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Friday, October 18, 2019

Calling Others to Decide for Christ

Catechists as Missionary Disciples Marcel LeJeune Imagine, for a moment, the perfect Catholic disciple. What would that person focus on? What would they be passionate about?...

Where Is God Moving?

How "What God is Doing Now" Leads to "What We Might do Next" BECKY GROTH Years ago, I attended a Bible study that focused on following...

Pastor Transitions: He’s Here!

Part 3 of a 3-part series MARTI JEWELL One day you discover that you are laughing again! That is the wonderful post-grief experience of noticing...

It’s OK to Put Down the Phone — honoring silence

Breaking the Addiction to Technology Within Catechesis MICHAEL ST. PIERRE I can still remember the Confirmation class I taught years ago. There I was, with 15...

Experts Meet in Rome on Internet Safety

Safeguarding Minors from Predators, Porn, and the “Dark Web” PAT GOHN Raising awareness for the preciousness of the dignity of children, especially in the face of...

Leading DRE: 3 Summer-Break Planning Strategies

Before you Pause, Look Back and Look Forward DEANNA BARTALINI The catechetical year is winding down. You’ve made it through whirlwind months of working on...

Two by Two

How to Pair Students Effectively in Religious Education JARED DEES “Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two …” (Mark 6:7) “The Lord...

Go Forth to Bring Peace with Love

A Lesson for Families from St. Teresa of Calcutta SUSIE LLOYD I once visited one of the houses of the Missionaries of Charity, the community founded...

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit and Our Use of Social Media

Evangelization Inspiration from Pope Francis ALLISON GINGRAS Social media provides catechists with an effective method of sharing the Catholic faith. Prudent decision making on how...

Our Mission Is to Make Parents Disciples

On Reaching Out to your Students’ Parents and Inviting them In JARED DEES If there is one source of complaint or repeated question I can expect...