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The Spiritual Life of Catechists, Part 3: Personal Prayer

October 21, 2014

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Editor’s Note: Several of our new Catechist’s Journey contributors will be familiar to those of you who read DRE Connect. Today, we share with you one article in a series by Joyce Donahue. This post originally appeared on DRE Connect. This is the third article in a series about the spiritual life of catechists, inspired […]

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The Spiritual Life of Catechists, Part 2: Authenticity of Life

October 21, 2014

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Editor’s Note: Several of our new Catechist’s Journey contributors will be familiar to those of you who read DRE Connect. Today, we share with you one article in a series by Joyce Donahue. This post originally appeared on DRE Connect. This is the second article in a series about the spiritual life of catechists, inspired by […]

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The Spiritual Life of Catechists, Part 1: Finding and Sharing Love and Joy

October 15, 2014

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Editor’s Note: Several of our new Catechist’s Journey contributors will be familiar to those of you who read DRE Connect. Today, we share with you the first article in a series by Joyce Donahue. This post originally appeared on DRE Connect. This is the first article in a series about the spiritual life of catechists, […]

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Tell Me What You Think of Catechist’s Journey

October 8, 2014

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Yesterday we announced some upcoming changes to this blog. As we make those changes and settle into another year of faith formation, now’s your chance to share your feedback and ideas. I want to know how Catechist’s Journey can better serve you. Please take a minute and share your thoughts in this brief but important […]

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Responsiveness

October 2, 2014

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Recently, I stopped by a parish to see a staff member. The receptionist greeted me warmly, inquired how she could be of help, contacted the staff member, and then invited me to have a seat until he was available. Then, she did something that I’ve never exprienced in all my years of visiting parish offices […]

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A Little Help? Creative Ideas for Parent Reconciliation “Meeting”

October 1, 2014

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I’m looking for some creative ideas for Parent Sacramental Prep “Meetings” for First Reconciliation. My goal is to get away from the all-too-familiar 45-60 minute talk given by the pastor, associate pastor, DRE, or guest speaker, during which the parents sit passively and listen and then are given some logistics about First Reconciliation and sent […]

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A Catechist’s Bill of Rights – The Right to Formation and Training

September 29, 2014

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Today we hear a lot about people demanding their rights! Fortunately, we live in a country that guarantees those rights according to the Constitution. If there were a “catechist’s bill of rights,” one of those rights would be training and formation and I wish that more catechists would speak up, demanding this right. I’ll never […]

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Creating a “Caring Corner”

September 26, 2014

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A very important aspect of Ignatian spirituality is being a “person for others.” With that in mind, we periodically organize drives here at Loyola Press to collect items (and money) that will serve the needs of others. Most recently, we had a school supply drive to assist the students at an inner-city Catholic school in […]

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A Catholic Take on Left Behind

September 22, 2014

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As if we haven’t had enough of the Left Behind series, now a “major” motion picture starring Nicolas Cage is set to be released. Unfortunately, this means that once again, people will succumb to the false notion that there is going to be a Rapture at which time the saved will be whisked away to […]

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Happy Catechetical Sunday!

September 21, 2014

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Catechetical Sunday

Each year, the Catholic Church in the United States designates the third Sunday in September as “Catechetical Sunday”– a day on which to celebrate and pray for the Church’s mission to teach the Gospel to all people. This year’s theme is “Teaching About God’s Gift of Forgiveness.” As a catechist, you are responding to a […]

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