YOUCAT for Kids

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YOUCAT for Kids

The catechism for children and parents

YOUCAT for Kids is an inspiring and easy to understand introduction to the teachings of the Catholic Church for children (8-12 years). Cheerful drawings encourage the children to explore and ask questions. This opens up an exciting conversation with children about Jesus, the sacraments, prayer, etc. In addition, there is interesting background information for parents and teachers on every question. The book was tested in several years of practice, 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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Children discover the Catholic faith

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

Interesting for adults

  • Linguagem fácil
  • Numerosas ilustrações feitas para crianças
  • Informações contextualizadas para adultos a cada página

Tested and officially approved

  • Durante vários anos os textos foram testados por familias, escolas, grupos de catequese e melhorado aos pocuso.
  • Revisado e aprovado pelos bispos de língua alemã e pela Congregação para a Doutrina da Fé em Roma.
  • Prefácio e recomendação do Papa Francisco

Pope 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?


The catechism deals with issues that children don't have any interest in, is it?


In what way, and with what tools and methods, are children introduced to faith?


How to read YOUCAT for Kids with children?


What did other mothers, who tested the YOUCAT for Kids says?


What should pastoral workers do with the children’s catechism?


Why do we need the YOUCAT for Kids? What gap does it fill?


Bonus Materials