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Friday, April 3, 2020

Sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Catechesis on the sacrament of Confirmation BISHOP ROBERT J. McMANUS This article explains the nature and purpose of the sacrament of Confirmation. It will be divided...

Prayer to Share with Other Catechists

Lord, we gather with a common heritage—our faith. We gather with a common purpose—to teach that faith. As a small faith community, we pray for our...

What is Theology of the Body? With Christopher West

Christopher West offers a new "introduction" video to St. John Paul II's theology of the body. This 11-minute talk is appropriate for high school...

Fostering Parent Participation

An excerpt from Engaging the Parking Lot Parent SR. PATRICIA M. MCCORMACK The grace of God calls catechists, teachers, and administrators to meet parents where they...

What’s a Godparent to Do?

It’s more than an honor — it’s a commitment SUSIE LLOYD It is such an honor to be a godparent. It feels as though you’ve won...

Advice From A Master Catechist: When the Lesson Plan Says “Discuss”

Question: I need some tips for when it is time to hold a group discussion. Can you offer some ideas for alternatives to Q...

2020 CATECHIST HONORS—Meet Our Top 10 Honorees!

Each year Catechist Honors celebrates the generous mission of gifted catechists, including parish catechetical leaders, youth ministers, and religion teachers in Catholic schools. This...

Into the Quiet

Apps and links for praying the daily Mass readings and the examen PAT GOHN The ubiquitous use of smartphones and tablets around the world can prove...

Preparing Kids for Their First (or 521st) Communion

Focus on the fruits of Holy Communion JARED DEES How do we prepare young people to effectively receive the Eucharist? Whether you are preparing children to...

The Time-Honored Sign of the Cross

  Q: Some non-Catholics have criticized the gesture of the Sign of the Cross as either an empty ritual, something superstitious, or worse. Any advice...