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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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...

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...

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...

The Community-Building Power of VBS

Vacation Bible School and the Fifth Task of Catechesis LISANNE JENSEN Ask a child the question, “How was Vacation Bible School today?” and you’re likely to...

Love Builds on Knowledge of the Beloved — on the first task of catechesis

Promoting Knowledge of the Faith as a Ministry of Love BY CHRISTOPHER KLOFFT Because I teach theology on the undergraduate level, I have the opportunity to...

The Still Small Voice

Helping young people discover silence and sanctuary LISA MLADINICH St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise...

Soaked in Scripture

Unleashing the power of God’s Word in your lesson planning WILLIAM O’LEARY Are you immersed in Scripture? Do your catechetical lessons drip with God’s Word? If...

Reluctant Catechist Seeks Advice

Question: I’m a reluctant catechist. I keep thinking there are folks more qualified for this than I. Yet here I am, saying yes but...

Celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony

JOHN BOSIO When I think of the sacrament of matrimony, the first image that comes to mind is that of a wedding. Weddings are joyous...

Classroom and Office Organization Strategies

Get organized with tips from those in the field LISANNE V. JENSEN Endless options exist for organizing a space: storage bins, shelves, bookcases, cabinets...