Several people have asked me about a presentation that I’m giving in a number of places called Being, Knowing, and Doing (BKD…not to be confused with a Burger King Double!)
The Being, Knowing, and Doing workshop guides catechetical leaders through six mini-inservices that can be easily replicated for use in training parish catechists. In these mini-inservices, I demonstrate how to creatively engage catechists and help them discover, embrace, and proclaim their faith more effectively.
Each of the inservices demonstrates how to form catechists in three crucial dimensions: being, knowing, and doing (General Directory for Catechesis, 238).
Being: Formation that helps catechists to discover their vocation and to mature as people, believers, and apostles.
- Taking Your Spiritual Pulse: Help catechists pay attention to their spiritual life.
- Praying as a Grown-Up: Share simple methods for enriching your catechists’ own prayer life.
Knowing: Formation that helps catechists embrace their faith by acquiring sufficient knowledge of the faith they are called to proclaim.
- A Little H.E.L.P.: Help catechists easily summarize the basic pillars of the Catholic faith.
- Which Saint Am I?: Encourage catechists to look to the lives of the saints for guidance and inspiration.
Doing: Formation that helps catechists more effectively proclaim the message of the gospel.
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Catechists: Show catechists how to focus on seven skills that enable effective catechesis.
- Entering through Their Door but Leaving through Your Door: Teach catechists how to follow a sound catechetical process.
Upcoming Workshops: For registration information, please contact the diocesan office.
- Monday, June 14 & 15, 2010, Diocese of Rockville Centre
- Saturday, June 26, 2010, Archdiocese of New Orleans
- Friday, August 6, 2010, Diocese of Davenport
- Thursday, August 14, 2010, Archdiocese of Dallas
- Thursday, September 23, 2010, Diocese of New York
- Thursday, October 14, 2010, Diocese of Omaha
- Tuesday, October 28, 2010, Diocese of Joliet
- Wednesday, November 17 & 18, 2010, Archdiocese of Newark
- Friday & saturday, February 18 & 19, 2011, Archdiocese of Birmingham
- Wednesday, December 6, 2011, Archdiocese of New York
As you can see, I’m solidly booked for the Fall of 2010. Once we get into 2011, however, there’s more breathing space, so if your diocese is interested, contact me ASAP, because the calendar will fill up quickly.