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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Seven Ways to Create Presentations That Stick

Engage minds, refresh souls, make it a win for your audience LISA MLADINICH It’s five minutes to start time, as they file into the church hall...

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...

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...

Can We Study That?

DREs are often viewed as “master catechists.” Their role is to oversee the curriculum that is being taught in a parish. Many times they are called upon to “fill in the blanks” when educational needs are presented in the parish. Often they are asked to research projects, give presentations, or teach topics that are varied and often complex. People in the community come to depend on them as excellent resource people for the plethora of interests that evolve in a learning environment. Most DREs love that facet of their jobs!

2019 Catechist Honors: Meet our inspiring finalists!

Catechist Honors celebrates the dynamic mission of gifted catechists, parish catechetical leaders — especially directors and coordinators of religious education (DRE/CRE) — plus youth...

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...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Handling Resentment

Q: Many of the catechists in our program use their own financial resources to purchase things for their classrooms and students. One catechist in...

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...

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...

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,...