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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Finding a Home

Sacrament preparation is one of the best opportunities the Church has to welcome families and convince them they are in need of a permanent residence. Offering them a listening presence, moments of renewal and growth, and opportunities to discover their own needs for a more spacious place to live may result in a new spiritual home for them.

Education in Community Life: The Fifth Task of Catechesis

By Sr. Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND An Excerpt from The Six Tasks of Catechesis A community is a group of people who are united because they...

Lent: Time for a spiritual recharge for catechists

DREs and Parish Leaders, here are a few tips to strengthen your catechists: Highlight traditional practices of the season in a contemporary way to help...

A Statement from our parent company, Bayard Inc. : Responding to the Sexual Abuse...

The past month has been a difficult and sad one for the Church in America and for all Catholics. With the resignation from the...

Three Steps Toward Catechist Formation

By James Blankenship A DRE shares the impact of Sherry Weddell’s 'Forming Intentional Disciples' on his approach to catechist formation “Go, therefore, and make disciples of...

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...

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...

Casting Seeds — Ideas to Draw Your Students’ Parents Toward Deeper Faith

By Daria Sockey It’s the great joy of being a catechist, the thing that makes you want to come back each week: proclaiming the Good...

How to Start a Catechist Book and Media Club

One of the difficult things for volunteer catechists to do is find time to read catechetical or theological material. After all, catechists are busy people. They often have families, jobs, and household responsibilities, and, of course, they generously volunteer their time to be catechists. A book and media club might be one way to help catechists reflect on their experiences of faith. It might also be a way to help them develop a sense of community among themselves.

Beyond Recruitment: The Catechetical Team and Formation

by Kate Ristow for a Catechist Formation Interest Survey. Whew! What a relief! After months of following up on leads, networking, interviewing, praying, and...