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Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Call to Catechetical Leadership

Discerning the path of growth into a new role BARBARA RAMIAN Every so often during a major snowstorm here in the Northeast, we hear on the...

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...

5 Tips for recruiting catechists

LILLIAN CRUCES  The General Directory for Catechesis states that "lay catechists, by virtue of their baptism, have a right and responsibility to catechize." As catechetical leaders,...

“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...

End-of-Year Inventory

Piles of Bibles. Workbooks. Boxes of pens. Stacks of papers.

Doing our Easter Duty

Michael Daley  It's not every day that you come across profound theological truths reading the sports page. Yet, this is just what happened to me...

Leading DRE: Communicating with Parish Leaders

From optional to optimal COLLEEN VERMEULEN Great to see you!” I exclaimed as I sat down for a cup of coffee with a fellow DRE from...

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,...

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...

The Catechist and Scripture — A Parish-Based Retreat

DEANNA G. BARTALINI Praying and reflecting on who we are as catechists This retreat is designed so that a local director of religious education and a...