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YOUCAT for Kids

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YOUCAT for Kids

The Catechism for children and parents

Inspiring and easy to understand, YOUCAT for Kids is an introduction to the teachings of the Catholic Church for children (8-12 years). Cheerful drawings encourage the young readers to explore and ask questions, which helps to initiate an exciting conversation with children about Jesus, the sacraments, prayer, and more. In addition, the book includes interesting background information for parents and teachers on every question. The book was tested over several years, approved by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome and officially published by the Austrian Bishops' Conference.

  • Flexcover 240 pages
  • Authors Fr. Martin Barta, Michaela von Heereman, Bernhard Meuser, Michael Scharf, Clara Steber, Christoph Weiss
  • Edition 1 (August 1, 2018)
  • ISBN 978-3945148112

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Table of content
Preview 1
Preview 2
Index of keywords

Children discover the Catholic faith

  • Reading book for the transmission of faith
  • Funny illustrations
  • Suitable for preparing for First Communion

Interesting for adults

  • Easy to understand language
  • Numerous childlike illustrations
  • On each page also background information for adults

Tested and officially approved

  • Tested and optimized for several years with families, schools and communion groups
  • Approval by German-speaking bishops and Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome
  • Preface and recommendation by Pope Francis

Pope Francis Foreword

Papst Franziskus
Dear children, Dear parents!

When flipping through the pages of YOUCAT for KIDS, I come across questions children ask their parents and catechists millions of times. That is why I consider this catechism as useful as the big Catechism, in which you can find answers to the most important questions of life: Where does this world come from? Why do I exist? How and why shall we live here? What happens after death?

YOUCAT for KIDS is a catechism very different from the one I used to have. YOUCAT for KIDS is suitable for children and parents to spend time together and, in doing so, discover God’s love more and more.

Tips for Using


Interview with Michaela von Heereman on how to use YOUCAT for Kids

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we need another catechism for children - the YOUCAT for Kids? Aren’t there enough faith books for children already?

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