Catholic Faith Formation and Education
Web Resources for Catechists & Youth Ministers involved in Catechetics

Catholic Church & Albany Diocese | Resources for Catechists | Programs & Activities
Publishers | News & Information Sources | Specialized Resources (topical)


Official Websites (Vatican, USCCB, Albany Diocese)

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany

The Holy See (Vatican website - English)

Parishes in the Albany Diocese

Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

US Catholic Dioceses (USCCB)

Official Documents

Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community (Vatican)

Catechesi Tradendae - John Paul II - Apostolic Exhortation (October 16, 1979) (Vatican)

The Catechetical Leader in the Third Millennium and companion Comprehensive Plan for Catechetical Leader in the Third Millennium (NYS Catholic Bishops)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (USCCB - online version)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (Vatican)

Code of Canon Law (Vatican)

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Vatican)

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (Vatican)

Conciliar Documents (Vatican II)

Counciliar Documents (Trent)

Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Doctrinal Note on some Aspects of Evangelization (Vatican)

Document link from NYS Catholic Conference

Documents of the II Vatican Council (Vatican)

Evangelii Nuntiandi - Paul VI (Vatican)

General Catechetical Directory (Vatican, 1971)

General Directory for Catechesis (Vatican, 1997)

General Directory for Catechesis (Vatican)

Guide for Catechists (Vatican)

Online CHURCH DOCUMENT Archive (New Advent)

Papal Encyclicals Online

Pursuing Justice: Catholic Social Teachings and Issues in Contemporary Society (NYS Catholic Bishops)



Newsletters & Magazines

Catechist Magazine — Peter Li Publications

Creative Catechist (formerly “Religion Teacher’s Journal”)

General Resource Websites - Resources for Teachers, Catechists, Directors of Religious Education, Pastors, Homeschool...

Catholic Catechist []

Discussion Groups, Message Boards & Catechist Blogs

Catholic CATECHIST discussion group


Catechist’s Journey (Joe Paprocki’s blog)

catholicfaitheducation Catholic Faith Education (Yahoo Discussion Group)

DRE-TALK (Catholic Catechetical Leaders Discussion Group)

Formation Programs for Catechists

Echoes of Faith Plus

Into the Fields (23rd Publications)

Child Development Institute - Keeping Parents Informed on child development, psychology, parenting

LD OnLine (

National Catholic Partnership on Disability



Audio Visual Resources

Diocesan Video and Resource Center

Foundation for a Better Life / Values.Com (check out their “TV Spots”)


Apple Seeds Homepage for Inspiration, Motivation, Hope, Encouragement, Stories & Quotations

Center for Ministry Development

Classroom Clipart-Free Clipart, clip Art Illustrations and Photographs

Crayola Creativity Central

Danielle's Place - Sunday School Lessons Crafts and Activities Index Page

Education for Justice

Holiday Crafts

Quia - make puzzles & games

Sunday School Sources Free Bible lessons, review activities, worksheets, songs, trading cards, and ideas for teaching children

Teaching Catholic Kids (free resources from OSV)



Textbook Publishers, Series & Related Resources

Alive in Christ (OSV Curriculum)

Blest Are We (RCL Benziger) resources for Faith & Word Edition

Call to Faith (OSV Curriculum)

Faith First (RCL Benziger)

Finding God (Loyola Press)

Loyola Press

Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies (Seeds, Promise, Good News, Venture & Vision)

Pflaum Publishing Group

RCL Benziger

Saint Mary's Press

General Religious Publishers

American Bible Society

Ave Maria Press

Good Ground Press

Youth Specialties (Youth Ministry resources)

Liguori Publications

Little Rock Scripture Study

Liturgy Training Publications (LTP)

Orbis Books (Maryknoll)

Our Sunday Visitor Catholic Publishing Company

Oxford University Press

Paraclete Press

Paulist Press

Pflaum Publishing Group

Renew International (small group sharing)

St. Anthony Messenger Press (

The Center for Learning

Treehaus Children's Liturgy & Spirituality

Twenty-Third Publications


Autom - Inspirational Gifts Since 1948

Catechist Place (publications with reproducible activities & projects)

Children's Worship Bulletins

Leaflet Missal Company - Catholic & Religious Goods Catalog

Magnificat (Missal magazine)

Wm B. O’Connor’s Church Goods (Latham, NY)

Oriental Trading Company



Catholic (National/Diocesan/Regional) Newspapers & Magazines

AMERICA magazine

Catholic New York Online (Archdiocese of NY Paper)

Catholic World Report (Magazine)

Commonweal - A review of religion, politics and culture

Inside the Vatican Magazine

National Catholic Reporter

Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, NY

The Evangelist (Albany Diocesan Newspaper)

U.S. Catholic Magazine

Other News Sources

American Catholic - A Roman Catholic Church site from the Franciscans

Catholic News Service (CNS)

Catholic Online - Breaking News, World News, Catholic and Diocese News & Multimedia

Catholic Press Association

Our Sunday Visitor Catholic Publishing Company



Web Portals (just type your question...)

Catholic Answers

Catholic Exchange

Reference Sources

Catholic Encyclopedia on line (1914 Edition)

EWTN Church Documents Library

Spring Hill College's online Theology Library

Miscellaneous & Other

At home with the faith website

Catholic Information Service (CIS)

EWTN - Eternal Word Television Network

Learning Disabilities & ADHD resources

Life After Sunday (RCIA, Stewardship,Catholic Catechism, Catholic Saints)

MassTimes for traverlers

The Columban Fathers




Bible Resource Center (American Bible Society)

Bible Activities []

Liturgy & Liturgical Year

Daily Lectionary Readings

Liturgical Year

Universalis Today (Liturgy of the Hours & Mass Texts)

Publishers (liturgy & music)

GIA Publications

Liturgical Press

Liturgy Training Publications (LTP)

OCP Publications

Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, MN

Society of St Gregory SSG Liturgy and music

Taizé Community

WLP (World Library - JS Paluch)


Patron Saints

Saints & Angels (Catholic Online)

Groups & Organizations

Bread for the World

Catholic Relief Services

Center of Concern

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions

Habitat for Humanity Int'l

Heifer International

Knights of Columbus

Nat'l Assn of Parish Catechetical Directors (NPCD)

NCEA - National Catholic Educational Association

NFCYM - National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

NPM - National Assn of Pastoral Musicians

Pax Christi USA