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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Recommended: The Parish Emergency Kit + supplement on the abuse crisis

We never know when a tragedy might strike us locally, nationally, or globally. It might be the horror of a nearby school shooting, or...

Living a Radiant Life of Witness: In and Out of the Classroom

BY LISA MLADINICH I posted a complaint on Facebook a while back: I was feeling uninspired. Right away, a friend remarked that she always starts...

Rules, Rules, Rules

Making Sense of Church Requirements SUSIE LLOYD Catholicism is hard. At least that’s its reputation. All those rules. ... As if the Ten Commandments weren’t enough,...

Becoming a great catechist!

PEG BOWMAN A parish DRE gave each catechist a mug which read, "World's Greatest Catechist." One person commented, "Mine should only say 'A Good Catechist.'...

Yes, You CAN Be a Catechist!

BY SARAH REINHARD Answering Common Excuses and Fears If you think that being a catechist takes a big investment of time, you're right. But that time...

Practice Gratitude

ELIZABETH ANNE STEWART Built in 1880, right after the Chicago Fire, Old St. James has a rich history that includes being the first racially integrated...

Scandals got you down? Not ready to teach this season?

If you are not ready to going back to being a catechist... what then?  PAT GOHN Many men and women who serve the Church as volunteers...

Our Lady of Fatima Inspires Us: Children ARE Ready for the Faith

PAT GOHN Some adults fear that children are too young to handle the responsibilities of knowing good from evil and developing a spiritual life of...

Notes to a Newbie Catechist

On Surviving — and Thriving — in Catechetical Ministry JOY DAVIS You’ve been asked to volunteer as a catechist. Maybe someone tapped you on the shoulder...

May We Never Ceased to Be Amazed

By Pat Gohn Rediscover the wonder that energizes catechesis When was the last time you were amazed? Not just amused or entertained…but amazed? Here’s something that amazes...