Journey to Emmaus Youth Curriculum

Journey to Emmaus is an optional resource for high school youth ministry.

EmmausThe curriculum was originally developed by the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, and purchased by the Diocese of Portland for use in the state of Maine (at no charge to the parishes or Catholic schools).

The four-year learning cycle puts flesh on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Adaptation of Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age (USCCB 2010).

The content is organized in 10 sessions for each of two semesters per year. Each session addresses an aspect of Catholic faith and includes Scripture references, catechism and Church document citations, opening and closing prayers, games and icebreakers, a sample talk, and related media links to music, movies, and websites.

Content is accessible to parish youth ministry leaders and catechists by using specific codes available from the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation. The sessions for each semester are presented in a single "book," resulting in eight separate pdf files that may be viewed electronically or printed.

To learn more about this resource or receive the content, call or email Shawn Gregory, Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Curriculum Overview

Journey to Emmaus, from the Diocese of Arlington, follows a spiral curriculum, revisiting each doctrinal element over the course of eight semesters.

You may access the complementary video components directly from the Diocese of Arlington website.

J2E four year scope


Terms of Use Agreement (must complete before accessing the program)

Key to Each Session

Online access to session outlines (password protected)

Complementary video components

Adaptation of the Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for Adolescent Catechesis in Parishes and Youth Ministry - USCCB