Family Catechesis

Cavaletti, Sofia. The Religious Potential of the Child: Experiencing Scripture and Liturgy With Young Children. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1992 [Original Italian, 1979].

Dooley, Catherine. “Catechumenate for Children: Sharing the Gift of Faith.” The Living Light 24, no. 4 (June 1988): 307–317.

JohnsonTerry L. Catechizing Our Children: The Whys and Hows of Teaching the Shorter Catechism Today. Banner of Truth, 2013.

Kelly, Maureen A. “Issues in the Christian Initiation of Children.” Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation 16, no. 5 (September 1994): 10-19.

Kelly, Maureen A. “Reframing the Questions: Children‘s Catechumenate.” Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation 31, no. 2 (March 2009): 20.

Meade, Starr. Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2000. 

Senseman, Rita Burns. “Celebrating the Minor Rites with Children.” Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation 30, no. 6 (November 2008): 2-9.

Senseman, Rita Burns.”What Should We Ask of Child Catechumens?” In Readings in the Christian Initiation of Children, edited by Victoria M. Tufano, 153–62. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1994.

Robich, Steven M. “Christian Initiation of Children: No Longer a Class or a Grade Issue.” Catechumenate: A Journal of Christian Initiation 23, no. 1 (January 1989): 9–21.

Smith, James K. A. "Liturgies of the Home." In You Are What You Want: The Spiritual Power of Habit (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2016).

Van Dyken, Donald. Rediscovering Catechism: The Art of Equipping Covenant Children. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2000

Zachman, Randall C. "Building Up the Faith of Children." In John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor and Theologian: The Shape of His Writings and Thought, 131–146. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006.

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was formed in 1984 in North America with its main aim being that of “involving adults and children in a common religious experience in which the religious values of childhood (contemplation and enjoyment of God) are predominant.”

Other aims include building community among catechists in supporting their work with children in aiding the growth of the spirit of this method of catechesis, establishing rapport with the wider ecclesial community, and encouraging, documenting, and spreading the research related to the religious life of the child through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (from the website).

A helpful recent article on the way in which this inculcates a "sacramental imagination in a secular age" can be found here