Catholic Schools: Catechists, Teachers, and Parents

Audio Catechism
Baltimore Catechism Downloads

When would you use an audio catechism?

When you're teaching the Baltimore Catechism you hope and pray that your students will learn the truths of the Catholic Faith and keep the Faith all their lives.

You hope that they will become saints. Sometimes you need help.

  • Do you have students who could use extra help?
  • Ones who need help focusing on the words?
  • One who wants to learn, but needs more practice than you have time to give?
  • Maybe you have an auditory learner who learns better by hearing than by reading and writing?
  • Do you need someone to help your children review their catechism answers before Father asks them the questions?
  • Perhaps you're learning as an adult and need an easy way to review.

If so, you will be grateful to have these audio Baltimore Catechism recordings. I am!

Audio Catechism CDs or Downloads - great way to memorize the Baltimore Catechism for Communion and Confirmation.Listening to an audio catechism is a peaceful way to learn the answers and prayers.

Saint Anne's Helper Audio Catechism

St. Anne's Helper audio catechism (CDs for gifts and Downloads for immediate use) are a giant help in reducing the effort necessary to memorize the Roman Catholic beliefs.

Help your children learn the Baltimore Catechism answers and prayers like

  • the Apostles' Creed,
  • the Ten Commandments,
  • and the prayers of the Rosary. 

The First Communion CD (or digital download) covers the Baltimore Catechism No. 1 Communion questions and answers.

The Confirmation CD (or digital download) covers the Confirmation questions in the Baltimore Catechism No. 2.

Listen to a sample of each at the following pages, then buy the instant downloads or the CDs below:

1. Listen To Audio Catechism Clips

To make these sample audio clips load faster on the internet we separated them to their own pages. You can also buy from those pages.

Or buy them below.

Note: We also have copybooks which help with both memorization and handwriting. Together the audio and the copybooks offer multi-sensory help for busy Catholic families. You can buy these bundled  with an ebooklet to save 16-30%.

2. Buy Audio Catechism Downloads

First Communion Audio Catechism

 Communion Audio Download with Text File

$17.98

30% discount? Buy the Communion Bundle.


Confirmation Audio Catechism

Confirmation Audio  and Text File Download

Download $17.98

30% discount? Buy the Confirmation Bundle.


3. Give Audio Catechism CDs As Gifts Of Faith!

You can get the same audio catechism recording on CDs. They make excellent gifts of faith at Christmas and Baptisms.

  • Grandparents for grandchildren.
  • Godparents for Godchildren before First Communion and Confirmation.
  • Sponsors for adults studying the Catholic Faith.
  • Family and friends of homeschooling families.
  • Parents of public school students.
  • Parents of audio learners.

3.A. Buy Both Audio CDs In A Bundle To Save 25%

2 Audio Catechism CDs for First Communion and ConfirmationBuy both Audio Catechism CDs for First Communion and Confirmation and save 25%.

2 Audio Catechism CDs BUNDLE With Text File

Save 25% Free S&H  $29.98

Bundle details here.


3.B. Buy Each Audio CD Separately

First Communion Audio Catechism CD

Communion Audio CD With Text File

See 25% OFF CD Bundle details.

 Free S&H  $19.98


Confirmation Audio Catechism  CD

Confirmation Audio CD and Text File

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Free S&H 

$19.98 


4. Tutor In A CD: Audio Baltimore Catechism

Many parents have let us know that the audio versions have been like having a tutor to help kids review. This is exactly why we made these.

As we had five, six, seven, and eight children; it became hard to find time to review the children's catechism well enough for them to memorize the answers.

We have had many letters from pastors, catechists, teachers and parents who appreciate having a Baltimore Catechism CD to help with the memorizing.

We've had letters from grateful parents whose children were dyslexic or auditory learners, meaning that they learned their catechism answers faster using the audio catechism.

Using headphones was mentioned several times as the biggest help as the headphones or ear buds help block distractions. 'Awesome for auditory learners!

4.A. First Communion Audio Catechism

Once your children or students can pronounce the words, this First Communion Audio Catechism download will help them memorize or review the questions and answers. 

You can go directly to the Q&A track number that you want them to memorize.

Put the track on repeat for such answers as the Ten Commandments or the Apostles Creed. 

This is awesome review for anyone.

It's also perfect for audio learners, especially if they use headphones or earbuds.

First Communion Audio and Text Files

The prayers are at the end of the First Communion CD to make it easier for children to search for a question and answer track. 

The prayers should be learned before the questions and answers, so it is best to start the year previous to preparing to receive the Holy Eucharist.

If you can, have your children start memorizing the prayers early in the First Communion year or even the year before, which might lessen stress during the First Communion year.

Many children already know the last half of the prayers that we use in the Rosary, but they'll usually be required to learn the whole prayer for receiving Communion since these are also used as penances in confession: three Hail Marys, Act of Contrition, etc.

The easiest way to learn the Communion prayers is to say the Rosary every day.

The Living My Religion Baltimore Catechism series used three books to teach the First Communion questions, which shows that the Church has taught that it is usually good to start memorizing the prayers in Kindergarten.

Be sure not to overload children. Ambient learning can be good enough for most of these answers, especially the prayers.

 Communion Audio Download with Text File

$17.98

30% discount? Buy the Communion Bundle.


4.B. Catholic Confirmation Audio Catechism

The same is true for your students who use the Confirmation Audio Catechism. They'll be learning or reviewing the Baltimore Catechism answers for Confirmation.

They can even listen to the recording while riding to school or doing light chores - anywhere an MP3 player can go. This is awesome for adults!

Confirmation Audio and Text Files

On the other hand, the Confirmation questions and answers are placed after the Catholic prayers on the Confirmation CD. Older students are able to navigate past them easier than younger students. Refer to the printable text for the numbers on the tracks.

