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In 2011, Bishop DiLorenzo established a systematic, age-appropriate parish curriculum to benefit both catechists and parents. The Diocese of Richmond Catechetical Curriculum is offered to ensure that the young people in our parish programs have consistency in their religious education.

The Catechetical Curriculum is a guide for choosing teaching resources for parish formation programs from the list of approved texts created by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

View the USCCB list of approved texts. (pdf)

For links to videos from July 2020 Curriculum Fair, Click Here.

For Children with Disabilities: The Catechetical Curriculum includes information for working with Children with Disabilities. For more resources, contact the Center for Marriage, Family & Life.

En Español: The Parent Pages of our Catechetical Curriculum are available in Spanish as a resource for Spanish speaking parents. Find them at the end of the Catechetical Curriculum.

High School: An option for a 9th – 12th grade formation is called Journey to Emmaus: A High School Youth Ministry Curriculum and is available to employees on the diocesan Extranet or to all by contacting the Office for Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults at, (804) 622-5159.