Since its 1885 debut, the Catechism commissioned by the Third Council of Bishops in Baltimore has instructed generations of Catholic faithful. With an easy to read question and answer format, the Catechism combines solid Catholic doctrinal teaching with meaningful exposure to Scripture and practical application.
The revival of interest in the Baltimore Catechism reflects Catholics growing realization that a clear, concise presentation of the truths of the Faith is just what people young and old need to appreciate, practice and defend Church teaching. Catechists and parents will find this Catechism an invaluable teaching tool as they prepare children and catechumens to receive the Sacraments and lead authentic Catholic lives. Students will find this an uncomplicated and friendly guide to authentic Catholicism.
This is the original edition of the Baltimore Catechism, with updated typesetting, a fresh new cover, larger format, quality binding and the same trusted content.
The 33 lessons contained in Baltimore Catechism No. 1 present the basics of the Catholic Faith in a manner suitable for First Communicants through fifth graders. This edition begins with a section of classic Catholic prayers, including the Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition, and more. Each of the 33 lessons starts with the famous format of phoneticized words and meanings, a mini dictionary to help with learning the vocabulary. The book ends with a compilation of common Catholic prayers and hymns, including Come Holy Ghost, O Salutaris, Tantum Ergo, hymns to Jesus and Mary, and more.
This book is numbered to correspond with the fourth volume which is the Explanation or Teacher's Guide: Baltimore Catechism No. 4.
Contents Of Baltimore Catechism No. 1 include:
Morning and Evening Prayers
Prayers for Mass and Communion
The Right Manner of Confessing
The Stations of the Cross
|By:||JAMES THE GIVER (PITTSBURGH, PA., April 26, 2009)|
|Review:||A GUIDE TO THE GOOD LIFE OF SERVICE TO OTHERS. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative|
|By:||Al (Uncasville,CT, February 9, 2010)|
|Review:||If the catechism were drilled into the minds of children they always have it and God to fall back on. Many late teens and those in there early 20.s often drift away from the church, but with the info in the catechism they always have the church and God.|
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|Review:||We are here to know, love and serve God in this world and to be happy with Him in the next. Still fresh in my mind from 1st grade, St. Mary's Grammar school, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1953. Repetition is the mother of learning. Best Uses: Older Readers, Reference, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative|
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|Review:||Just what I wanted! Best Uses: Older Readers; Cons: none; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Perfect|
|By:||bondjapan (Branchville NJ, November 18, 2010)|
|Review:||This is a wonderful tool for preparing a child for First Communion, for learning the traditional prayers of our Faith, and recalling the teachings of the one true Church. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative|