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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Yes, you can be a catechist!

Answering the common excuses and fears of being a teacher

The Language of Catechesis: Terms and Definitions

by Kate Ristow At the end of this article, you will find ideas for nurturing and nourishing your faith beyond knowing Catholic vocabulary. The idea...

What is Evangelizing Catechesis?

And the difference it makes to your students…

Catechist of the Month: Erica Pipi

by The staff of Catechist Editor’s Note: Catechist magazine is proud to recognize the outstanding work of exceptional catechists. In this section we...

No Tents on Tabor

One key to Lent is a journey from the mountaintop to the plain below.

A Catechist’s Prayer Before Class

A beautiful prayer to help catechists prepare for each class time.

N.I.C.E. Meets Special Needs

Catechetical leaders and catechists build their parish religious education programs to meet the needs of all children, including those with special needs. The National Directory for Catechesis tells us that “each person with a disability has catechetical needs that the Christian community must recognize and meet. All baptized persons with disabilities have a right to adequate catechesis and deserve the means to develop a relationship with God” (n. 49).

Create a Children’s Journey to the Cross

A meaningful way to involve children and their families in a special Good Friday tradition is to host a Children’s Journey to the Cross. This is a specially adapted Stations of the Cross in which children and their families participate together.

Until Christ be Formed in You

A new year of CATECHIST, and a new editor

Casting seeds — ideas to draw your students’ parents toward deeper faith

by Daria Sockey  It’s the great joy of being a catechist, the thing that makes you want to come back each week: proclaiming the...