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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Integrating Catechesis into Youth Ministry

Catechesis balances program offerings of evangelization and service ERIC GROTH Good youth ministry is comprehensive. Done well, it integrates opportunities to evangelize, form, and serve. We...

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...

Replay of Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Homily, Adoration, Benediction from St. Peter’s on...

Below is the link you need to read the Pope's message, prayers to end the COVID19 pandemic, and the blessing for the city and...

5 Devotional Practices to Weather the Storm of the Abuse Crises

BY JAMES BLANKENSHIP Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go?...

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...

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...

Ways a Catechist Might Pray

Question: Are there some specific ways that I might pray personally in my role as a catechist? SR. JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP OFFERS THIS ANSWER… Many...

Pep Talks for Catholic Parents: An Introduction

When my husband heard the title of book he thought it was a great idea, until I mentioned who the author was. He...

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...

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...