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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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...

Parent: “Will they remember everything I taught them?”

Every day after the kids left for school, my mom sat on the edge of her bed and said her prayers using a little...

“Being versus Doing” – A Retreat for Catechists, by Sr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM

By Sr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM A Retreat for Catechists Every director of religious education faces recruitment dilemmas. Classes are scheduled to resume in two weeks,...

The Importance of Liturgical Orientation in Catechesis

BY TIMOTHY P. O'MALLEY  The second task of catechesis — liturgical education All catechesis should be liturgical. Such a claim may generate immediate (and possibly negative)...

Church leaders take note: Liturgies and prayer resources in response to the Church scandals

Recently the NCCL's newsletter shared this new resource titled "LITURGIES AND PRAYER RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO RECENT EVENTS." It is filled with suggested Mass settings,...

When You Need to Change

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

Parish Leader: “I can’t seem to find time for my own spiritual life.”

Hildegard of Bingen wrote that "there is nothing sadder than a drooping soul". What's needed is the "greening power" of prayer. As parish ministers,...

Leading DRE: 3 Summer-Break Planning Strategies

Before you Pause, Look Back and Look Forward DEANNA BARTALINI The catechetical year is winding down. You’ve made it through whirlwind months of working on...

Celebrate Catechetical Sunday: Sept. 16

Make plans for September 16, 2018  DEANNA BARTALINI  The start to a new school year can be hectic with the rush to put children in their...

Advice from Master Catechists – February 2010

Are there problems with a child from another denomination attending our RE classes? Can we pray for the soldiers of our enemies?