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Saturday, June 6, 2020

CATECHIST INDEPTH Catechesis and the Domestic Church

In the Midst of Our Own Domestic Church

3 Easy-Breezy Ways to Become a Digital Catechist

by Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF, D.Min. We are surrounded by our digital tools: mobile phones, tablets, and so much more! Digital tools are a part...

Our Daily Response: April/May 2013

As catechists, we are conscientious about daily prayer—“conscientious” in that we want a discipline of daily prayer. We know our special gifts have been called to serve this ministry, we take our mission seriously, and so we are people of prayer.

The Spirit of VBS All Year

As we firm up our ideas for Vacation Bible School, we might look forward to the new year of faith formation that will begin in the fall and ask ourselves how we can continue the summer-time enthusiasm that our parish shares in anticipation of Vacation Bible School, parish festivals, and parish picnics. Can we recreate any of that excitement, anticipation, and sense of community in our parish religious education programs and classrooms?

A Family Together: Q&A with a Catholic-oku!

The end of the school year is filled with reviews of what you've learned in each subject. This game is a fun way to review what you know about the Catholic Church.

Practical Strategies for Working with “Life in Abundance: Celebrating the Year of Faith”

The University of Dayton Catechist Formation Series in association with CATECHIST magazine titled “Life in Abundance: Celebrating the Year of Faith” was the perfect backdrop for entering into the thirteen-month celebration of the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI (October 2012 to November 2013). The Year of Faith has two major goals: renewing or deepening our faith commitment to Jesus and sharing our faith with others.

Let the Party Continue!

Do the newly initiated deserve an extended period of hand-holding and deeper inquiry? Can the spirit of mystagogy pervade all of catechesis in your parish? Or, where you live, is it true that CCD really means communion, confirmation, done?

I Saw Water!

by Cullen Schippe See the end of this article for Easter Water Activities   I loved to serve the Sunday High Mass. When I was a...

Advice from Master Catechists—April/May 2013

Master catechists respond to questions from readers.

Holy Spirit: Gift and Giver

Sometimes a new thought, face, object, sound, or experience will call those ideas back. But there is one Gift we can always count on to call them back when we really need them—the Gift of the Holy Spirit that descended on the Church at Pentecost.