Catholic Essentials: An Overview of the Faith is a source of knowledge about Jesus, the Holy Trinity, the Catholic Church, the Sacraments, and ways those who believe in Jesus live out their faith. Organized around the new U.S. Bishops High School Curriculum Framework, this book is an essential resource to accompany a full study of Jesus Christ. Catholic Essentials provides an in-depth overview and synthesis of the eight courses of a high school theology curriculum making it perfect as a compendium for the students' four years of high school or as a primary text for an introductory or review course. It can also easily be used in a parish religious education program. The text follows each course outline of the new curriculum framework. Each required course is covered by a complete chapter; each elective course is summarized in the appendix section. Several essential prayers, glossary terms, and the frequently asked questions named in the framework are included in the text.