fbpx
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Three Keys to Offering Catechesis for the Families (without overhauling your programming)

JARED DEES An increasing number of parishes are experimenting with new ways to engage entire families in children’s catechesis. We have long focused almost exclusively...

The Inestimable Importance of Christian Families

An urgent and compelling catechetical mission PAT GOHN I find myself thinking of Jesus' birth, for nowhere else do I see the sublime place of families...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Beginning Family-Based Catechesis in a Parish

Question: “I’m trying to help our parish move to family-based catechesis, yet I have no experience with this kind of model. What are the...

Involving FAMILIES in Sacramental Preparation

Examining an integrated approach Bob Alexander Parent formation is an important component of a good religious education program, yet sometimes it is missing. Since “parents...

Nurturing Family Faith at Home

Important strategies to build up Catholic families JOHN ROBERTO We know how important parents and the whole family are in forming the faith of young people....

FOUR WAYS FAMILIES CAN HAND ON THE FAITH; Part 4: Cementing Your Child’s Faith...

MARC CARDARONELLA Liturgy is essential for faith formation. You can talk and look at pictures all day, but liturgy is like a giant object lesson. There are...

FOUR WAYS FAMILIES CAN HAND ON THE FAITH; Part 3: Teaching Your Kids to...

MARC CARDARONELLA In the end the Catholic faith is not set of doctrines. It’s a story. Yes, doctrine is important. However, the true heart of Catholicism...

FOUR WAYS FAMILIES CAN HAND ON THE FAITH; Part 2: Teaching Kids to Pray

MARC CARDARONELLA Prayer is the entryway into the spiritual life. It’s a practice simple enough for a child and deep enough for a saint. Praying is...

FOUR WAYS FAMILIES CAN HAND ON THE FAITH; Part 1: The Benefits of Discussing...

MARC CARDARONELLA You, dear parents, are indispensable. When it comes to forming the faith of your children, there is no substitute for your involvement, example, and...

What Catholics Should Know About the Liturgical Calendar – Lent and Easter

By Donna Frasier The Liturgical calendar, especially during Lent and Easter, invites individuals and families to form stronger bonds between themselves and God. We should...