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Sunday, June 16, 2019

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...

Parish leader: “I built it and they didn’t come.”

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, programs fail. Our great ideas are overlooked. What we think should matter to people doesn't. Rather than jumping to...

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Evaluating the Year

by Kate Ristow St. Paul prayed that the Philippians would “discern what is of value” (Philippians 1:10) as they continued to learn what it...

dotcom for Catechists: Using Technology in the Classroom

We live in a world where the majority of our students are already connected to online technology through mobile devices—wherever they are. As catechists, our challenge is to incorporate technology and media with catechesis so that it makes sense and enhances learning.

Catechist: “I don’t know enough about this week’s topic.”

Perhaps it would be true to say, "We never will." One of the enlivening realities about our faith is that there will always be...

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...

Teacher: “I don’t think I’m reaching some of the students.”

Whatever grade you teach, you may have a student that you feel you never quite reach. You notice the child's constant distracted look or...

Parent: “Will they remember everything I taught them?”

Every day after the kids left for school, my mom sat on the edge of her bed and said her prayers using a little...

Books for the Littlest Ones – reviews by the Catechist staff

Book reviews compiled by the Catechist staff Little Prayers for Little Ones by Patricia Edward Jablonski, FSP. Illustrated by Becky Fawson (Pauline Media) Introduce the very...

The Busy Parent’s Guide to Family Faith (Story-telling)

BY SUSIE LLOYD EDITOR'S NOTE: Catechists often wonder, “How much can we accomplish in one class a week?” For faith to take root, it should...