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Saturday, May 28, 2022

What Are Indulgences?

Question: How can I explain indulgences to my grade-school children? — Newbie Catechist THERESE L. SALAZAR RESPONDS... Dear Newbie: Indulgences can be understood and taught by...

Assessing Needs

Planning adult faith formation SR. JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time...

Slide presentation: “Being versus Doing: A Retreat for Catechists”

Here are the slides that accompany the article: “Being versus Doing: A Retreat for Catechists," by Sr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM. Here are the slides: Being...

Guiding Youth Toward Digital Discipleship

Tips and resources for parents SR. CAROLINE CERVENY, SSJ-TOSF The use of technology is an integral part of today’s youth culture. Digital citizenship is often talked...

Pastor Transitions: Uncertainty in In-Between Times

Part 2 of a 3-part Series MARTI JEWELL We just don’t know what to do,” were the words of one faith formation director. You’ve begun moving...

6 Principles for Managing Successful Faith Formation Sessions

"Why? What did I do wrong?" asked James as I, a frustrated new catechist, banished him to the hall for bad behavior.

Lent and the Call to Holiness

BY MARCELLINO D’AMBROSIO At age 16, I thought that aspiring to holiness was out of the question. If you really wanted to be holy, I thought,...

Catechizing in an Age of Scandals: Tips for being prepared

PAT GOHN, and other contributors You are an important witness for Christ amidst Church scandals. As accounts unfold regarding the horrific sexual abuse of minors...

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...

The Heart of the Message of Fatima

By Virginia M. Kimball Pray, fast, confess, receive the Eucharist, and be devoted to the Immaculate Heart ​One hundred years ago, in 1917, three years...