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Sunday, July 12, 2020

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...

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...

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...

Responding with Compassion to Local, National, and Global Tragedy

Three critical responses for catechetical leaders KATHY HENDRICKS No one prepared me for this. This thought weighed heavily on me in the immediate aftermath of the...

Courage International: For men and women who experience same-sex attractions

Courage International is a Catholic pastoral ministry that assists people with same-sex attraction. This video is suitable for parish leaders and interested adults. Note...

Three Keys to Offering Catechesis for the Families (without overhauling your programming)

JARED DEES An increasing number of parishes are experimenting with new ways to engage entire families in children’s catechesis. We have long focused almost exclusively...

Collaborate with Faith Formation Leaders

6 ways youth ministers and DREs (and others) can form mutually enriching bonds BECKY GROTH Being the youth minister at a parish, whether paid or volunteer,...

When You Need to Change

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

Advice from a Master Catechist: Vetting Volunteers

  Question: When soliciting volunteers to help with faith formation programs, what might be a respectful and noninvasive way to vet someone’s catechetical background? We...

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...