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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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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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More From Los Angeles Religious Education Conference 2012

March 24, 2012

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I had a great experience delivering a presentation on Practice Makes Catholic yesterday to about 1000 people here at the L.A. Religious Education Conference! It was very exciting to speak to a crowd that big! Thanks to all who came out to make this such a wonderful experience. Here’s a pic of HALF the room […]

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Spiritual Health is More Than the Absence of Sin

February 7, 2012

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For all of the bad press that secularism gets in religious (and particularly Catholic) circles, the fact is, secular culture often provides us with insights that are congruent with the proclamation of the Gospel. Case in point: this brief talk on happiness by Psychologist Shawn Achor is consistent with the approach to a healthy Christian spirituality. […]

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Surprise! Diocesan Directors Congratulate Joe on his 5th Anniversary

December 12, 2011

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Unbeknownst to Joe, we here at Loyola Press asked a few DREs to shoot videos congratulating Joe on his 5th anniversary, and discuss what Catechist’s Journey has meant to them over the course of 5 years. Here’s what David O’Brien and Jonathan Sullivan had to say… [click here if you're unable to view] What would […]

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How’s Your Year Going So Far?

September 27, 2011

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I think it’s safe to say that most catechists are well into their new catechetical year, getting to know their students and their themes. How’s it going for you so far? Pick one of the following hymns (or another one of your choice) that best captures how you feel about this year so far and send […]

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