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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Book Reviews (Nov. 2016)

Christmas Fun Bible Activity Book by Lena Lane and Roma Bishop (Pauline Books and Media) This colorful workbook of activities will reinforce seasonal lessons about the...

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...

Parish Leader: “My home life is suffering as a result of parish ministry.”

Like the call to have a regular spiritual practice, the need to "have a life" outside of parish work is essential. It not only...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Must-Own Books for Catechists

by Sarah Reinhard and the editors at Catechist If you don’t already have a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and at...

Leading DRE: How to Inspire Catechist Formation

by Ken Ogorek “I’ll teach for you, but please don’t expect me to come to meetings, go to classes, or any of that...

The Pope’s on Twitter—Are You?

How Can You Use Social Media?