THL – Baltimore Catechism I


In 1885, the Catholic bishops of the United States published what we now call the “Baltimore Catechism”.   The Catechism was published in three books, as follows:

In this course, we study the first book of the Baltimore Catechism.  The course is intended for Catholic children under 8 years old who are preparing for First Communion.  Older children should begin Baltimore Catechism II, which includes all of the content of this course.

Please note that we make a printable copy of the text available for parents and students:



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