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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Teaching Students with Special Needs

BY PAM SCHIFFBAUER Pope Francis has called the Catholic Church to be a welcoming Church. As we welcome our students into our religious education classes,...

15 Ways to Teach Children to Pray

BY NANCY FLANDERS The single most powerful thing Catholic parents can do for their children is teach them to pray. As catechists, we can also...

Helping Students and Families Learn About Purgatory 

BY SUSAN TASSONE  Purgatory — a masterpiece of God’s mercy It’s no small wonder that coming up with a lesson plan on purgatory can be challenging....

The Busy Parent’s Guide to Family Faith (Story-telling)

BY SUSIE LLOYD EDITOR'S NOTE: Catechists often wonder, “How much can we accomplish in one class a week?” For faith to take root, it should...

Cultivate Quiet Moments

BY SUSIE LLOYD As a busy mom, my default setting is work; it goes everywhere with me. But last week I blew it. I got...

Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue

By Susie Lloyd Catholics are big on Mary. We place her statue in our front yards, hang her rosary from our rearview mirrors, and wear...

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...

Letter to Parents: March

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....

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....

Catechist Web Activity: Letter to Parents

by Catechist CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this letter (English and Spanish versions). Copyright 2015, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved. This article...