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Saturday, May 28, 2022

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...

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...

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...

Advice from Master Catechists—April/May 2011

A stranger asks one of my students for money. As a catechist, how might I have used this story? A new parish policy affecting the religious education program fee has been approved without my input. Is this grounds for quitting at the end of the year?

Setting Up Council

Not everyone supports committee work!

End-of-Year Inventory

Piles of Bibles. Workbooks. Boxes of pens. Stacks of papers.

The Search for Silence

"Keep quiet." "Be still." "No talking."

Education in Community Life: The Fifth Task of Catechesis

By Sr. Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND An Excerpt from The Six Tasks of Catechesis A community is a group of people who are united because they...

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...

5 Tips for Forming Catechists’ Spirituality

DR. LORI DAHLHOFF Nurturing the spirituality of catechists is crucial to providing effective religious education. Daily meditation on Scripture Incorporate guided meditation on Scripture into meetings...