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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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,...

Tips: Share and learn from faithful catechists

April-May 2017 As a 2nd grade catechist I have found that it is so important to be prepared and have everything ready for each...

Tips from Around the Web

  FROM THE RELIGION TEACHER: Middle and high school students ought to know about the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This lesson plan teaches them what...

The Main Thing

The Main Thing When I write my own lesson plans, I always write "Main Thing" at the beginning and the end of the page. What do...

Tip of the Month: Classroom Management

Jennifer Fitz is a catechist and a writer and her book, Classroom Management for Catechists is highly recommended. Need some instant tips? Her free downloadable...

Holy Spirit Moments

We asked our Catechist Honor Winners: What is your best teaching tip? Many of them remarked on how important it is to stay open to...

Explaining Baptism and Confirmation

One of the traditional images of the church is that of the ark. In this model, the goal is to get everyone on board,...

“Can I Pray for Narwhals?” – And other favorite survey responses

By the Catechist Staff Top Answers from our Catechist Survey, Spring 2017 Our most recent survey of catechists yielded insightful and entertaining replies. Here are some...

Using Hymn Music

Our textbooks and other catechetical resources provide songs to teach or reinforce lesson. We sing songs to build community and have fun. We can...

Pray at each class meeting!

There are so many traditional Catholic prayers that young people need to know, so that's very important to include them in your class meetings. But...