A portal for Catechists to share resources, ideas and companionship in the ministry of Religious Education including Sacramental Preparation.
Tools to Create With
Canva is a great way to produce wonderful images for use in ministry. This video shows you how to do it. However the best way to learn is by trying. Have a go and upload your creations on the FaceBook page (you will need to join if you are not already a member).
Sometime moving pictures help. With cell phones and tablets it’s now really easy to take photos and videos to create a simple but helpful video for your sessions – you could also consider getting your students to make them. One of the easiest to use is Animoto.
If you are looking for ‘word’ rather than picture instructions there are plenty to be found on the web but here are some of the clearest.
Food for thought
Pondering the role of Catechist in the Diocese
But why don’t they come to Mass?
Catechists from more than 25 parishes came together over the last few weeks to consider the question of the participation of families in parish life. While this is high during the periods of Sacramental Preparation and our Catholic schools are popular for a variety of reasons families often choose to be Catholic in ways other than Sunday worship. We really desire to have them join us at the table and so we chatted about how we might encourage engagement.
The underpinning theme was welcome. How do we welcome those who arrive, maybe a little tentative, maybe returning after years absent? And how do we encourage even this tentative engagement? After much discussion, there was no simple solution. Actually, there wasn’t even a complex solution. We did, however, break open some of the reasons, some of the barriers and share a passion to continue asking the questions and taking steps to ensure “All are welcome, all are welcome in this place”.
Read our Shared Wisdom