Welcome to the Diocesan Office of Faith Formation Blog! Each month we hope to encourage you in catechetical ministry by posting some articles, tips, and effective practices to support catechists in the parish. Since this is a blog page you will be able to comment and interact with other catechists. If you have a new lesson or program, this will be a place to share it with others. RCFQuest other pages will continue to be updated to assist you in finding good resources for lessons in Faith Formation sessions.
- A neat and tidy learning space promotes session organization and good discipline
- Create a learning space that is welcoming, while at the same time promotes learning and community
- Name tags help everyone get to be known and feel part of the group
- Your prayer space should be a visible sign of our faith
- Posters, pictures and sacred objects supplement your words and lessons in this visual age
- Write keywords for your session using an easel, whiteboard, projector or smartboard to prepare for teaching the lesson
- Keep desk and art supplies at a supply station
- Learn and use new approaches, including digital technology
Greet Your Students at the Door
Always! This simple act of hospitality speaks volumes to the kids. It says that you recognize each one of them as individuals—not just children occupying the desks or chairs in your room. It gives you the opportunity to speak privately with each student, even if it’s just for a moment.
Greeting students at the door means so much when you call them by name, welcome them, and ask them how they are or how their week is going. It also is a visible sign that you are ready for them—not flitting around the room trying to get organized at the last minute—and that, together, you have an important mission: to learn more about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.
In the comment section below, share your thoughts or tips for this month's blog!