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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Inspiration of John Henry Newman

Lessons we can learn from his life and teaching AARON T. MARTIN Although we don’t generally label John Henry Newman as a catechist, his life...

Baptism and Confirmation: Full Life in the Trinity

JASON GALE C.S. Lewis remarked, “You may ask, “If we cannot imagine a three-personal Being, what is the good of talking about Him?” Well, there...

Feeding My Soul with Agape, Counsel, and Mystery

Feeding My Soul is designed especially for you—the catechist. It names a catechetical value and gives you the words of prayer for your personal time with the Lord.

We Shall Draw Water Joyfully

Baptism and the catechist JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN The God of power and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has freed you from sin and brought...

Responding with Compassion to Local, National, and Global Tragedy

Three critical responses for catechetical leaders KATHY HENDRICKS No one prepared me for this. This thought weighed heavily on me in the immediate aftermath of the...

What Does Heaven Look Like?

So much more than we imagine SUSIE LLOYD A little boy sat coloring at the kitchen table. “Guess what, Mom?” he said. “I’m drawing a picture...

Pros and Cons of a Year-Round RCIA Program

Part two of a two-part series. For Part 1, click here. VIRGINIA LIETO I am the coordinator for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)...

Developing a Top-Notch RCIA Team

The first of a two-part series. For Part 2, click here. VIRGINIA LIETO Since 2017, I have helped my parish’s RCIA program move from the school-year...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Friends Are Leaving the Church

Question: I have a growing number of friends who are leaving the Catholic Church for mega churches. I want to share with them how...

Prayer Before Your Learning Year Begins

Jesus, here I am, beginning again as I continue your ministry and teaching. It is only with the gifts of wisdom, revelation, and mercy...