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Catechists can integrate digital approaches that are age appropriate using good digital discipleship. What approaches have you tried? Is it time for you to seek digital training for yourself? Digital training is provided by the Office of Faith Formation. Develop a plan to integrate digital approaches in your faith formation sessions.
Why integrate digital technology in your faith formation sessions? If you want to meet your learners where they are, they are already tech savvy. Throughout the country, leaders in catechetical ministry have been networking to move forward in integrating digital approaches into ministry, especially faith formation.
Digital Disciples Bootcamp
Digital Discipleship Boot Camp (DDBC) was started in 2011 by Sr. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF and Claudia McIvor, MSEd, in their home diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. Their mission was to bring technology training to administrators, religious education catechists and teachers, principals and church staffs.
Digital Disciples Network
As participants graduated, the network of ministers comfortable with technology grew. And so evolved the Digital Disciple Network (DDN), a network that now includes hundreds of ministers who live in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Portugal.
Digital Discipleship Competencies
In 2017, DDN began to involve other organizations. A collaborative partnership developed with the Digital Disciple Network (DDN), National Association of Catholic Media Partners (NACMP) and the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).
Digital Disciples Week is October 15-19
Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Francis-Care for Creation
October 4th is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. As one of our most popular saints, his feast strikes a chord with all of us in his love and high respect of all of life. Whether by an action or education, find ways to be more intentional about the state of our earth and help your learners become good stewards. Pope Francis wrote an encyclical called Laudato Si (Care for our Common Home). This teaching is guiding the church in ways to approach climate change that is affecting our planet. Check out some of these resources to assist with lesson planning.
Lesson Plan for Grades 1-8 (Catholic Relief Services)
Laudato Si document and resources (Catholic Climate Covenant)
Celebrating our Catechists on Catechetical Sunday 2018
Firstly, catechesis is not a “job” or a task that is external to the person who is a catechist; because one “is” a catechist and all of life revolves around this mission. In fact, “being” a catechist is a vocation of service to the Church; what was received as a gift from the Lord should be transmitted in one’s turn.
Message on His Holiness Pope Francis
to Participants of the
First International Catechetical Symposium
Buenos Aires, July 11-14, 2017
Reflections for the Catechist
An Evangelizing Catehist's Blessing (The Religion Teacher)
A Prayer for Catechists (Loyola Press)
It's Time to Talk About Lesson Planning
Meeting, Greeting and Building Community
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