Originally founded as a resource centre and lending library for catechists the Catechist Centre, as it was known in 1966, supplied catechetical aids that conformed to the Joy For Living (JFL) syllabus. The JFL series is a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) publication and has ecclesiastical approval for use in the Archdiocese of Sydney. It also meets the requirements of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training for use in special religious education classrooms.
In 1999 the Centre was renamed Sydney Catholic Books & Resources (SCB&R) with its major emphasis continuing to be the supply of the JFLseries to parishes. SCB&R then expanded its range and now offers books on spirituality and scripture, as well as devotional items and gifts for special occasions such as Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.
2006 saw the introduction of the new curriculum series Christ Our Light And Life. The series is designed for use as the main resource of Special Religious Education (SRE) for Catholic children attending public schools, replacing the JFL syllabus. The series is for parents, priests, catechists and others involved in the ministry of special religious education. It will be most effective in teaching contexts committed to the Gospel of Christ, to Sacred Tradition, and to the magisterium of Christ’s Church.
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