When it comes to catechesis, we not only pay attention to what we are proclaiming (so that it is faithful), but also how we are proclaiming (so that it is effective). When it comes to what we are proclaiming, the Church has gifted us with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. When it comes to how we are to proclaim the Good News most effectively, the Church has gifted us with the Directory for Catechesis.
The first such Directory, the General Catechetical Directory, was published in 1971. The second Directory, the General Directory for Catechesis, was published in 1997. Now, the Church has published a new Directory for Catechesis (2020) to help us proclaim the Word of God in the 21st century.
Each iteration of the Directory has had a profound impact on our way of proceeding when it comes to the task of catechizing, and this new Directory will no doubt have a significant impact on our ministry as well. To help you unpack the new Directory for Catechesis, Loyola Press invites you to save the date for an informative presentation co-hosted by Julianne Stanz, Director of Parish Life and Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay, WI, and yours truly.
How the New Directory for Catechesis Will Change the Way We Think About, Talk About, and Go About Doing Catechesis
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
1:30–3:00 PM (CDT)
Look here in the weeks to come for information on registering for this exciting event!
If you missed the live presentation, “How the New Directory for Catechesis Will Change the Way We Think About, Talk About, and Go About Doing Catechesis” or want to watch it again, click here.
Looking forward to this. I got my copy a couple of weeks ago and I opened it up to a random page — it was about technology. That has to be a sign! 🙂
LOL! Thanks, Kathleen! A sign for sure!
I am registered but never got a link or notice that the webinar was beginning. Did i miss it?
I’m not sure why you didn’t receive the registration confirmation with the link, but the recording of the presentation will be available soon.
Catechist’s Journey Editor
If a recording of the webinar is available I would love to see it! Sorry I missed it!
Hi Eileen! The recording will be available soon! Thanks!
I missed the Webinar. I understand there is a recording. Is it already available? Also, when will the fourth of the series on the Guide for the New Directory coming out? Or has it already come up? Thank you for all that you are doing. We have all your books in our library. MOTHER OF LIFE CENTER NOVALICHES, QUEZON CITY PHILIPPINES. It is a graduate school for catechesis and religious education. God bless and hope to hear from you soon.
Victoria, the recording is available here: https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/parish-ministry/advancing-ministry-skills/directory-of-catechesis-review/. And the fourth article in the series was released this morning: https://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/2020/10/areas-of-new-emphasis-and-adaptations-in-the-new-directory-for-catechesis/.
Catechist’s Journey Editor