Generally, these CDs are not meant to be listened to all in one pass. This can be fine for an adult catechumen reviewing the Roman Catholic beliefs, but it would not be appropriate for a young child.

The audio catechisms consist only of a list meant to be learned three to five questions per week.

Confirmation Audio  and Text File Download

Download $17.98

30% discount? Buy the Confirmation Bundle.


5. Using Audio Catechism CDs Or Downloads

5.A. Preparing For Catechism Quizzes

The audio catechism can relieve some of your burden of drill.

It also helps your student retain many questions for any cumulative review before receiving the sacrament, especially when Father is quizzing the children orally.

Listening to audio clips (above or Communion and Confirmation here) of St. Anne's Helper audio recordings can give you an idea of what the audio Baltimore Catechism CDs (or audio book downloads) sound like. It's nice to have a sample before you buy.

They're high quality digital recordings.

You can keep a copy on your computers and MP3 players or make a CD for safe keeping.

5.B. Catechism Class And Homeschool

Most Catholic parishes and home school programs use the Baltimore Catechism and most of them ask that certain numbers of the answers and Roman Catholic prayers be memorized.

Saint Anne's Helper includes the normal questions that most Communion and Confirmation catechisms have asked, so these are very handy for young Catholic families.

They're timeless so they're a one time purchase. Their answers will always be up to date.

These recordings have two files, even if you buy the CD.

  1. The first is the audio file. 
  2. The second file has a printable text of the audio file. That way you can help your children prepare by knowing exactly what is said. 
  3. We have an enhanced CD help page here.

5.C. Converting To Catholicism

The audio feature is a Godsend for converting to Catholicism, too!

It's one thing to read books, learn from friends and group meetings; yet it's a big step up to memorize definitions.

Listen to these recordings after you've studied so you can memorize the answers and prayers. Recordings are great for review, too.

5.D. Audio Catechism Benefits

What are the benefits of St. Anne's Helper audio catechism?

  • 1880s and 1950s Baltimore Catechism version.
  • Easy to memorize the Apostles Creed, Catholic prayers, and Ten Commandments.
  • Easy review of the basic Roman Catholic beliefs.
  • Easy to download - or
  • Easy to give the CDs as gifts of faith.
  • Each prayer or question with its answer is on its own track for easy navigation.
  • Press Repeat for longer answers like the Apostles' Creed And Catholic Ten Commandments.

5.E. ESL Catechism Classes

Many who are learning English as a second language, ESL, appreciate having the text available while they listen to the audio catechism.

Having at least seen the text once can help an ESL student remember the correct pronunciation and the correct spelling of words, so be sure to print the text file for reading.

First Communion Audio Catechism

 Communion Audio Download with Text File

$17.98

30% discount? Buy the Communion Bundle.


Confirmation Audio Catechism

Confirmation Audio  and Text File Download

Download $17.98

30% discount? Buy the Confirmation Bundle.


6. Audio Catechism with Text File

St. Anne's Helper hereby gives you permission to print as many copies of the audio and the text as you want for your own class, home, and vehicle, etc.

  • You can copy the audio to the computer and to MP3 players, make a working copy on another CD for safe keeping, and your phone to use in the van or car. 
  • Copy to more than one computer for safe keeping and for playing. 
  • Your children can listen on their own while you work.
  • Use "Repeat One", "Program", and Pause to better memorize the more important questions.
  • The "Pause" function can be used by older children to simulate a quiz with self correcting answer.

The “repeat one” and "program" features on CD players is a God-send for rehearsing a troublesome answer.

Using headphones or ear buds can help some children to concentrate better.

We know children who could not sit still long enough to learn the simplest answers.

They were thrilled when they were given headphones or ear buds to try with their new CD.

The difference in their learning was like night and day. The audio catechism was right in their ears and made it easy for them to pay attention. 

First Communion Audio Catechism

 Communion Audio Download with Text File

$17.98

30% discount? Buy the Communion Bundle.


Confirmation Audio Catechism

Confirmation Audio  and Text File Download

Download $17.98

30% discount? Buy the Confirmation Bundle.


More Audio Catechism Resources

Catholic Catechism Copybooks

Our Catechism Copybooks are downloadable for immediate use for memorizing and for handwriting and spelling practice.

  • The First Communion Catechism Copybook uses either Manuscript or beautiful Cursive. You choose.
  • The Confirmation Catechism Copybook uses either Manuscript or beautiful Cursive writing. Your choice. 
  • It can be nice to have both for further handwriting practice through the years.

St. Anne's Helper has the matching First Communion Copybook (manuscript) and the Confirmation Copybook (cursive or manuscript). These copybooks also are verbatim from the same Baltimore Catechism text of the CDs.

May God grant us each the grace of a holy life and final perseverance. We pray for you and hope that you will pray for all of those who have helped to produce these CDs.

Click here for help using an enhanced-CD and running the audio catechism or retrieving the reproducible text of the exact words of the catechism, verbatim.

Audio Baltimore Catechism, Catholic Worksheets, Catholic eBooks, and Catholic Coloring Pages:

Order our Baltimore Catechism worksheets . Choose your favorite  fontsc o l o r s, and SIZES on our fillable digital interactive worksheets. Paperless or printable.

Great catechesis resources for your Roman Catholic catechism class, Faith formation, Catholic homeschool, religious education, distance learning, online classrooms, or Sunday school lessons. ~ Mary Fifer

First Communion Preparation And Catechesis
Baltimore Catechism No. 1 For Children And Adults

You may want to have each of these for Baltimore Catechism Communion: audio, ebooklet, and digital worksheets for kids (and adults). Verbatim text all formats. 

Baltimore Catechism Confirmation Preparation Catechesis