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Sunday, February 5, 2023

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...

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...

Helping Children Discover Joy in the Hail Mary

Question: I love teaching young children their first prayers, especially the Hail Mary. Any advice for teaching them the meaning behind its words? VIRGINIA M. KIMBALL...

Sharing the Trinity with children

LEE DANESCO There are few topics on any catechist's teaching schedule more intimidating than the Trinity. You assume that trying to teach the unity of...

Webinar by Sr. Eileen McCann on St. Joseph

A wonderful webinar presentation for the Year of St. Joseph: Joseph, Dreamer or Believer—Is There a Difference? by Sr. Eileen McCann, CSJ   View using the video...

Proclaiming the Cross and Resurrection

JOE PAPROCKI When you watch late-night TV, you often see commercials for "miracle" products with claims so startling they seem to defy logic. And just...

Free Webinar Replay: Music for Enriching Catechesis with Children and Families

Music has the ability to support learning, enhance celebration, and build a deeper understanding of our faith. In this workshop renowned family educators John Burland...