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Summer Chuckles #6

July 18, 2014

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While I’m on vacation, I thought I’d provide you with some “summer chuckles”: church-related humor to remind ourselves to take ourselves and our ministry a bit less seriously!   A pastor decided to make the rounds of religious education classes to talk about the Sacrament of Holy Orders. As he began to chat with a […]

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Summer Chuckles #5

July 16, 2014

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While I’m on vacation, I thought I’d provide you with some “summer chuckles”: church-related humor to remind ourselves to take ourselves and our ministry a bit less seriously!   A catechist was seeing her students off after class when one of them said, “That was a really good class Mrs. Martinez, to which she replied, […]

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Summer Chuckles #4

July 14, 2014

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While I’m on vacation, I thought I’d provide you with some “summer chuckles”: church-related humor to remind ourselves to take ourselves and our ministry a bit less seriously!   A pastor and the music director were always at odds with one another over the selection of hymns at Mass. Eventually, the pastor announced that he […]

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Summer Chuckles #3

July 11, 2014

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While I’m on vacation, I thought I’d provide you with some “summer chuckles”: church-related humor to remind ourselves to take ourselves and our ministry a bit less seriously!   A Director of Religious Education was new in the small town and she needed to get directions to the post office to mail a package. She […]

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Summer Chuckles #2

July 9, 2014

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While I’m on vacation, I thought I’d provide you with some “summer chuckles”: church-related humor to remind ourselves to take ourselves and our ministry a bit less seriously!   A catechist was sitting in a restaurant eating lunch thinking about preparing a lesson on the Corporal Works of Mercy. He opened a letter from his […]

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Tell Me What You Think of Catechist’s Journey

July 8, 2014

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As we prepare for another year of faith formation, I would like to know how Catechist’s Journey can better serve you. Please take a minute and share your feedback and ideas in this brief but important survey. Your honest comments will help the wider catechetical community. Thank you. Click here to take the survey.

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Summer Chuckles #1

July 7, 2014

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While I’m on vacation, I thought I’d provide you with some “summer chuckles”: church-related humor to remind ourselves to take ourselves and our ministry a bit less seriously!   A pastor announced from the pulpit, “I have good news and bad news. The good news is we have enough money to retire the mortgage on […]

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Meet Generation “Z”

June 27, 2014

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El norte vive!

Now that “Millennials” are coming of age, a lot of attention is turning to the next generation. Here is an interesting slide presentation about the generation of kids we are teaching today – in this presentation, referred to as “Generation Z” – those born from 1995 to the present. Meet Generation Z: Forget Everything You […]

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What Grade Will Joe Teach Next Year? Drum Roll Please…

June 24, 2014

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At this time of the year, I get many questions from people asking what grade I will be teaching next year. The last couple of years, I taught 6th grade. Before that, I did a year of 4th grade and previous to that, I did several years of 8th grade Confirmation. So, just what WILL […]

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Webinar Opportunity

June 21, 2014

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My friend Ansel Augustine, a very talented pastoral minister and rabid New Orleans Saints fan, is doing a Webinar that you might be interested in!

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