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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Effective Teaching: Metaphors Make Lessons More Memorable

Using objects, stories, songs, or even jokes JARED DEES St. Patrick’s most famous teaching tool was the shamrock. According to legend, he used the three-leafed clover...

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...

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)...

Seven Ways to Create Presentations That Stick

Engage minds, refresh souls, make it a win for your audience LISA MLADINICH It’s five minutes to start time, as they file into the church hall...

Keeping Our Kids and Ourselves Safe

Tips for those in catechetical ministries MARY LOU ROSIEN Those of us in catechetical ministry are all aware of the pressures that exist in working for...

NEWS: Pope Francis establishes the lay ministry of Catechist

On May 10, 2021, Pope Francis promulgated an apostolic letter Antiquum Ministerium, (AM) Instituting the Ministry of Catechist. The role of discipleship and being a...

Be an Evangelizing Catechist!

As a catechist, you share the Good News of Christ with others.

Helping Children Discover Joy in the Hail Mary

Question: I love teaching young children their first prayers, especially the Hail Mary. Any advice for teaching them the meaning behind its words? VIRGINIA M. KIMBALL...

Teach Us to Pray

The question is often asked today, "Are we teaching our children, our young people, and our adults how to pray?"

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...