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This is What it Means to Encounter Jesus — 12-minute video with Fr. Mark-Mary

In this 12-minute video from Ascension Presents, Fr. Mark-Mary, a Franciscan of the Renewal, offers a gospel reflection on the woman with a hemorrhage...

The Fruits and Challenges of Restoring the Order

On the age for Confirmation for children and youth JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN The sacrament of Confirmation poses something of a challenge for catechetical leaders in the...

Faith: A Journey that Lasts a Lifetime

Is faith one of those words we use often, not realizing the depth of its meaning? Could we ever realize its expanse? In many ways, we could make several distinctions of faith or look at faith through different lenses and, through each, see a new facet.

Two by Two

How to Pair Students Effectively in Religious Education JARED DEES “Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two …” (Mark 6:7) “The Lord...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Mid-Year Slump, Faith Crisis, or Both?

It’s midyear, and I’m facing a personal slump. I don’t want to be a quitter and inconvenience the DRE or the children by giving...

2018 Catechist Honors: Our Top Ten

Catechist Honors celebrates the creative mission of gifted catechists, directors and coordinators of religious education (DRE/CRE), youth ministers, and religion teachers in Catholic schools....

Our Daily Response: April/May 2013

As catechists, we are conscientious about daily prayer—“conscientious” in that we want a discipline of daily prayer. We know our special gifts have been called to serve this ministry, we take our mission seriously, and so we are people of prayer.

Developing a Top-Notch RCIA Team

The first of a two-part series. For Part 2, click here. VIRGINIA LIETO Since 2017, I have helped my parish’s RCIA program move from the school-year...

A Disposition of Faith and Hope and Not Despair

BY JOE PAPROCKI We continue this year’s exploration of Catholic identity in this column by turning our attention to our disposition as Catholics: one of...

I Saw Water!

by Cullen Schippe See the end of this article for Easter Water Activities   I loved to serve the Sunday High Mass. When I was a...