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Friday, May 27, 2022

Teaching Kids to Respect Others: Racism — a one-hour webinar with Kevin Dowd

In this session, Kevin Dowd draws our attention to Church teaching on the issue of racism and invites us to consider how to bring...

Coping with the Church Sex Abuse Scandals: Resources for Catechists (with updates)

This is not an easy time for the Catholic Church in the U.S., or the world, for that matter. We are scandalized by the...

Advice from Master Catechists—April/May 2012

Master Catechists answer questions from readers

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,...

Advice from Master Catechists—March 2011

Can you give us pointers on how best to merge our religious education programs? How can I find renewed enthusiasm for my ministry?

Fostering Parent Participation

An excerpt from Engaging the Parking Lot Parent SR. PATRICIA M. MCCORMACK The grace of God calls catechists, teachers, and administrators to meet parents where they...

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...

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,...

Oh, for the Help of an Angel! The Art of Selecting Catechetical Materials

Marge heaved the large storage box out of the back of her vintage Volvo station wagon.

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...