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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Notes to a Newbie Catechist

On Surviving — and Thriving — in Catechetical Ministry JOY DAVIS You’ve been asked to volunteer as a catechist. Maybe someone tapped you on the shoulder...

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.

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.

Help Your Students Listen

CONNIE CLARK The buzz was getting louder. I was showing a video clip in a parish hall full of middle schoolers, and as I searched...

Creating Eye-Catching Communications

BY DEANNA BARTALINI Our world has become ever increasingly visual. While the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” has been around a long...

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...

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...

Your Space: A Year-End Bouquet

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 during the final weeks of your program.

Advice from Master Catechists: October 2012

Master Catechists answer questions from readers.

Quit the Monologue

Question: I’d like to stop monopolizing the lessons I offer. Ideally, I want my classes to have better student participation. Any ideas for help?...