Growing Up Catholic Eucharist (2023) is a dynamic, whole family curriculum that coaches parents to prepare their children to receive Communion for the first time (First Eucharist) or renew their appreciation for the sacrament (Eucharist Revival Project).
Get started by purchasing the Downloadable Leader Kit. Then purchase booklets or reprint licenses for each child using the resource.
This leader kit supports both versions of 2023 Growing Up Catholic Eucharist: First Eucharist and Eucharistic Revival Project (all age and language editions). It gives you everything you need to coordinate the program, whether hosted in a parish/school, sent home with families, or a combination of the two.
You must also purchase booklets or eResource licenses for use with individual families.
This kit includes:
- General leader guide
- Short introductory parent videos
- For each session:
- Facilitator guide
- Family booklets, for leader reference/preparation (booklets or reprint licenses must be purchases for each child)
- Presentation slides (optional)
- Prayer music components (videos, MP3 audio files, lyric pages)
This reproducible eResource is sold with a lifetime license for use within a parish, school, or diocesan office. You are allowed to make unlimited copies for use within your own community. You may also email these to members of your team or participants in your program. If you serve more than one parish or school, each should purchase its own license. You may not post our eResources to any web site without explicit permission to do so. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for cooperating with our honor system regarding our product licenses.
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The Pastoral Center
Paul Canavese serves as director of The Pastoral Center (PastoralCenter.com), author, frequent conference speaker, and pastoral consultant. He has his MTS from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley. He directs GrowingUpCatholic.com (focused on coaching parents) and GospelLiving.org ("intentional daily life Catholicism"). He has served in a wide range of parish ministries, most recently as a pastoral consultant at Corpus Christi Parish in Piedmont, CA. Paul also has 20 years of experience in software development and management with technology startups and social media. Along with his wife Ann, two daughters, and seven chickens, he lives in Alameda, CA, where they operate a mini-urban farm and looks for creative ways to build community in their neighborhood.
Jean Denton is a cartoonist, illustrator and journalist. Her “Flock” cartoons were featured in the North Texas Catholic newspaper for more than 25 years. They’ve also run in a few other Catholic papers, magazines, and resources. Besides drawing The Flock, Jean has been a Catholic newspaper reporter, columnist, and illustrator. A veteran parish catechist, former youth minister, wife, and mother of three adult children, she holds a certificate in Christian spirituality from Loyola University of New Orleans.