Textbook and Resource Support

The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis assists parishes and schools in selecting texts and resources for pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school students in Catholic Schools and Parish programs. All elementary and middle school textbooks used in parish and Catholic school programs must be chosen from the Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series as set forth by the Bishops' Committee on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. High Schools must move toward selection from the Conformity listing as they update and replace textbooks.

The OEC staff is available to help parishes and schools choose textbooks. Our Archdiocesan Resource Library contains copies of all major textbook series that you can preview. Each parish or school is encouraged to set up a "Textbook Committee" and utilize the workbook How to Choose Catechetical Textbooks to help you select a series that best meets your parishes' needs. Many other catechist resources are also available for you to preview.