswer Sheet (Excell—select "SAVE")

aBlank Sheet (Excell—select "SAVE")

aCategories (Word—select "SAVE")

aFinal Jeopardy (Word—select "SAVE")

aNumbers (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Bread of Life (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Ready to Go (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Just For Fun (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Theology 101 (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Sacraments (Word—select "SAVE")

aQuestions — Text-Issues (Word—select "SAVE")


Four key Web sites to visit:

http://www.pastoralplanning.com  - this is a full service WCC Web site with many free resources

http://www.faithfirst.com – this site will provide you with the “Question of the Week” for both children and adults to help connect liturgy and formation. There is a good FAQs section as well.

http://www.harcourtreligion.com – see the section on “Intergenerational Catechesis” to view available resources and the section on “Adult – Growing Faith Project.”

http://www.sadlier.com – look in the “Fast Links” section at the bottom of the page to find resources and another source of the “Question of the Week.”


Text Resources for your consideration (pictures linked to Amazon.com):

These texts will provide you with an overview of the theory which supports WCC. Text resource Whole Community Catechesis in plain English Toward an Adult Church Text Resource Becoming a Church of Lifelong Learners
These texts will provide practical wisdom about the necessary pastoral planning vision to bring a community to change. Families and Faith A vision and practice for parish leaders Dreams and visions: pastoral planning for lifelong faith formation  
These texts provide some specific planning help. Handbook for success in whole community catechesis generations of faith resource manual The Big book of family gatherings