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Preparing Kids for Their First (or 521st) Communion

Focus on the fruits of Holy Communion JARED DEES How do we prepare young people to effectively receive the Eucharist? Whether you are preparing children to...

The Time-Honored Sign of the Cross

  Q: Some non-Catholics have criticized the gesture of the Sign of the Cross as either an empty ritual, something superstitious, or worse. Any advice...

Be a Hero in the Life of Your Students

In the years since the start of the new millennium, we have learned a lot about how to keep our children safe.

The Budget Crunch

DRE Data brings you concrete suggestions and up-to-date information and insight about parish catechetical leadership.

An Attitude of Gratitude

You are generous and gracious, Lord and for that, my soul and heart are grateful all the days of my life. Thank you for the grace to proclaim your...

Bishop Barron speaks on the “The Call of Justice” at the Library of Congress...

Bishop Robert Barron was invited to speak at the Library of Congress on October 29, 2019. He spoke to a bipartisan group of Senators,...

Quit the Monologue

Question: I’d like to stop monopolizing the lessons I offer. Ideally, I want my classes to have better student participation. Any ideas for help?...

The Sacraments of Christian Initiation—A Gathering Prayer

Here at CATECHIST we usually focus the January issue on our gift of the Sacraments.

The Gift of Song

Teaching traditional Christmas songs, along with the stories that are enfolded in the lyrics, can turn out to be a favorite lesson each year. This is true, of course, for the songs of Advent and Lent.

First Communion Prep Tips: Adaptations for Children with Special Needs

By David and Mercedes Rizzo Holy Communion is one of the main ways we encounter Jesus. Preparation for First Communion is an important focus of...