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Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Search for Silence

"Keep quiet." "Be still." "No talking."

Parish Leader: “I can’t seem to find time for my own spiritual life.”

Hildegard of Bingen wrote that "there is nothing sadder than a drooping soul". What's needed is the "greening power" of prayer. As parish ministers,...

Tips for Highlighting Scripture (#NationalBibleWeek)

BY LORI DAHLHOFF In his Year of Faith address to catechists, Pope Francis said, "If we go out to bring his gospel with love, with...

RCIA Revisited

BY IRENE MARIA DISANTO When we think of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), we think of it as the road taken by...

Teaching Students with Special Needs

BY PAM SCHIFFBAUER Pope Francis has called the Catholic Church to be a welcoming Church. As we welcome our students into our religious education classes,...

Echoing the Faith with Courage

BY HOSFFMAN OSPINO Facing the catechetical challenges of our time with the message of Jesus Imagine yourself in a large chamber with many walls where anything...

Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation: An evangelization opportunity

BY DAVID DZIENA A friend of mine (let’s call her “Jamie”) recently posted this question on Facebook: I am struggling with something. I am not...

Are You a New DRE?

Directors of Religious Education (DREs) are a great blessing to the Church today. New DREs often enter their positions because they are fresh out...

“Being versus Doing” – A Retreat for Catechists, by Sr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM

By Sr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM A Retreat for Catechists Every director of religious education faces recruitment dilemmas. Classes are scheduled to resume in two weeks,...

Slide presentation: “Being versus Doing: A Retreat for Catechists”

Here are the slides that accompany the article: “Being versus Doing: A Retreat for Catechists," by Sr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM. Here are the slides: Being...