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Sunday, February 17, 2019

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.'...

Teacher: “I don’t know how to handle student conflicts or fights.”

Sometimes we are at odds with others-and so are our students. As Catholic educators, we might not want to call it "fighting"; that goes...

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...

Amidst our Apocalypse, Advent Asks Us to Stay

Advent begs something of you, even if you don't want to be Catholic anymore. BY ELIZABETH SCALIA As the liturgical year winds down, we are each...

“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...

The Heart of Catechesis — why we do what we do

BY PAT GOHN The first time I attended a religious education class, I was in grade one. My catechist, a lively high school student, taught...

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...

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...

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....

Inspiring Mission with Saints and Service

Question: How can I describe to my fourth grade class what it means to be a missionary disciple? How can they practice being on...