Catechist Formation

The Catechist’s Formation Workbook

The Catechist’s Formation Workbook

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.

 

The Role of the Catechist

The Role of the Catechist

NEW One of the first questions any new catechist asks is, “What’s my role?” In 2005 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops published the National Directory for Catecheses to help answer that question by outlining six important tasks for the catechists. So in this helpful book about the catechist’s role, the chapters highlight those tasks. The reader is encouraged to reflect on each task and to dialogue with other catechists about the contents of the book. Each chapter is written by a leader or practitioner in the catechetical field who is or has been engaged in catechist formation.

 

The Vocation of the Catechist

The Vocation of the Catechist

From learning what a catechist is expected to do, through how to keep students engaged and enthusiastic, from deepening one’s own faith to imparting a sense of mission to those you teach, there is a wealth of information here that every catechist will find invaluable. There is also a handy glossary of useful terms. 64 pages.

 

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. 

 

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. 
 

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.

 

Catechist Magazine

Catechist Magazine

The leader in religious education

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.