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Monday, December 9, 2019

The Church Is a Family

SUSIE LLOYD In October 2018, Pope Paul VI was proclaimed a saint of the Catholic Church. I will never forget the moment when I found...

Effective Teaching: Encouraging the Three Pillars of Lent at Home

With inspiration from St. Augustine JARED DEES St. Augustine once described Lent in a sermon as “the epitome of our whole life.” It allows Christians to make...

The Bible: Better than TV

Help your children get the real stories SUSIE LLOYD The Bible is the greatest story ever told, and I’m not just saying that because I’m supposed...

Letter to Parents: February

by The staff of Catechist CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this letter (English and Spanish versions). Copyright 2016, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved....

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...

“Potato-Draining Wisdom” – a short story from God Plays a Purple Banjo

Note from the Editor: This little vignette illustrates so much ... the domestic church and how it shapes the evangelization and nurturing of children,...

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...

Grandparents: Share Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Story (Dec. 12th)

Editor's note: This activity is written for grandparents, but it can be easily used by families and others to share this feast day with...

Casting Seeds — Ideas to Draw Your Students’ Parents Toward Deeper Faith

By Daria Sockey It’s the great joy of being a catechist, the thing that makes you want to come back each week: proclaiming the Good...

YOUR HOLY FAMILY

BY DOBIE MOSER The Holy Family inspires trust, courage, and obedience on the path to holiness Married couples often look back at their wedding day and...