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Sunday, September 27, 2020
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Reaffirming the Role of Parents in Religious Education

BY LISA MLADNICH As catechists, most of us have struggled to teach children whose families are, for a variety of reasons, in a woeful state...

Prayer to Share with Other Catechists

Lord, we gather with a common heritage—our faith. We gather with a common purpose—to teach that faith. As a small faith community, we pray for our...

Supporting the Struggling Catechist

I remember the first time it happened. We were six weeks into our new catechetical year, and I was beginning to start each day with that sigh of relief that comes with a job well-done.

Advice from a Master Catechist: Five Big Questions About Same-Sex Attraction

Catechist reached out to Courage International for some answers FR. PHILIP G. BOCHANSKI RESPONDS … St. Paul’s advice to the Ephesians defines the catechist’s mission: “speaking the...

The Sacraments: Things to Get or Encounters to Enter

Parents often think that the Sacraments are "things to get" for their children.

Involving FAMILIES in Sacramental Preparation

Examining an integrated approach Bob Alexander Parent formation is an important component of a good religious education program, yet sometimes it is missing. Since “parents...

¡Gloria a Dios en las alturas!

The period from September 15 to October 15 has been set aside to honor and celebrate Hispanic heritage. It is a very good time for all of us who share the catechetical ministry to learn more about how this heritage is forming and enriching our local churches.

Effective Teaching: How to Stay Energized All Year Long

Catechists need to be fueled with a missionary zeal

Feeding My Soul with Disappointment, Emergence, and Prayer

Feeding My Soul is designed especially for you—the catechist. It names a catechetical value and gives you the words of prayer for your personal time with the Lord.

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?...