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Thursday, April 18, 2019

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...

4 tips for communicating with catechists

Reflecting on Jesus' examples of communicating with his disciples, here are four tips for communicating with catechists from parish catechetical leaders' experiences from around...

Tips for Highlighting Scripture (#NationalBibleWeek)

BY LORI DAHLHOFF In his Year of Faith address to catechists, Pope Francis said, "If we go out to bring his gospel with love, with...

The Heartbreak of Suicide: Suggestions for Parishes, and Resources to Bookmark

PAT GOHN For many of us in catechetical settings in churches or schools, it is normal to encounter the daily hurts and struggles of the...

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...

Pastor Transitions: Uncertainty in In-Between Times

Part 2 of a 3-part Series MARTI JEWELL We just don’t know what to do,” were the words of one faith formation director. You’ve begun moving...

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....

Slide presentation: “Being versus Doing: A Retreat for Catechists”

Here are the slides that accompany the article: “Being versus Doing: A Retreat for Catechists," by Sr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM. Here are the slides: Being...

“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,...

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...