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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A Quick Guide to Praying the Mass

Notes on what is happening at different moments of the Mass SR. BRITTANY HARRISON I became a convert to Catholicism at age 14, so I never...

Effective Teaching: Metaphors Make Lessons More Memorable

Using objects, stories, songs, or even jokes JARED DEES St. Patrick’s most famous teaching tool was the shamrock. According to legend, he used the three-leafed clover...

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...

A Lenten Mailbox for Catechists

Our hard-working editor at CATECHIST, Kass Dotterweich, takes great care to reply directly to the countless questions we get annually from our readers about teaching and helping students live the Catholic faith.

Souls Reaching for Christ—Anointing of the Sick

A priest shares his experiences from both sides of the sacrament FR. GEORGE “CHIP” HINES When I was asked to write this article, the first thought...

What Are Indulgences?

Question: How can I explain indulgences to my grade-school children? — Newbie Catechist THERESE L. SALAZAR RESPONDS... Dear Newbie: Indulgences can be understood and taught by...

Sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Catechesis on the sacrament of Confirmation BISHOP ROBERT J. McMANUS This article explains the nature and purpose of the sacrament of Confirmation. It will be divided...

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 Sacraments: Things to Get or Encounters to Enter

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

We Shall Draw Water Joyfully

Baptism and the catechist JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN The God of power and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has freed you from sin and brought...