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Sunday, November 29, 2020

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...

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...

What’s your best teaching tip? 2018 Catechist Honors winners respond

What’s your best teaching tip?  A catechist must understand who their audience is, and adapt the presentation to ensure the message is understood as intended....

Using Hymn Music

The National Directory for Catechesis (paragraph 37) states that liturgical music "serves a distinct catechetical purpose." ... Our textbooks and other catechetical resources provide songs to...

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...

Class Act: Helping children develop a sense of the sacred

KATE RISTOW Encourage your students to reflect on the events in their lives — the things they see, the people they meet, their experiences —...

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...

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...

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,...