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Monday, February 6, 2023

Reluctant Catechist Seeks Advice

Question: I’m a reluctant catechist. I keep thinking there are folks more qualified for this than I. Yet here I am, saying yes but...

Happy Easter Season!

Teaching When Kids Don’t Care — presented by Catholic Answers (Video 5-mins.)

Show host Cy Kellet and guest Chris Stephanick talk with a discouraged catechist who is a caller on Catholic Answers Live. If you've been...

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...

The Catholic Commitment to Community

BY JOE PAPROCKI Third in a series on ways to instill a robust Catholic identity in those we teach Some years ago Verizon had a series...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Mid-Year Slump, Faith Crisis, or Both?

It’s midyear, and I’m facing a personal slump. I don’t want to be a quitter and inconvenience the DRE or the children by giving...

Catechist: “I’m discouraged. They’re not in church on Sunday.”

Often we might hear our youngsters say, "We don't go to Mass on Sunday." This challenges us to a precarious balance: to not respond...

Prayers for the Sick, and those suffering from COVID-19

Pope Francis, via Vatican News, offers this prayer that we are grateful to share. O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign...

The Catechist with a Green Halo

Using Aristotelian concepts as a teaching method AARON T. MARTIN One of the most beautiful churches in the country stands at Lexington Avenue and 66th Street...

“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...