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.Freedom

Initiate an exciting conversation with children about Jesus.

Cheerful drawings encourage the young readers to explore and ask questions. The book includes interesting background information for parents and teachers on every question.

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
Publishing details:
Flexcover240 pages
AuthorsFr. Martin Barta, Michaela von Heereman, Bernhard Meuser, Michael Scharf, Clara Steber, Christoph Weiss
Edition1 (August 1, 2018)

Bonus Materials

We are working to offer bonus material for children for every question in YOUCAT for Kids to ensure that the content can be learned in an inspiring and entertaining way.

How the World and All that Exists came to Be
Question 1
3 Minute Catechism - 23 - Is there a contradiction between the Creation and Evolution?
Question 2
God made me
PDFWriting & Matching
Question 4
3 Minute Catechism - 8 - How has God revealed Himself?
Question 4
God is like ...
PDFWriting & Analyzing
Questions 8-9
Images of God
PDF Selecting & Crafting
Question 12
The Four Gospels
PDFColouring & Matching
Part 2
The Sacraments
7 Meeting Points with God
Questions 64-109
Life with God - Discover the seven sacraments
PDFBoard Game
Questions 65-69
3 Minute Catechism - 36 - What is Baptism?
Questions 70-73
3 Minute Catechism - 37 - What is Confirmation?
Question 94
Secret Code
PDFCombining & Analyzing
Question 101
Holy Women
PDFMatching & Describing

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?

Pope Francis wrote this foreword in 2016.

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.

Dear parents, keep this little catechism with you and take the time to contemplate it together with your children page by page, mystery of faith by mystery of faith, question by question. Help your children discover the love of Jesus! It will make them strong and brave. I entrust you with YOUCAT for KIDS.

Do not get tired of questions or of sharing your faith. Do not remain silent when your children have pressing questions, but always have the strength to hand on the faith, which you too received from your parents. Be a living chain, so that from generation to generation, the gospel may always be present in our families, our communities and in the Church.

I bless you with all my heart; please pray for me.