Catechist Formation

Catechist Magazine

Catechist Magazine

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First-year catechists/teachers or seasoned veterans agree they need practical hands-on information to help them be successful in the classroom. The information found in a one-year subscription to Catechist magazine adds up to over 350 pages of hands-on resources that help to increase knowledge and classroom skills.

 

Prayers for Catechists

Prayers for Catechists

Inspiration and Professional Growth

Find the catechist's search for inspiration and spiritual growth reflected in these twenty-one prayer poems.

Pause to be nurtured and sustained by the genuine "catechist moments" that these prayers capture. Celebrate the class that went well. Pray for a troubled student. Talk to God about being tired. Trust in God's love.

 

Catechetical Crafts for the Liturgical Year

Catechetical Crafts for the Liturgical Year
Enhance your catechetical lessons with beautiful imagery of the Church's liturgical seasons by having your students create these delightful, age-appropriate crafts! Arranged by month and liturgical season to help you plan, each craft includes an objective, prayer, list of simple supplies, and detailed instructions. 
 

Our Catholic Family

Our Catholic Family

Activities, Conversations and Prayer for Sharing Faith at Home

Every catechist and DRE knows just how important and necessary it is for faith formation to extend into the home and to become part of Catholic family life. This attractive new book can be a powerful help for families to share in faith-filled conversation, to engage in enjoyable religious activities, and to pray together. 

 

2018-2019 Living with Christ Sunday Missal

2018-2019 Living with Christ Sunday Missal

The 2018-2019 Living with Christ Sunday Missal is the resource that helps Catholics prepare for and celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation of the year. This inspirational Sunday Missal includes all Sunday readings for Year C (U.S. Lectionary), complete Order of Mass and Sunday prayers and blessings, and spiritual reflections on the readings.

 

Abiding in Prayer

Abiding in Prayer

Inspiration and Professional Growth

Re-energize and inspire deeper and more profound prayer for you and for those you teach.

 

Breaking Open the Scriptures

Breaking Open the Scriptures

Breaking open Scripture, the word of God, is the foundation of every catechist’s vocation. Topics include defining the Word of God, the role of Mary, studying and interpreting Scripture, interreligious dialogue, and applying Scripture to everyday life. 64 pages.

 

Celebrating the Sacraments

Celebrating the Sacraments

In this book we explore our understanding of the sacraments and reaffirm the significance of the sacraments in our lives and in the communities in which we worship and minister. The seven chapters provide a springboard for incorporating insights from the book into classrooms in practical ways. Since the sacraments are so central to our lives as Catholics, there is no way we can “over teach” them. The list of contributors is a who’s who of the finest of sacramental theologians. 64 pages.

 

Communicating the Faith

Communicating the Faith

This helpful booklet offers the wisdom and expertise of leading catechetical experts to stimulate and enrich your ability to make the faith come alive for those you teach. Topics include methodology and pedagogy, the role of human experience and discipleship, the Christian community, commitment and apprenticeship, among others. 64 pages.

 

Discovering Discipleship

Discovering Discipleship

Inspiration and Professional Growth

Noted authors discuss the lifetime journey of faith, crises of faith, Scripture, spirituality, discipleship in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Mary as the first disciple, and much more.

 

Engaging the “Parking Lot Parent”

Engaging the “Parking Lot Parent”

10 Sessions on Developing and Thriving as a Catechist

You’ve volunteered to be a catechist! If you’re wondering what to do next, this workbook is the perfect guide. Here you’ll find teaching and organization methods for any class setting or grade level. You’ll get an understanding of how faith can develop among your learners, and how you can best share your faith using the skills, knowledge, and experience you already have.

 

Fostering Spirituality

Fostering Spirituality

One of the first questions any new catechist asks is, “What’s my role?” The Church answers that question by outlining six important tasks for every catechist. This helpful booklet highlights those tasks and explores essential practices that make faith formation a life-giving vocation. Written by a leader or practitioner in the catechetical field, each chapter ends with encouragement to reflect on a task and to dialogue with other catechists about the wisdom received. Both new and experienced catechists will find inspiration and ideas for their very next session! 64 pages.