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Saturday, May 21, 2022

PRIEST, PROPHET, & KING as a Way of Life

The threefold office of baptized persons JASON GALE In Baptism, the person receives an anointing in which he or she is “incorporated into Christ who is...

From Boredom to Wonder: Learning the art of prayer at Mass 

By Timothy P. O’Malley Catechists have often heard the complaint that the Mass is boring. Children and teens express their boredom directly through yawns or...

Advice from a Master Catechist: “Why Do I Have to Go to Mass?”

Question: I need help with my youth ministry apologetics. The middle- and high-school students often ask me some version of the following question: “Why...

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...

Christ Calls You to Mission — video from Bishop Robert Barron, in the UK

Great commissioning video for teens and adults.

Mini-Mystagogy

How to Teach the Sacraments After Students Experience Them Jared Dees The General Directory for Catechesis (GDC) and other Church documents on evangelization and catechesis...

Reverence for Tradition

Our Catholic identity is shaped by a living heritage JOE PAPROCKI As Catholics, we have a “lot of baggage” — not in the sense of having...

3 Easy-Breezy Ways to Become a Digital Catechist

by Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF, D.Min. We are surrounded by our digital tools: mobile phones, tablets, and so much more! Digital tools are a part...

Inspiring Mission with Saints and Service

Question: How can I describe to my fourth grade class what it means to be a missionary disciple? How can they practice being on...

Inviting New Disciples

JOE PAPROCKI In his book, Dedication and Leadership, Douglas Hyde (who left the Communist Party in 1948 and became Catholic) explains that young people were attracted...