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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Keeping Our Kids and Ourselves Safe

Tips for those in catechetical ministries MARY LOU ROSIEN Those of us in catechetical ministry are all aware of the pressures that exist in working for...

Who Is Knocking at Our Door?

I had never heard of the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas until I served in a tri-lingual parish that worked very hard at incorporating different ethnic customs into the community's prayer life.

The Heartbreak of Suicide: Suggestions for Parishes, and Resources to Bookmark

PAT GOHN For many of us in catechetical settings in churches or schools, it is normal to encounter the daily hurts and struggles of the...

7 Steps for a Do-It-Yourself Retreat

Plan this retreat for catechists involved in sacramental formation BY DEANNA BARTALINI Catechists work hard. They share their faith and knowledge, and they give up personal...

Pastor Transitions: He’s Leaving! Now What?

The First in a Three-Part Series on Navigating Changes in Pastoral Leadership MARTI R. JEWELL You just heard the announcement. Anticipated or unexpected, it has come....

Team Conflict Management

Tips from the saints ANN GARRIDO So there is tension on your catechetical team? Don’t worry. Tension has been part of church life since Jesus walked...

When You Need to Change

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

“You Are the Light of the World”: Pope Francis’ new mandate on clerical sexual...

BARB SZYSZKIEWICZ Pope Francis has issued a mandate on the reporting and investigation of clerical sexual abuse. The document, titled Vos estis lux mundi (You...

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,...

Setting Up Council

Not everyone supports committee work!