Originally founded as a resource centre and lending library for catechists the Catechist Centre as it was known in 1966, supplied catechetical aids that conformed to the Joy For Living (JFL) syllabus. The JFL series is a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) publication and has ecclesiastical approval for use in the Archdiocese of Sydney. It also meets the requirements of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training for use in Special Religious Education classrooms.
In 1999 the Centre was renamed Sydney Catholic Books & Resources (SCB&R) with its major emphasis continuing to be the supply of the JFL series to parishes.
SCB&R then expanded its range and now offers books on spirituality and scripture, as well as devotional items and gifts for special occasions such as Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.
SCB&R offers friendly advice and service to assist with every aspect of apostolic work and provides teaching aids purchased from a number of catechetical centres throughout the world.
This organisation is a service of the Archdiocese of Sydney.