Welcome to CCD Publications

We offer friendly advice and service to provide catechetical resources for Catholic Special Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation.

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) Special Religious Education (SRE) syllabus. The JFL series was a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) publication that had ecclesiastical approval for use in the Archdiocese of Sydney. It also met the requirements of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training for use in Catholic SRE classes.

In 1999, the Catechist Centre was renamed Sydney Catholic Books & Resources (SCB&R) with its major emphasis continuing to be the supply of the JFL series to parishes. SCB&R then expanded its range to offer books on Scripture and spirituality, as well as devotional items and gifts for sacramental celebrations, such as, Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.

In 2006, a new Catholic curriculum series, Christ our Light and Life (COLAL), was introduced to replace the JFL syllabus. The COLAL Kinder to Year 12 series is based upon the To Know, Worship & Love series, which is used in Sydney Catholic Schools.

The COLAL series is designed for use as the main resource in public schools to support parents and caregivers who have chosen to enrol their children in Catholic Special Religious Education.

The COLAL series is for parents, priests, deacons, catechists and others involved in catechesis and, in particular, the ministry of special religious education. It is most effective in teaching contexts that are committed to the Gospel of Christ, to Sacred Tradition, and to the magisterium of Christ’s Church.

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