Catechists need assistance in helping our children and youth and their families deal with difficult situations that come up in the news and in their community. Here is a webpage that offers resources in providing support and approaches to help children feel safe. It also gives adults who care for them understanding and tips for when children and youth turn to you as someone to talk to about their concerns.
Strong Catholic Family Faith
Assisting Families When Confronted by Difficult Situations
Beginning the Catechetical Year
Want to learn more and feel confident using digital tools in Faith Formation?
Summer sessions are available that will provide you with an online learning community to learn and practice new digital tools. Key components of the program include:
How To Prepare a Witness Talk for Every Session
When developing your lessons plans for Faith Formation sessions, do you make it a point to include the living faith experience of yourself or someone else as a faith role model? We do not only teach content of the Catholic faith, but we are developing living witnesses of the faith-no matter their age. As Pope Francis states in The Joy of the Gospel,
The new evangelization calls for personal involvement on the part of each of the baptized. Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively
engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced
God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out
and proclaim that love. Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that
he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say
that we are “disciples” and “missionaries”, but rather that we are always
Jared Dees on his blog, The Religion Teacher offers a way that a catechist can make a personal experience of one’s faith be worked into each Faith Formation session.
What is your experience when sharing your faith in Faith Formation sessions?
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