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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Reluctant Catechist Seeks Advice

Question: I’m a reluctant catechist. I keep thinking there are folks more qualified for this than I. Yet here I am, saying yes but...

Dear Jesus…

“Honor your father and your mother.” (EXODUS 20:12) TERENCE HEGARTY Dear Jesus, I have now been grounded for a week! My parents are so unfair! Growing up...

Prayer that Bears Fruit

How to abide in Christ through LOVE of the Word SONJA CORBITT Today’s catechists have access to more resources and training in Catholic ministry and formation...

Inspiring Mission with Saints and Service

Question: How can I describe to my fourth grade class what it means to be a missionary disciple? How can they practice being on...

Ways a Catechist Might Pray

Question: Are there some specific ways that I might pray personally in my role as a catechist? SR. JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP OFFERS THIS ANSWER… Many...
I can’t carry a Tune — How can I use music to pray with students?

Tips for Adding Music to Prayer

I can’t carry a Tune — How can I use music to pray with students? KATE DANELUK Years ago, music was considered such an important part...

Children on Mission

A Church-sponsored Approach for Engaging Children in the Missionary Task MAUREEN CROWLEY HEIL Each year, through the programs and lessons of the Missionary Childhood Association (formerly...

Living as Missionary Disciples — by Bishop Robert J. McManus

Being Urged on By the Love of Christ Bishop Robert J. McManus “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the...

Catholic I.Q – The Catholic Church: Her mission and members

DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Catholic Church. It contains sample questions such as: What is the central mission of the Catholic Church? ...

Calling Others to Decide for Christ

Catechists as Missionary Disciples Marcel LeJeune Imagine, for a moment, the perfect Catholic disciple. What would that person focus on? What would they be passionate about?...