As Ireland’s leading religious publisher and retailer, Veritas is proud to publish the Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults. The result of several years’ work, this Catechism is a call to a renewal of faith at a time when some people may be questioning whether the good news of Jesus Christ applies to them.
The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults presents Irish Catholics with a renewed opportunity to study, reflect on and live by the faith we profess in the Creed, celebrate in the sacraments, live in the Christian moral life and deepen through prayer.
What is the Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults?
The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults is a new resource from the Irish Episcopal Conference. Designed to complement the Catechism of the Catholic Church, it is adapted for an Irish audience and written in accessible, easy-to-understand language.
This Catechism is a resource to facilitate adult faith development, which is prioritised by the National Directory for Catechesis, Share the Good News.
Each chapter begins with a ‘story or lesson of faith’, featuring many notable figures from Ireland, such as Edmund Rice, Catherine McAuley and Nano Nagle. Those chosen are people whose lives or actions illustrate a particular Church teaching.
Who is the Catechism for?
The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults is for adults who wish to renew or learn more about their faith, including:
- Parish Study Groups
- Liturgy Committees
- Retreat Groups
- RCIA groups
- Those interested in personal study.
It also provides information about the Catholic faith to other interested readers.
How is it structured?
The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults is composed of thirty-six chapters, divided into four sections:
I. The Creed: The Faith Professed
II. The Sacraments: The Faith Celebrated
III. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived
IV. The Our Father: The Faith Prayed.
- Commences with a short account of a saint or holy person, most of whom are Irish
- Is followed by a presentation of a related teaching
- Contains excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Relates the Church teaching to Irish culture
- Contains questions for discussion that invite the reader to explore personal ways of connecting with the teachings of the Church
- Concludes with doctrinal statements and suggestions for meditation and prayer.
The History of the Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults