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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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,...

Leading DRE: Improving Communications with Parents

A bridge for relationship and growth COLLEEN R. VERMEULEN As catechetical leaders, we experience firsthand the reality that “parents are the principal and first educators of...

The Catechist and Scripture — A Parish-Based Retreat

DEANNA G. BARTALINI Praying and reflecting on who we are as catechists This retreat is designed so that a local director of religious education and a...

5 Tips for Forming Catechists’ Spirituality

DR. LORI DAHLHOFF Nurturing the spirituality of catechists is crucial to providing effective religious education. Daily meditation on Scripture Incorporate guided meditation on Scripture into meetings...

4 tips for communicating with catechists

Reflecting on Jesus' examples of communicating with his disciples, here are four tips for communicating with catechists from parish catechetical leaders' experiences from around...

V Encuentro National Gathering – Sept 20-23 – (Resource links)

The Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) is an historic ecclesial gathering of 3,000 Hispanic/Latino Ministry leaders/delegates from dioceses, ecclesial movements, schools,...

V Encuentro (Official Video)

CARA reports: New Allegations of Sexual Abuse within the Church are Consistent with Historical Pattern

From the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (at Georgetown University) comes a summary that adds context to recent sexual abuse allegations. Here is...

Church leaders take note: Liturgies and prayer resources in response to the Church scandals

Recently the NCCL's newsletter shared this new resource titled "LITURGIES AND PRAYER RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO RECENT EVENTS." It is filled with suggested Mass settings,...