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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Convocation 2017: Catholic Education and Catechesis Recap

Notes From the Session Panelists Thomas W. Burnford & Margaret Matijasevic The 2017 Convocation of Catholic Leaders on July 1-4 in Orlando was a historic gathering...

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...

2018 Catechist Honors: Our Top Ten

Catechist Honors celebrates the creative mission of gifted catechists, directors and coordinators of religious education (DRE/CRE), youth ministers, and religion teachers in Catholic schools....

Lent: Time for a spiritual recharge for catechists

DREs and Parish Leaders, here are a few tips to strengthen your catechists: Highlight traditional practices of the season in a contemporary way to help...

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...

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)...

Training Disciple-Makers

BY JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN An apprentice is a novice student who learns under the tutelage of a master of an art or craft such as...

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,...