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Sunday, February 17, 2019

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...

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,...

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...

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....

A tip from Amazing Catechists

  FROM AMAZING CATECHISTS: If you use a tablet in your classroom, here’s a teaching game you don’t want to miss. This review of the Catholic...

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...

More tips from 2018 Catechist Honors Winners

What’s your best teaching tip? We are a faith that is filled with stories. Use real-life experiences of your own, your family and friends, and...

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...