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Saturday, July 20, 2019

It’s Okay Not to Know Everything

Top apologetics resources online SR. BRITTANY HARRISON, FMA My first day on the job as a novice catechist, I looked over my classroom of wiggly fifth-graders...

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...

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.'...

The Top 10 Things that Every Catechist Needs to Know

BY LISA MLADINICH 1) Prayer and study are essential. As we grow in knowledge and love of God, we become radiant witnesses to his saving power....

Actor Jim Caviezel calls Catholic young adults to spiritual battle in a stirring 15-min....

Young adults at the Student Leadership Summit conference (#SLS18), sponsored by FOCUS annually, were expecting actor Jim Caviezel to promote the movie, Paul, Apostle...

Mothers’ Morning of Prayer

A Rosary-Based Prayer Group for Women PAT GOHN A prayerful friend and a good cup of coffee forever changed my experience of the Rosary. Years ago,...

“Can I Pray for Narwhals?” – And other favorite survey responses

By the Catechist Staff Top Answers from our Catechist Survey, Spring 2017 Our most recent survey of catechists yielded insightful and entertaining replies. Here are some...

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...

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...