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Monday, January 20, 2020

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...

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...

Dealing with Serious Problems within Students’ Families

If you encounter serious problems, don't try to handle them yourself. Alcoholism, child abuse, drug addiction, and other problems may be present in the...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Be Still

CONSIDER: We are not called simply to be catechists teaching our faith; we are called to be witnesses of the loving presence of Christ, to...