When Christ Comes, Let Us Welcome Him

December 17, 2015 Julianne Stanz 3

The Christmas season is one of immense opportunity for us to re-engage those who come to church only sporadically. During this time, we should be especially effusive and warm in our welcoming efforts. Unfortunately, hospitality […]

When Simpler Is Better

December 9, 2015 Lisa Brown 0

As a non-creative person by nature, I spend a good deal of time trying to think of ways to make my second-grade class as captivating as possible. As catechists we know that the subject we […]

Glory to God!

December 24, 2014 Joe Paprocki 0

In his Urbi et Orbi message for Christmas 2013, Pope Francis said: I take up the song of the angels who appeared to the shepherds in Bethlehem on the night when Jesus was born. It […]

Christmas Project Day

December 23, 2014 Denise Gorss 4

We take the week of Christmas and the following week off from faith formation classes. That means we might have one or two classes during the Christmas season—and those after the world has already moved […]

Christmas Blessings!

December 24, 2013 Joe Paprocki 1

“For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, from David’s […]

Thank God for the Textbook!

December 18, 2013 Joe Paprocki 0

On pg. 40 of my book, The Catechist’s Toolbox, I mention that one of the top ten things that can go wrong for a catechist is “You’re done with your lesson and you still have […]

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