The new, enhanced version of Alive in Christ includes everything you already love about our basal series, but also includes brand new features, including new content on the kerygma, missionary discipleship, and Christian anthropology, new family-gathered sessions, and new, engaging music to help kids remember and share what they have learned.
Alive in Christ: Discovering and Sharing the Kerygma is a comprehensive, systematic, and developmentally-appropriate religion program for children in 1st through 8th grades. Covering the seven major topics of catechesis in a spiral scope and sequence, lessons follow a three-step process: an invitation to encounter God through his Word (the Invite step), proclamation of the faith through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition (the Discover step), and connection to everyday life so learners can share their faith in word and action (the Live step).
The parish edition of Alive in Christ: Discovering and Sharing the Kerygma leads children to an encounter with Jesus Christ, accompanies them as they discover their faith in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, and sends them forth to live what they have received.
The school edition of Alive in Christ: Discovering and Sharing the Kerygma evangelizes students and families and fosters a strong sense of Catholic identity by building biblical literacy, exploring Sacred Tradition, and applying religion lessons to life in the school, the parish, the family, and the wider community.
Alive in Christ Young Adolescents, a parish faith formation program for middle and early high school, offers comprehensive catechesis in an invitational, relevant, and innovative way that engages youth and helps them live their faith in today’s world. The program includes guidebooks on seven key topics in our faith: Revelation, Trinity, Jesus Christ, Church, Sacraments, Morality, and Kingdom of God. Each Faith Guidebook contains 6 lessons. Guided through a three-step catechetical process, young people encounter Christ, his truth, and a life of missionary discipleship.
Vivos en Cristo is a fully bilingual religion curriculum that teaches children and families to know, love, and live their Catholic faith through Sacred Scripture, doctrine, prayer, practices of the faith, and seasonal celebrations.
It was so informative, exciting and engaging. I've attended from other textbook companies before and your training was by far superior. I'm so excited for this year and years to come utilizing all that Alive in Christ and OSV has to offer.
Coordinator of Religious Education
Church of the Visitation
Alive in Christ gives students a solid foundation to put faith into action! It provides engaging, high-quality Catholic religious lessons at school and at home. Students learn what Catholics believe, worship, pray and how they live. This curriculum helps students live our school mission….’ to grow in faith, knowledge, values, and respect’.
Holy Angels School, West Bend, WI
The pictures are wonderful, the Scripture and prayer are an excellent way to start each chapter, and the activities throughout the chapter are meaningful and purposeful! It’s perfectly written for each grade level, and I love that Catholic identity is reinforced in many ways.
Coordinator of Religious Education
St. Columbian Parish, Loveland, OH
It is increasingly urgent that our catechetical efforts in the United States be mindful of the culturally diverse reality, particularly when serving Hispanic Catholics. For this we need resources such as Alive in Christ for the New Evangelization to be truly vibrant in the 21st century.
Asst. Professor of Hispanic Ministry &
Religious Education at Boston College
School of Theology & Ministry
The lessons are easy to follow and the Catechists don’t need to spend a lot of time on lesson plans. We love that OSV included stories of the saints who exemplify the teaching in each chapter. Most of all, we love the Family + Faith Pages! Parents are given the Family + Faith Page when they pick up their child and this keeps them in the loop on what the children are learning, and sometimes the parents learn new things too!
Director of Family Faith Formation,
Religious Education & Parish Services
St. Maria Goretti Parish, Hatfield, PA
The Alive in Christ series by Our Sunday Visitor is the ideal catechetical program to make our vision of flexible, personal and unique faith development a reality for our teens and their families.
Middle School and Confirmation Coordinator St. Matthew Catholic Church