One of the main goals of the Catholic Year of Faith is to promote awareness and study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on its twentieth anniversary of publication. Reading and using the Catechism can be a challenge even for adults. Use this Catechism scavenger hunt as a class activity to help familiarize your high school students with the layout and format of the text.
Students can work on this activity alone or in groups. This activity works best if students have catechisms of their own or if you can acquire a class set for the day. Otherwise, have students share the catechisms with their groups to find the answers.
The following ten questions can be used as a part of this Catechism of the Catholic Church scavenger hunt. There is nearly a limitless number of additional questions and clues that you could add to this list so please feel free to download the Word Document version of the questions. The PDF of both the questions and the answer key are available below.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church Scavenger Hunt
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is divided into four parts. List them below:
Which Scripture passage is quoted in the first sentence of the Prologue of the Catechism?
Find the five saints who are quoted in the Catechism whose first or last name begins with the letter A.
What paragraph number list the fruits of the Holy Spirit?
Which two people are listed as models of faith in the Catechism?
What page contains the texts for the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed?
On what page can we find the Ten Commandments?
List five councils quoted in the footnotes of the Catechism:
List all the women you can find who are quoted in the Catechism.
What are the three expressions of prayer and in what paragraphs can they be found in the Catechism?
You can download and print these questions for your students here:
- Catechism of the Catholic Church Scavenger Hunt (PDF / Word)
- Catechism of the Catholic Church Scavenger Hung (Answer Key)
Catechism Activity Variations for Students with iPads or Laptops
If you have laptops and iPads in class then introduce students to the digital version of the Catechism freely available online and adapt the scavenger hunt questions for these online versions with great Catechism search engines: