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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Teaching Students with Special Needs

BY PAM SCHIFFBAUER Pope Francis has called the Catholic Church to be a welcoming Church. As we welcome our students into our religious education classes,...

Echoing the Faith with Courage

BY HOSFFMAN OSPINO Facing the catechetical challenges of our time with the message of Jesus Imagine yourself in a large chamber with many walls where anything...

Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation: An evangelization opportunity

BY DAVID DZIENA A friend of mine (let’s call her “Jamie”) recently posted this question on Facebook: I am struggling with something. I am not...

Are You a New DRE?

Directors of Religious Education (DREs) are a great blessing to the Church today. New DREs often enter their positions because they are fresh out...

“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,...

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...

Casting Seeds — Ideas to Draw Your Students’ Parents Toward Deeper Faith

By Daria Sockey It’s the great joy of being a catechist, the thing that makes you want to come back each week: proclaiming the Good...

Three Steps Toward Catechist Formation

By James Blankenship A DRE shares the impact of Sherry Weddell’s 'Forming Intentional Disciples' on his approach to catechist formation “Go, therefore, and make disciples of...

Parish Leader: “My home life is suffering as a result of parish ministry.”

Like the call to have a regular spiritual practice, the need to "have a life" outside of parish work is essential. It not only...

Beyond Recruitment: The Catechetical Team and Formation

by Kate Ristow for a Catechist Formation Interest Survey. Whew! What a relief! After months of following up on leads, networking, interviewing, praying, and...