Introduction: The Evangelizing Mission of Catechesis - Presenter: Archbishop Emeritus Alfred C. Hughes, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Evangelization and Catechesis Beyond the "Usual" - Presenter: Bishop David L. Ricken, Diocese of Green Bay
Renewed Emphasis on the Family - Presenter: Bishop Daniel E. Flores
Renewed Emphasis on the Catechumenate Process for all Catechesis - Presenter: Archbishop Emeritus J. Peter Sartain, Archdiocese of Seattle
The importance of the Initial and Ongoing Formation of Catechists - Presenter: Bishop Michael J. Sis, Diocese of San Angelo
As the Catholic Church embarks on the mission of teaching the Christian faith, the new Directory for Catechesis (2020) lays the how-to guidelines for catechesis and presents universal norms to guide pastors and catechists in the work of evangelization. The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization presents the Directory to guide the proclamation of the Gospel by the Christian faithful to people of all ages and in all seasons of life.
A la vez que la Iglesia Católica continua con su misión de enseñar la fe cristiana, el Directorio para la Catequesis (2020) establece pautas prácticas para la catequesis y presenta normas universales para guiar la evangelización. El Pontificio Consejo para la Promoción de la Nueva Evangelización presenta el Directorio para avivar la proclamación del Evangelio a personas de todas las edades y en todas la etapas de la vida.
Catechetical expert, Deacon Matthew Halbach presents a user-friendly overview of the Catholic Church’s new Directory for Catechesis with this easy-to-read guide that makes the Directory accessible, relevant and meaningful to those involved in catechetical ministry. Perfect for both new and seasoned catechists, this reference is the ideal resource that belongs in the hands of everyone involved in catechetical ministry and religious education: catechists, pastors, Parish Catechetical Leaders, Catholic school teachers, principals, and diocesan leaders. A MUST READ resource!
It’s been more than two decades since a pontifical document on catechesis was published. Here, Dr. Carole Eipers focuses on the Directory’s call for a new kind of catechesis—“an itinerary of faith”—as she guides us through the newly named Five Tasks of Catechesis:
Witnesses. Accompanists. Keepers of the Memory of God. These are some of the ways the Directory describes what it means to be a catechist. In this inspiring booklet, Janet Schaeffler, OP, shows us how the Directory affirms and celebrates the vocation of catechists and catechetical leaders, and how each of us is called to this role in different ways. She helps catechists discover the many facets of their call—as builders of community, dynamic animators, creative artisans, and more. With engaging stories and profound wisdom, she helps catechists find new reserves of joy and peace as they respond when God says, “You are the one I need. You are the one who will make a difference.”
In this booklet, Kathy Hendricks sheds light on the rich and varied ways that catechists witness the Good News through their own personal holiness. Framed by personal stories and inspiration from saints and spiritual writers, she guides catechists through the many insights the Directory offers about how to integrate everyday holiness into catechetical ministry. From spiritual practices to the ways we experience God’s beauty, she invites catechists to tap into the deep well of holiness within them and discover their own “profound ability to attract others to the Good News of Christ and the unending mercy of God.”
This video tutorial will show you how to use Google Classroom for Beginners 2020. Google Classroom for Teachers is a fantastic way to help with remote or online learning. I will also show how Google Classroom for students works. Click on the below timestamps to navigate to different parts of the video.
This video tutorial will show you how to use Google Hangouts Meet. Learn to communicate in Google Meet through text video conferencing, screen sharing, and chat. Use Google Hangouts Meet across all of your devices to effortlessly communicate learning or business. Get started with Google Meet today!
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This detailed video tutorial will show you how to use the New Google Forms. From creating, customizing to responding, this video will show you the ins and outs of the New Google Forms
Remote learning tips for teachers. This video tutorial will show you how to take your worksheets or pdfs and turn them into an editable worksheet online using Google Slides. I then will show you how to use Google Classroom to hand out this worksheet. This will help while students are learning online.
Hello All! Here is a quick tutorial on how to use your finished Bitmoji Classroom within Google Classroom. After a lot of research, this was the fastest method that I could find. I highly recommend joining the Facebook group: Bitmoji Craze for Educators! There are tons of resources there. Please don't forget to like and share this video. Thanks so much for your support. You can find me on Instagram and Twitter @TeachwithChar!!
Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church
YOUCAT is the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adolescents and young people. The most important elements of the faith are summarized briefly and comprehensibly in a question-and-answer format. The YOUCAT was approved by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome and officially published by the Austrian Bishops' Conference. With more than 5 million copies sold, it is one of the best-selling Catholic books in the world.
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May the articles enrich your formation and may your creativity flow as you take away ideas for activities and lessons.
For the coming Sunday
"Tools" for the Classroom or at Home: activities, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, lesson plans, classroom tips, etc. for all ages
Ideas - Inspiration - Resources
for catechists and parish pastoral leaders
Good for inspiration and stories. Has a daily reading, news and ideas for your faith journey.
Good crafts/hands on activities for children. You need to subscribe to have access to all her resources, but easy to do and no spam or junk mail.
This website is good for the younger grades. There are some amazing resources and ideas for teaching the younger grades.
Teaching and learning the faith together.
Liturgical catechesis is faith formation both for and from liturgical celebrations. It is how the Church prepares people to celebrate liturgy, and how people are led to reflect on a liturgical celebration after the experience (mystagogy). It is integral to preparation for reception of the sacraments, and essential for Catholics of all ages to an ongoing lived understanding of the experience of sacraments.
Joe Paprocki's Catechist's Journey - Sharing the journey of teaching the Catholic faith.
RCL Benzinger Saint Resource
Saint Index - Saint Maps - Saint of the Month
This website has many ideas for teaching the faith in the classroom. There are free handouts and ideas for catechists.
Ministry Resources, Videos and Podcast
This website has some good "sketch" videos regarding the sacraments. It ties together the historical/biblical perspective with the current day traditions.
Webinar series helps to become a better catechist
PowerPoint presentations that catechists can use in the classroom; you can show them on the internet or download.
a variety of online resources for catechists in a variety of formats.
A gateway to activities, lesson plans, simulations, prayer services and other resources that explore global issues through the lens of Catholic Social teaching.
Inspiration and resources for Catholics.
Audiences - Encyclicals - Homilies - Letters - Messages - Motu Proprio - Prayers - Speeches and More
We Promote the Common Good which the Church Offers Humankind
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of bishops who jointly exercise pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.