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48-hour Special: Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Ignatius with $5 Books!

July 29, 2014

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  From the moment he exchanged his sword and fortune for a life devoted to Jesus, St. Ignatius has long been an example of forging one’s own path to God. St. Ignatius’s legacy continues to bring people in closer relationship to God and to their spiritual selves. In celebration of our patron saint’s feast day, […]

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Catechists for Parish Organizations

July 29, 2014

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The post I put up the other day about designating catechists for Men’s and Women’s clubs in parishes struck a positive chord with lots of people. In particular, a comment posted by Maureen summed up precisely what I was aiming at when she said that the idea: …also speaks to one of the foundational principles […]

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It’s Time Once Again to Find Your Inner Iggy!

July 28, 2014

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Find Your Inner Iggy

Join our weeklong celebration of St. Ignatius and his spirituality in honor of his Feast Day on Thursday, July 31! Check out all the fun at Find Your Inner Iggy!

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How About Catechists for Parish Women’s and Men’s Clubs?

July 25, 2014

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Too often, we Catholics approach adult catechesis with the notion of beginning a program that we hope to get folks to attend, when in fact, many people are already attending parish functions but not necessarily receiving faith formation as a part of the experience. One such example are Women’s and Men’s Clubs (Mother’s and Father’s […]

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Putting Parents First When You Kick-off the Catechetical Year

July 23, 2014

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I mentioned in a recent post how I am working with the DRE of a parish to combat the “drop-off” mentality that many parents have when it comes to their child’s faith formation. Here are some ideas for resources from Loyola Press that can help you to put parents first when it is time to […]

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Combatting the “Drop-Off” Mentality

July 22, 2014

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This afternoon, I met with Deb Breakey, the DRE of St. Cajetan Parish in Chicago, to brainstorm a new way to kick off the catechetical year this Fall designed to combat the “drop-off” mentality that so many parents have when it comes to their children’s faith formation. We are working on designing an experience on the […]

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“Meet the Staff” Day at St. Barnabas!

July 22, 2014

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Today I had the pleasure of meeting with the staff at St. Barnabas Parish in Chicago where I will be assisting in adult faith formation! They were very warm and welcoming and we enjoyed spending about an hour together during which time I introduced myself to them and articulated my goals for working with them […]

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Finding God Video Project for 9th and 10th Graders

July 22, 2014

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I recently discovered that a DRE in Leominster, MA, has created a project for her 9th and 10th graders now that they have completed grades 1-8 of using the Finding God program. She wanted to continue to the theme of “Finding God in all things” so she has decided to have her 9th and 10th […]

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Time to Get Serious…About Adult Faith Formation!

July 21, 2014

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I hope you enjoyed my “summer chuckles” while I was on vacation! Fr. Jim Martin, SJ, reminds us that “our relationship with God — like any relationship — can use some humor from time to time.” Now that I’m back, it’s time to get serious about my focus for the upcoming year: adult faith formation! […]

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Iced Coffee Catechesis – A Well-Built Faith

July 1, 2014

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I’ve already mentioned to you the Lawn Chair Catechism being hosted by CatholicMom.com which is using my book,  A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe, this summer. Now, I find word that a parish in Andover, MA, is also using AWBF for what they call “Iced Coffee Catechesis!” Here’s their […]

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