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Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Who Is Knocking at Our Door?

I had never heard of the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas until I served in a tri-lingual parish that worked very hard at incorporating different ethnic customs into the community's prayer life.

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?...

An Advent Calendar for Adults

Advent is a four-week period of increased prayer and preparation before Christmas. We are well acquainted with the practice of employing Advent calendars with children...

Be an Evangelizing Catechist!

As a catechist, you share the Good News of Christ with others.

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...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Handling Resentment

Q: Many of the catechists in our program use their own financial resources to purchase things for their classrooms and students. One catechist in...

Evangelizing Parents: First Things First

As a parent myself, I know that parenting responsibilities are all-reaching and overwhelming. Parenting experts stress that if a child is to be healthy, then wholesome food must be served at home and exercise must be a part of family life. If a child is to become academically successful, the home is responsible for fostering a love of learning. Parents are called to lead by example.

6 Principles for Managing Successful Faith Formation Sessions

"Why? What did I do wrong?" asked James as I, a frustrated new catechist, banished him to the hall for bad behavior.