Adult Faith Formation Resources
Small-Group Discussions




Creator and host Fr. Robert Barron uses art, architecture, literature, music, and tradition to look at what Catholics believe. Filmed in 50 locations in 15 countries.
What: Ten-part DVD series (1 hour each)
Audience: RCIA and adult formation programs
Includes: Participant study guides and 300-page book by Fr. Barron
Information: Word on Fire

Biblical-Walk-Through-MassA Biblical Walk Through the Mass

Dr. Ted Sri explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures used at Mass and their profound significance
What: Five 30-minute presentations on video DVD
Includes: Leader's guide and student workbook for each participant
Information: Ascension Press

Guide-to-New-Translation-MassA Guide to the New Translation of the Mass

Shows the new Mass responses and answers to questions about the reasons for the changes and the effect they will have
What: Low-cost, question-and-answer booklet on upcoming liturgical changes
Includes: Tear-out card showing the old and new prayers and the laity’s responses for use at Mass
Information: Ascension Press

Discipleship-SeriesThe Discipleship Series 

Small books for small-group faith sharing and growth in Catholic Christian discipleship
What: Six sessions
Includes: Prayer, Scripture reading, silent reflection, commentary for reflection, real-life story/testimony, Catechism excerpt, discussion questions, prayers, resolution for charitable service
Other: Download a sample from "As I Have Loved You"
Information: Novo Millennio Press

catholic-catechism-for-adults-larger-20091109United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Well-written and thought-out regional catechism (available in English and Spanish)
Includes: 36 concise chapters, 4 appendices, a scriptural and topical indexes. Each chapter includes biography of an American Catholic, excerpt from the Catechism and explanation, discussion questions, opportunity for meditation and prayer
Information: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Also available
    "Reader's Journal for the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults" (English and Spanish)
    "Study Guide for the U.S. Adult Catholic Catechism" from Our Sunday Visitor

Catholic-Faith-ExplorersCatholic Faith Explorers

For the average Catholic who often doesn't have the time to do an in-depth study of the faith
What: Seven 24-30 page workbooks that use everyday language to explain the faith
Audience: Individual or group study
Includes: Workbook ($5.95 each) provides concise, complete presentation of the topic, complete with Scripture references and Catechism references
Other: Leader's guide ($25.95 each) in 3-ring binder and CD containing printable files
Information: Ignatius Press

Life-After-SundayLife After Sunday

Twenty-six downloadable discussion topics on a particular theme
Examples: Assent, Attention, Beauty, Presence, Risk, Security, Trust, Union, and Wonder
Information: Life After Sunday