Catholic Theology of the Body Resources for Catechists

Learn, teach, and connect with other like-minded educational professionals to dig deeper into Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology Parish leaders and catechists work tirelessly to support the formation of their communities. Allow our team to lighten your load

The Theology of the Body can seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be.

Many people don’t have the right language and understanding to discuss modern issues and provide clear answers to the questions that matter most. With the help of our catechist formation tools, our helpful learning support systems, and the tools we have available to support you as you educate your parish, you’ll feel supported at all times (and increasingly inspired, too).

CATECHIST FORMATION

Introduction to TOB at your parish

With our accessible online training modules, you (and your staff) will receive the tools you need to engage your parishioners with Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. We offer pre-recorded sessions or a hybrid model with an Introduction to Theology of the Body Educator’s Manual plus two hours of live online formation with a Ruah Woods staff member that will help your team understand St. John Paul II’s articulation of a true vision of the human person. 

As a result, you’ll be empowered to bring the Theology of the Body alive in your parish. You’ll also get a head start on lesson planning for each grade level, and practical tips for educational success.

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY CATHOLIC CATECHIST’S COMPANION

Bring Theology of the Body into the heart of your parish religion program.

With the Catechist’s Companion, you and your community can enjoy a unique literature-based approach that is fun, engaging, and timeless. Complete your current religious education curriculum, share this message with your students, and change the heart of your parish community. The Catechist’s Companions are an abridged version of REVEALED K-5 and were created specifically for limited time and budgets. For the full K-5 Theology of the Body experience, we DO recommend REVEALED.

Our grade-specific educational units contain everything you need for fun, accessible education.

With Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, you can explore a wide array of themes with your parishioners, including:

  • Creation Is a Gift
  • Purity of Heart
  • Virtue and Vocation
  • Gift of Self
  • Original Unity
  • Body Reveals the Person
  • Original Solitude
  • Original Nakedness
  • Body-Soul Unity
  • Historical Man
  • Eschatological Man

Theology of the Body Catholic Parish Instruction: Grade-by-Grade Overview

Be prepared to meet your parishioners where they’re at. With the Catechist’s Companion, your team can provide budget and time-friendly formation through the most formative years.

Kindergarten

The books included in this Kindergarten package are Blueberries for Sal and a Catechist’s Companion to accompany you in the journey.

First Grade

The books included in this Grade 1 package are The Animal Hedge and a Catechist’s Companion to accompany you in the journey.

Second Grade

The books included in this Grade 2 package are The Quiltmaker’s Gift and a Catechist’s Companion to accompany you on the journey.

Third Grade

The package includes Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters and corresponding Catechist’s Companion, as well as rich Original Solitude timeline worksheets to explore God’s word in the Bible.

Fourth Grade

The package includes Peppe the Lamplighter and corresponding Catechist’s Companion, as well as rich Original Unity timeline worksheets to explore God’s word in the Bible.

Fifth Grade

The package includes D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths and corresponding Catechist’s Companion, as well as rich Original Nakedness (innocence) timeline worksheets to explore

Looking for support for older students?

These Catholic Theology of the Body resources are excellent for any parish religious education program:

Middle School

ROOTED Grades 6-8 Curriculum

High School

Called to Be More High School Curriculum

Need further support? The Ruah Woods Press team has your back.


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