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Friday, August 12, 2022

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...

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...

5 Tips for recruiting catechists

LILLIAN CRUCES  Catechists, by virtue of their Baptism, have a right and responsibility to catechize. As catechetical leaders, we need to take this call very...

End-of-Year Inventory

Piles of Bibles. Workbooks. Boxes of pens. Stacks of papers.

Doing our Easter Duty

Michael Daley  It's not every day that you come across profound theological truths reading the sports page. Yet, this is just what happened to me...

Leading DRE: Communicating with Parish Leaders

From optional to optimal COLLEEN VERMEULEN Great to see you!” I exclaimed as I sat down for a cup of coffee with a fellow DRE from...

Leading DRE: Improving Communication Between Catechists and Leaders

Investing in quality over quantity, and deepening relationships COLLEEN R. VERMEULEN As DREs and faith-formation leaders, we can sometimes feel inundated with communication requests: voicemails, emails,...