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Thursday, May 28, 2020

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...

Parent: “I lost it today. What can I do?”

My friend's husband had just lost his job. She herself was caring for her elderly parents. So when her son rolled his eyes at...

The Pope’s on Twitter—Are You?

How Can You Use Social Media?

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...

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...

An Excerpt from Engaging the Parking Lot Parent by Sr Patricia McCormack

  Catechist magazine is please to present this excerpt from Engaging the Parking Lot Parent: A Catechist’s Guide to Fostering Parent Participation, by Sr. Patricia...

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...

Car Talk: Great questions for parents to share with children before and after Mass

An excerpt from Our Catholic Family Before-Mass Car Talk Use the time in the car before Mass to “prime the pump” so that the family will...

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...

Selecting Your VBS

When you turn your attention to the selection of your parish vacation Bible school, you will find a variety of packaged programs from which to choose.