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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Pastor Transitions: He’s Leaving! Now What?

The First in a Three-Part Series on Navigating Changes in Pastoral Leadership MARTI R. JEWELL You just heard the announcement. Anticipated or unexpected, it has come....

Walking Together in Friendship: A New Resource for Exploring Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti

In the news: Pope Francis has chosen this time to issue a new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, On Fraternity and Social Friendship, acknowledging the perils of...

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,...

The Inestimable Importance of Christian Families

An urgent and compelling catechetical mission PAT GOHN I find myself thinking of Jesus' birth, for nowhere else do I see the sublime place of families...

V Encuentro National Gathering – Sept 20-23 – (Resource links)

The Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) is an historic ecclesial gathering of 3,000 Hispanic/Latino Ministry leaders/delegates from dioceses, ecclesial movements, schools,...

2020 CATECHIST HONORS—Meet Our Top 10 Honorees!

Each year Catechist Honors celebrates the generous mission of gifted catechists, including parish catechetical leaders, youth ministers, and religion teachers in Catholic schools. This...

First Communion Prep Tips: Adaptations for Children with Special Needs

By David and Mercedes Rizzo Holy Communion is one of the main ways we encounter Jesus. Preparation for First Communion is an important focus of...

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...

End-of-year Thank-You Prayer and Blessing

As our year's program comes to an end, we want to take time to thank those who have diligently labored, exercised patience, and modeled Christian love to share the Catholic faith with the children, teens, and adults participating in the parish education and faith formation programs. A nice party or a pretty thank-you card is not enough! This is a time for a significant blessing of those who have served your parish responsibly!

June 22- June 29 is Religious Freedom Week!

The USCCB reminds us that it is Religious Freedom Week: June 22 - June 29. THEME: "For the Good of All" Find resources at the USCCB...