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Being a Catechist

10 Things Every Catechist Needs to Hear—My Blog’s 10th Anniversary

It’s hard to believe but today is the 10th anniversary of Catechist’s Journey! We have journeyed long and far together, and it continues to be a great joy to walk the journey of this splendid ministry together with you! I can’t thank you enough for accompanying me. I have learned so much from you and deeply appreciate all of the ways you have shared your wisdom and experience with me and my readers. To celebrate […]

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Catechetical Leaders

Echo: Grooming a New Generation of Catechetical Leaders

Recently, I had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Colleen Moore, the Director of the Echo program from the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life. The name “Echo” comes from the Greek word for “catechesis” meaning “to echo into” or “to resound.” The Echo program assists the Church in strengthening faith formation by recruiting highly qualified recent college graduates to earn a master’s degree in theology from the University’s Department of Theology while […]

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Adult Faith Formation

How to Host Parish Small Faith Groups, Part 4

In our continuing series on how to host small faith groups in your parish, today’s post calls us to look at training leaders to facilitate the small groups. Our model is a parish in Chicago that gathered parishioners in homes to participate in Scripture groups during Lent. 1–2 Months Out A critical step in ensuring the success of small groups is the training of leaders to facilitate the process. Invite the potential leaders to a […]

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Catechist Training

Now Available: Recording of Part Two of Catechist Training Webinar

As promised, the recordings for Part Two of the Catechist Training Webinars are now available! I provided free Catechist Training Webinars on August 19 & 20 (Part One) and August 26 & 27 (Part Two). I’m providing the recordings for those who were unable to participate or would like to share it with others. The Webinar is broken into chapters by theme for easy viewing. The link below will lead you to another site called You Tube […]

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Wine & Cheese & Webinars

I’m told that a DRE at a large parish in Albany, NY, recently gathered a number of catechists in one of their homes and viewed my catechist training webinar on a wide-screen TV (hooked up to the computer) while enjoying wine and cheese! What a great idea! Maybe I’ll ask permission to DELIVER a future webinar while enjoying wine and cheese! Maybe not. 🙂

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Getting Started as a Catechist

Webinar Success – A Great Big THANK YOU!!!

We successfully completed our first free Catechist Training Webinar this evening! A great big THANK YOU to all of you who participated in this opportunity to look at basic skills that can help us to be more effective catechists. We will have another session of Part One on Thursday, August 20, at 7:15 pm (CDT). There’s still room for you to register for that one: Click here. Part Two will take place on Wednesday, August […]

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Getting Started as a Catechist

It's WEBINAR Week!!!

I’m so excited about our FREE CATECHIST TRAINING WEBINARS that kick-off this week! Registration for the August 19 (Getting Started as a Catechist: Part One) and August 26 sessions (Part Two) is closed. There’s still time to register for the August 20 (Part One) and August 27 (Part Two) sessions. To register for these, click here. Just a reminder, these sessions will be recorded and made available for viewing after the live presentations. Stay tuned […]