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  • One Last Thought

    by RTJ's Creative Catechist Staff

    Dear Catechist, The school year has finally arrived, and excitement is in the air. There are probably millions of questions running through our minds: What will the kids like? Who is in my class? How… read more

  • Editor's Note

    by RTJ's Creative Catechist Staff

    Our tremendous mission I have been teaching confirmation preparation in my parish for many years, but at the beginning of every new year, I always feel like a scared tourist in Spain searching on my … read more

  • Ask An Expert

    by RTJ's Creative Catechist Staff

    Echo Christ in your lessons by Susan Kay   Q: After several years as a catechist, I find myself asking: Am I being effective? Should I continue?   Blessed Mother Teresa said that God does not require… read more

  • Light of Easter and the Holy Spirit's Gifts

    by RTJ's Creative Catechist Staff

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  • Editor's Note

    by Robyn Lee

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  • One Last Thought

    by RTJ's Creative Catechist Staff

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  • Keep up your good work!

    by Rosanne Coffey

    Coffey Break April 2013 Keep up yourgood work! Soon your classes for this year will be ending, and I invite you torefect back on your time as a catechist. Think of the lessons you’vetaught, and how your group has grown as a unique community.… read more

  • Principled ministry: be comfortable with conflict

    by Carroll Juliano, SHCJ and Loughlan Sofield, ST

    If your actions inspire others to dream more, to learn more, to do more and to be more than they are, then you are a leader. —John Quincy Adams Effective leadership is similar to being a good chef. You have to know the right amounts of spices … read more

  • Where’s My Applause?

    by Colleen Duggan

    In August, I volunteered to teach sixth graders for our parish religious education program.  I was encouraged to do something apostolic by my spiritual director, Father Steve, and since I'm always perfectly docile and obedient (ahem), I complied… read more

  • Bishops' Guidelines

    by Janaan Manternach

    The tools (students' religion texts and teacher manuals) have been fashioned with the following criteria in mind: 1. Authentic: in harmony with Catholic tradition and magisterium or Church authority2. Complete: gradual, balanced presentation of interrelated … read more

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