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Thursday, July 18, 2024

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...

A Parish Guide to Integrated Faith Formation

Catechist.com recommends... As we emerge from the pandemic, parishes have an incredible opportunity to connect the home or domestic church with the wider parish community....

A Webinar + Book: Partnering with Parents to Nurture Faith

Join Denise Utter for an insightful conversation on how to better partner with parents to nurture faith Co-Sponsored by the University of Dayton, the Institute...

NCCL’s Family & Intergenerational Faith Formation Survey

The NCCL Needs Your Help to Create a National Profile of Family and Intergenerational Faith Formation. Please take the survey and share it with...

Parish leader: “I built it and they didn’t come.”

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, programs fail. Our great ideas are overlooked. What we think should matter to people doesn't. Rather than jumping to...

Supporting Parents: Tips for effective parent meetings

Providing services and programs for parents and guardians is at the heart of parish catechetical effort. How can the parent meetings be both informative and...

Tips for Starting A New Program Year

LORI DAHLHOFF "In the beginning was the Word." (John 1:1) The start of any new educational program is filled with words: names, room assignments, textbooks, lesson...

Following the Leader: Jesus word’s set the tone for leadership

Jesus’ words to Peter and the disciples set the tone for leadership BY SARA BLAUVELT Years ago I began a Lenten tradition of sending a short...

Reaffirming the Role of Parents in Religious Education

BY LISA MLADNICH As catechists, most of us have struggled to teach children whose families are, for a variety of reasons, in a woeful state...

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...