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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Advice from a Master Catechist: Mid-Year Slump, Faith Crisis, or Both?

It’s midyear, and I’m facing a personal slump. I don’t want to be a quitter and inconvenience the DRE or the children by giving...

Advice from Master Catechists: October 2012

Master Catechists answer questions from readers.

Encouraging Young People to Discern God’s Call

Get ready for National Vocation Awareness Week LISANNE V. JENSEN As National Vocation Awareness Week approaches, how can catechists, educators, youth ministers, and faith formation coordinators...

Easy-to-Use Engagement Tools 

Get feedback within groups or classrooms  SR. CAROLINE CERVENY, SSJ-TOSF  Two digital tools will engage your students or parents in responding to you when you want...

Your Space: The Waters of Baptism

The learning area needs to inspire and engage your students. Here is an idea for how to decorate and arrange your learning space and prayer table with a Baptism theme.

Teacher: “I don’t know how to handle student conflicts or fights.”

Sometimes we are at odds with others-and so are our students. As Catholic educators, we might not want to call it "fighting"; that goes...

Create a Portable Prayer Corner

I first taught religion on Saturday mornings at St. Lucy's, a mission church. My "classroom" was the kitchen. The room was equipped with folding...

Your Space: Called to Be Saints

The learning area needs to inspire and engage your students. Here is an idea for how to decorate and arrange your learning space and prayer table for October.

Make Room for Parents

Sadly, parents are often overwhelmed with demands. As a result, many parents rely solely on parish programs for their children's religious education.

Your Space: In the Desert with Jesus

The learning area needs to inspire and engage your students. Here is an idea for how to decorate and arrange your learning space and prayer table for Lent.