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Pflaum Overview

The following catechetical programs are authorized for use in the Diocese of Saskatoon. Contact the Rural Catechetics coordinator assigned to your parish for ordering information.


This American lectionarybased catechetical program includes five levels:

SEEDS Preschool
PROMISE - Kindergarten and Grade 1
GOOD NEWS - Grades 2 and 3
VENTURE - Grades 4, 5, and 6
VISIONS - Grades 7, 8, and 9

Each of the five levels offers 32 weekly lessons based on the Sunday readings of the week. Materials are consumable and consist of a teaching guide and student pamphlets for each week.

The Teaching Guide provides connections from the weekly Gospel theme to Catholic Social Teaching, to the Creed, the Sacraments, the Life of Christ and Prayer. It references the Doctrine with the appropriate articles from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

A Resource Manual is available for each of the five levels.
It includes information for the catechist including:

  • the pastoral vision of the program,
  • a scope and sequence for the program
  • characteristics of the faith development of the learner 
  • the flow of the lessons
  • teaching and organizational techniques 
  • additional resources like songs, prayers, and supplementary activities.

This program is distributed in Canada by Novalis. Ordering information is available from Diocesan Rural Catechetics coordinators.

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Family Pages. You'll find features on Saints of the Season, Feasts of the Season, Catholic Culture, and Family Prayer plus reproducible activities for preschool through junior high. New pages are posted four times a year. Note: free registration is required.

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