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Friday, August 12, 2022

Parent: “I’m anxious and worried. What if I do a terrible job?”

The shaking had started in the delivery room. My baby's heart rate had slowed, and by the time the nurses wheeled me into surgery...

Reaffirming the Role of Parents in Religious Education

BY LISA MLADNICH As catechists, most of us have struggled to teach children whose families are, for a variety of reasons, in a woeful state...

It’s Really About the Parents

You sign up to teach fifth grade, only to find out that you're having as many conversations and answering as many questions with parents...

Prayer for Families: February, a month dedicated to the Holy Family

During the month of February dedicated to the Holy Family, and particularly on St. Valentine's Day, let us pray for an increase of true,...

A Catholic Curriculum for the Christmas movie “The Star”

Going to the movies to see "The Star"? Maybe its something for your entire class or your family? The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and...

Engage First Communion Parents

LEISA ASLINGER My first year as a catechetical leader was one of the most difficult of my life. For months, I dreaded answering the phone,...

Supporting Parents: Tips for effective parent meetings

Providing services and programs for parents and guardians is at the heart of parish catechetical effort. How can the parent meetings be both informative and...

Peace in Hard Times: A lesson for families

BY SUSIE LLOYD A beautiful woman travels the world giving talks about God. She talks to an average of 2,000 people per week. Why do so...

Curating and Targeting Adult Faith Formation

On Moving Away From One Size Fits All John Roberto Typical parish adult faith formation approaches often utilize a “one-sizefits-all” program — a Lenten speaker series,...

Pornography is one of the greatest obstacles to conversion and discipleship

By Marcel LeJeune Tacking the tough subject of pornography Porn. The mere mention of the word causes many catechists to become anxious. It is a natural reaction to...