New Contributors to Catechist’s Journey

Last week I announced that we’d be welcoming some new contributors to Catechist’s Journey. Today I’m happy to share with you who these new voices are and a little bit about each of them. Joyce Donahue, MA, MPS, serves as Catechetical Associate in the Diocese of Joliet Religious Education Office. A former parish DRE and liturgy director, she currently volunteers as parish catechist and musician at St. John the Baptist Parish, Joliet, IL. She blogs […]

Tell Me What You Think of Catechist’s Journey

Yesterday we announced some upcoming changes to this blog. As we make those changes and settle into another year of faith formation, now’s your chance to share your feedback and ideas. I want to know how Catechist’s Journey can better serve you. Please take a minute and share your thoughts in this brief but important survey. Your honest comments will help the wider catechetical community. Thank you. Click here to take the survey.

New Voices Coming to Catechist’s Journey

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short months we will be celebrating the eighth anniversary of Catechist’s Journey! Along the way, I’ve written over 1850 posts, most focused on my experiences teaching multiple grade levels at two different parishes. A major goal for me has always been to keep things fresh. This year, in perhaps my boldest move yet, I have moved into the world of adult faith formation, seeking to contribute […]

Tell Me What You Think of Catechist’s Journey

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.

Food and Faith

Food and Faith is a new Loyola Press online series that celebrates the many ways Catholics express their faith through the culinary arts. The connection between food and faith has always been present, from Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding at Cana to today’s celebration of the Eucharist at Mass. Loyola Press is excited to illuminate all the ways we feed our souls at the intersection of food and faith. The series (a part of […]

Connect with Catholic Faith Formation

As we gear up for the new year of faith formation, here’s another great way to connect with fellow catechists—even those far from your parish home! The Catholic Faith Formation Facebook page from Loyola Press brings the conversation to Facebook, that popular social media channel. Ask questions of each other and find links to resources from around the Web. For monthly planning ideas and catechist development articles, subscribe to the Catholic Faith Formation e-newsletter. This […]

Free Webinar: Forming a 3-Dimensional Catechist

Forming a 3-Dimensional Catechist BEING, KNOWING, and DOING – A Webinar Facilitator: Joe Paprocki, DMin Brought to you by Loyola Press, A Jesuit Ministry Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Central Time (Find out what time this is for you.) The General Directory for Catechesis reminds us that “No methodology, no matter how well tested, can dispense with the person of the catechist in every phase of the catechetical process.” (156) To […]

Find Your Inner Iggy

July 31 is the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola. In celebration, Loyola Press has been running 31 Days with St. Ignatius all month, and tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24, we start another fun feature called Find Your Inner Iggy. From July 24 until July 31, 2013, we’re asking you to share where you find God by using the hashtag #FindIggy on your favorite social media channels. Answer the daily question with a creative post, photo, or […]

Free Webinar! Save the Date!

Mark your calendars now for my next FREE WEBINAR!!! Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:00 pm (CT)   Forming a 3-Dimensional Catechist: BEING, KNOWING, and DOING The General Directory for Catechesis reminds us that “No methodology, no matter how well tested, can dispense with the person of the catechist in every phase of the catechetical process.” (156) To that end, the Church needs to ensure that catechists are well-prepared and formed to effectively carry out their […]

6th Grade, Here I Come!

I’m excited about the prospect of teaching 6th grade religious education next year! I’ve spoken to my DRE, Arlene, and she said that she would be happy to have me take a 6th grade slot come September. This will be the first time that I teach this age level as I continue to experience the catechists’ journey! I’m especially excited about the notion of teaching Scripture (Old Testament) which is the umbrella theme for 6th […]

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