Friday, August 23, 2019

The Story Continues…

DRE Data brings you concrete suggestions and up-to-date information and insight about parish catechetical leadership.

Advice from Master Catechists—April/May 2011

A stranger asks one of my students for money. As a catechist, how might I have used this story? A new parish policy affecting the religious education program fee has been approved without my input. Is this grounds for quitting at the end of the year?

Advice from Master Catechists—March 2011

Can you give us pointers on how best to merge our religious education programs? How can I find renewed enthusiasm for my ministry?

Guiding Lights: Principles of Discernment

"When you hold a sacred text in your hands, and ponder its wisdom, it is not enough to learn the meaning of the words alone. A sacred text is like the flame of a candle."

Strategies for Helping Our Youngest Believers Grow in Faith

It takes a special kind of catechist to work with preschoolers!

The Call of Mission, Our Response

In March 2010, I spent ten days in Guatemala with the Q'Eqchi people of the Petang Region. My trip was a short-term mission intended to be a relationship-building mission.

The Lord’s Prayer during Lent

I recently saw in an art exhibit a gentle landscape in which gold leaf or paint was worked into the clouds of the sky and the hills of the earth

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...

Oh, for the Help of an Angel! The Art of Selecting Catechetical Materials

Marge heaved the large storage box out of the back of her vintage Volvo station wagon.

Grateful and Gracious

As a lad (well over half a century ago) I loved Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.