Ave Maria Press is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a new high school textbook, Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments!

The text incorporates the outline and main points of the new high school curriculum guidelines and is a Christocentric presentation of the liturgy and sacraments. It has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments offers a detailed look at the sacraments as the principal manifestation of Christ. Jesus is himself a principal sacrament of God to the human race. Participating in the sacraments helps us to know Jesus and live life in community as modeled by the Persons of the Trinity.

Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments breaks open the meaning of sacrament—an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us by the work of the Holy Spirit—using an effective model for describing four dimensions of the sacrament:
  • Memorial
  • Celebration
  • Communion
  • Transformation
This model is the organizing principle for each chapter.

Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments is truly an interactive text. Through the regular placement of “For Reflection” panels and assignments that focus on deeper research (mind), developing a personal and communcal prayer life (heart), and active transformation of self and society (hand), the students will come to know Jesus through participation in the sacraments and the grace of their effects.

Each chapter also features a profile of a saint with a particular devotion or experience around a sacrament. Additionally, several references to current events that have application to the topic, including references to blogger sites, are included.

Contact Ave Maria Press if you would like more information on having a review copy of Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments sent to your school.