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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Parent: “I’m anxious and worried. What if I do a terrible job?”

The shaking had started in the delivery room. My baby's heart rate had slowed, and by the time the nurses wheeled me into surgery...

Vacation Bible School: Keeping it Fun and Keeping it Catholic

by Sarah Reinhard There’s a certain irony to me writing about Vacation Bible School (VBS), because while I grew up at a (non-Catholic) church...

I Can Use Technology in My Ministry!

"I would like then to invite Christians, confidently and with an informed and responsible creativity, to join the network of relationships which the digital era has made possible. This is not simply to satisfy the desire to be present, but because this network is an integral part of human life."

Catechist: “I’m discouraged. They’re not in church on Sunday.”

Often we might hear our youngsters say, "We don't go to Mass on Sunday." This challenges us to a precarious balance: to not respond...

Parish Leader: “I can’t seem to find time for my own spiritual life.”

Hildegard of Bingen wrote that "there is nothing sadder than a drooping soul". What's needed is the "greening power" of prayer. As parish ministers,...

An excerpt from The Way of Catechesis, by Gerard F. Baumbach

Looking Back 50 Years (or so) at the Documents that Guide Our Ministry An excerpt from The Way of Catechesis By Gerard F. Baumbach Five decades is...

The top 10 things that every catechist needs to know

by Lisa Mladinich   Prayer and study are essential. As we grow in knowledge and love of God, we become radiant witnesses to his...

Recommended: The Parish Emergency Kit + supplement on the abuse crisis

We never know when a tragedy might strike us locally, nationally, or globally. It might be the horror of a nearby school shooting, or...

NEW: A Parish Grief Ministry Kit

New from Twenty-Third Publications: MOVING BEYOND GOODBYE: Reach out and walk with those grieving a loss in your parish with this unique pastoral collection to...

Books We Recommend

The Wolf and the Shield by Sherry Weaver Smith (Pauline Books & Media) In ancient Ireland, eleven-yearold Kieran struggles to find his way in...