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Faith Fusion sacramental preparation for middle school students brings the Catholic faith to life in words and images, and provides a complete overview of the faith built on the framework of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. At the heart of every lesson is a focus on Scripture and Tradition, connected to the students' lives through prayer, reflections, activities, and stories of faith lived in the example of saints and other holy people.

Throughout each lesson, Faith Fusion provides a direct connection between faith and life--between knowingbelieving, and living. Faith Fusionprovides a complete immersion into the faith by also presenting the Church's social teachings, beliefs and practices, traditional prayers, Church history highlights, and much more. Perfect for Confirmation prep, RCIA, and junior high or high school review programs, Faith Fusion gives students a lifelong foundation of faith and relationship with Christ.

The Subcommittee on the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found this catechetical text (Copyright © 2010) to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Lesson Resources

The following resources support Faith Fusion and enhance the rich content the text contains. Check out the following links for music, activities, background reading, and more.

Being Catholic

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities.
"I Am Your Friend," Freeburg/Walker, Never Too Young #247
"To Follow You," de Silva/Pammit, Cross Generation #228

Lesson 1

To learn more about Scripture, you can read the Bible online

Catholic Customs: Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, France, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico

Getting to Know the Newest Doctor of the Church (OSV Newsweekly)

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Open My Eyes/Abre Mis Ojos," Jesse Manibusan, Never Too Young #122
"God Is Here," David Haas, Cross Generation #220

Lesson 2

For more Church teaching about the Blessed Trinity

Names for the Divine Persons of the Blessed Trinity

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Holy Spirit, Come Now," Jesse Manibusan, Never Too Young #189
"I Am," Paul Melley, Cross Generation #247

Lesson 3

Catholic Customs: More about relics

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Emmanuel," Steve Angrisano, Never Too Young #148
"Child of Mercy," David Haas, Cross Generation #16

Lesson 4

Know it! More about the Ichthus

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Holy Spirit," Ken Canedo, Never Too Young, #233
"Come, Holy Ghost/En Nuestro Ser Mora, Creador," Cross Generation #16

Lesson 5

For more about the Church: The official site of the Vatican

The official site of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Catholic Customs: More about Christian unity

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Holy God, We Praise Thy Name," Never Too Young #95
"We Are One Body," Dana Scallon, Cross Generation #266

"Rosary Rap," Joe Melendrez. Available on RosaryRap.com

Lesson 6

Calendar Connection: Read a Vatican Document on the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception

Know it! More about the Chi Rho

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Holy Is His Name," John Michael Talbot, Never Too Young #201
"Ave Maria," Cross Generation #203

Lesson 7

Learn about Michelangelo's The Last Judgment

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"For All the Saints" Never Too Young #131
"What You Have Done for Me," Tony Alonso Cross Generation #210

Being Catholic

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities.
"Jesus, Come to Us," David Haas, Never Too Young #118
"With You by My Side," David Haas,Cross Generation #115

Lesson 8

To learn more about the Eucharist

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Bread of Life," Bobby Fisher, Never Too Young #225
"O Taste and See," Marty Haugen, Cross Generation  #264

Lesson 9

Catholic Customs: Learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Lead Us to the Water," Kendzia/Daigle, Never Too Young #20
"We Are Called," David Haas, Cross Generation  #261

Lesson 10

Learn more about the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

Saintly Profiles: Read more about Venerable Pope John Paul II

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Be With Me, Lord," Tom Booth, Never Too Young #216
"Make Us Worthy," Michael Mahler, Cross Generation #180

Lesson 11

More about priests

More about marriage

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Psalm 25: To You, O God, I Lift Up My Soul," Bob Hurd, Never Too Young #67
"Where True Love and Charity Are Found/Ubi Caritas," Cross Generation #31

Being Catholic

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities.
"God Has Chosen Me," Bernadette Farrell, Never Too Young #67
"Send Down the Fire," Marty Haugen, Cross Generation #46

Lesson 12

Calendar Connection: Read the full text of Humanae Vitae here

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Sacred Creation," Rufino Zaragoza, OFM, Never Too Young #141
"Come All You People/Uyai Mose," Gondo/Bell/Daigle, Cross Generation #147

Lesson 13

Catholic Customs: More about indulgences

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Amazing Grace," John Newton Never Too Young #214
"Take, Lord, Receive," Paul Melley Cross Generation #237

Lesson 14

Saintly Profiles: More about Blessed Pope John XXIII
John XXIII -- Mystic Pope (The Priest, November 2011)

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Alleluia! Give the Glory," Ken Canedo, Never Too Young #3
"Lord's Prayer," Jerome V. Andrews, Cross Generation #182

Lesson 15

Learn more about sacramentals

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Thy Word Is a Lamp," Michael W. Smith, Never Too Young #117
"Psalm 25: To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul," Leon C. Roberts, Cross Generation #66

Lesson 16

Saintly Profiles: Learn about the National Shrine of North American Martyrs

Lesson 17

Learn more about Catholic Social Teaching: The Ten Commandments of Catholic Social Teaching, The Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine  

Catholic Customs: More about Catholic Relief Services and Operation Rice Bowl

Saintly Profiles: More about Blessed Mother Teresa

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Prayer of Saint Francis/Oración de San Francisco," Sebastian Temple, Never Too Young #136
"We Are the Light of the World," Jean Anthony Greif, Never Too Young #35
"Cry the Gospel," Tom Booth, Cross Generation #100

Being Catholic

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"I Will Choose Christ," Tom Booth, Never Too Young #261
"Find Us Ready," Tom Booth, Cross Generation #5

Lesson 18

Calendar Connection: Read the Edict of Milan here

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Open My Eyes/Abre Mis Ojos," Jesse Manibusan, Never Too Young #122
"Lord, Hear My Prayer/Óyenos, Señor," Jim Gibson, Cross Generation #185

Lesson 19

Learn more about The Lord's Prayer

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"The Lord Is My Shepherd," Joshua Blakesley, Never Too Young #42
"God Is Forgiveness," Taizé, Cross Generation #278

Lesson 20

Read more about sacramentals

Calendar Connection: Read the Lateran Treaty here

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Go Light Your World," Chris Rice, Never Too Young #259
"Shout to the Lord," Darlene Zschech, Cross Generation #109

Being Catholic

Additional Activity: Reviewing the Gifts of the Spirit

The following are some suggestions for Catholic music you may choose to use during prayer, or to play quietly while the young people complete the activities or lesson review.
"Holy Spirit," Ken Canedo, Never Too Young #233
"The Summons/El Llamado," John L. Bell, Cross Generation #149

Catholic Source Book

See and learn more about the Stations of the Cross

Read the documents of Vatican II

Catholic Social Teaching: More about Catholic Social Teaching

The Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine  

Theology of the Body Resources

Chaste Living