I wouldn’t read the Catechism cover to cover. It wasn’t meant to be read that way. It is a reference book and in order to use it properly we have to understand its structure. The Catechism has four sections, or “Pillars”.
Pillar 1 - The Profession of Faith (Creed): What we believe.
*]Paragraphs 26 through 1065
*]St. Augustine said that the creed is God’s plan of salvation in “Tightly wound form”.
*]This first pillar is based on Scripture. The other three pillars depend on knowing the plan for our salvation as laid out in scripture. Scripture tells us God’s plan for our salvation, and the Profession of Faith (creed) is a highy condensed summary of God’s plan for our salvation.[/LIST]
Pillar 2 - The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (Sacraments and Liturgy): How we worship
*]Paragraphs 1066 through 1698
*]How we get into the story and how we take part in God’s plan through the sacraments, and how we fit in to God’s Kingdom on Earth, his Church.
Pillar 3 - Our Life in Christ: How we behave and interact with others
*]Paragraphs 1691 through 2550
*]Moral theology - how we live our lives as Christians.
*]How we interact with Christians, non-Christians and all of God’s creation.
*]How we live out God’s plan for our salvation and advance his Kingdom on Earth for the salvation of others.
Pillar 4 - Christian Prayer: How we meet God in prayer.
*]Paragraphs 2558 through 2865
*]Prayer is intimate communication with our Creator and the Lover of our Souls.
*]Prayer ensures the first three pillars.
*]Covers the most sublime and most perfect prayer, the “Our Father.”
Always have a Bible nearby when you read the Catechism. The Catechism was designed to be read with Scripture and in the context of Scripture. Scripture and the Catechism are inseperable.