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Friday, September 20, 2019

When You Need to Change

DRE Data brings you concrete suggestions and up-to-date information and insight about parish catechetical leadership.

Advice from a Master Catechist: Vetting Volunteers

  Question: When soliciting volunteers to help with faith formation programs, what might be a respectful and noninvasive way to vet someone’s catechetical background? We...

The Inestimable Importance of Christian Families

An urgent and compelling catechetical mission PAT GOHN I find myself thinking of Jesus' birth, for nowhere else do I see the sublime place of families...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Beginning Family-Based Catechesis in a Parish

Question: “I’m trying to help our parish move to family-based catechesis, yet I have no experience with this kind of model. What are the...

Family-Centered Religious Education

Parish leaders share what’s working DARIA SOCKEY Family-centered catechetics programs — a model that has existed for some time — seems to be trending from a...

The USCCB’s General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11-14, 2019 (Links to stay informed)

The 2019 Spring Assembly of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops is taking place June 11-14. Here are the links you need to...

New from the Congregation on Catholic Education: “Male and Female He Created Them”

BARB SZYSZKIEWICZ  A new document from the Vatican's Congregation on Catholic Education addresses the topic of gender ideology and its challenges for Catholic educators. Titled "Male...

The Call to Catechetical Leadership

Discerning the path of growth into a new role BARBARA RAMIAN Every so often during a major snowstorm here in the Northeast, we hear on the...

2019 Catechist Honors: Meet our inspiring finalists!

Catechist Honors celebrates the dynamic mission of gifted catechists, parish catechetical leaders — especially directors and coordinators of religious education (DRE/CRE) — plus youth...

5 Tips for recruiting catechists

LILLIAN CRUCES  The General Directory for Catechesis states that "lay catechists, by virtue of their baptism, have a right and responsibility to catechize." As catechetical leaders,...