The CCD supports Catechists in the Diocese with resources to assist them in the classroom. This page also contains a link to forms that may be required by parish coordinators.
CCD Regional Resource Centres
Each CCD Regional Centre has resources available for borrowing. There are resources to complement your lesson planning as well as resources for your own education. These include Reference books, Story & Picture books, Posters, DVDs & CDs.
To find your regional centre go to the Contact Us page.
Prayers for the School Year
The Sunday before Ash Wednesday is traditionally Catechist Sunday in the Diocese and this year will be held on Sunday19 February 2023. Catechist Sunday is an annual event in the CCD Calendar. Catechist Sunday originated in 1935 when the Vatican published a document ‘On the Better Care and Promotion of Catechetical Education’, which acknowledged the importance of the Church’s teaching ministry and asked every country to honour those catechists who serve within their Christian communities.
As catechists begin another year of ministry, parishes are invited to stop and think about the dedicated work of these volunteers. You may choose any number of ways to recognise and celebrate their service to the parish community, such as:
- Commissioning service with blessing ceremony for catechists. Download Catechist Renewal of Commitment
- Inviting a catechist to highlight their vocation to the ministry.
- Showing the I’m a Catechist video (Parish Coordinators have these) or you can download from this link.
- Printing catechist profiles in the parish bulletin.
- Exhibit a catechetical ministries display table outside the church after Mass.
- Gathering for a catechist morning tea with the parish community after Mass.
Parishes are asked to acknowledge the work and dedication of volunteer catechists, including SRE catechists, Sacramental catechists, RCIA catechists and Children’s Liturgy of the Word catechists. Because Catechist Sunday acknowledges the importance of the Church’s teaching ministry, it also provides an opportunity to recognise Catholic school teachers in the parishes.
2022 Catholic Mission Resources
Please find below the resources to download for use in the classroom for Catholic Mission lesson. Suitable only for stages 3 & 4 (years 5,6, 7 & 8)
2023 Caritas Lenten Resources for Catechists
Caritas has once again provided us with beautiful resources for the classroom, including teaching notes, student pages, PowerPoints and videos for students from Kinder to Year 12. CCD has developed these resources into simple age-appropriate lessons for the various stages and these are authorised for us in our SRE classrooms during Lent.
Primary School Resources (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
Lesson Plan Project Compassion Stage 1
For All Generations Worksheet Stage 1 (PDF 318.6KB)
A Prayer for Tereesa Worksheet Stage 1 (PDF 230.4KB)
Lesson Plan Project Compassion Stages 2 and 3 (PDF 162.3KB)
Tereesa’s Story Handout Stages 2 and 3 (PDF 425.9KB)
PowerPoint – Caritas and Tereesa’s Story Stages 1, 2 and 3 (PPTX 10.5MB)
A Day in the Life of Tereesa video Stages 1, 2 and 3
PowerPoint - Prayer – All Stages
High School Resources
Lesson Plan Project Compassion Stage 4 and 5 (PDF 162.6KB)
Tereesa’s Story Worksheet Stages 4 and 5
Faith in Action Worksheet Stages 4 and 5 (PDF 261.8KB)
Tereesa’s Story Handout Stages 4 and 5 (PDF 888.7KB)
PowerPoint – Caritas and Tereesa’s Story Stages 4 and 5
Tereesa’s Story Video Stages 4 and 5
Stories from Project Compassion 2023 Video Stages 4 and 5
PowerPoint Prayer – All Stages
Downloadable forms required by Parish Coordinators during the course of their role.