The Catechetical Office has published a handbook which details the Formation for Parish Catechetical Leaders and Catechists. It is a handy guide for pastors, catechetical leaders and catechists to explore ways to enrich their faith formation ministry.
National Parish Religious Education week will be celebrated Sunday, November 2, 2014 to Saturday, November 8, 2014. It focuses attention on the parish as the hub of lifelong faith formation. This year's theme is Encountering Christ Every Day ~ Encuentro con Cristo cada día. Resources and other materials are available at the NCEA website.
October is the month of the Holy Rosary. It's a time to remember to pray the rosary, a prayer of meditation and petition, asking the prayerful help of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Need a refresher or resources to help teach someone to pray the rosary. Here's some help.
Jeffrey Essmann, a catechist at St. Francis Xavier Parish in New York City, shares his experience "learning from his third graders" in a recent article called Stumbling Onward in America Magazine.