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Press On

As Religious Education teachers, As Catechists, As Sunday School Teachers, whatever title you give yourself….We are human We are children of God and we struggle at times, even those who can quote scripture, at times have doubts We are not … Continue reading

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Remember the Ants

Recently I had the opportunity to sit in on a middle school “The Edge” religious education program. The discussion “The Incarnation of Jesus”  In other words “God Becoming Man” This concept is a considered a mystery of faith we don’t … Continue reading

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How the 5 senses can enhance your lessons

Yesterday I took a walk not far and not in an unusual spot and all of a sudden I smelled something first lilacs then pine then a scent that I did not know what plant it came from all I … Continue reading

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Round the corner, summer down time

Summer a time to reflect, relax, recharge, recommit. As catechists/ teachers we should always be on the look out for new ideas to bring to our students. but first….after a successful year…. its time to reflect…. reflect on and make a … Continue reading

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Jesus, the real reason we do what we do.

What is our goal as catechist as teacher of religious education as sunday school teacher regardless of grade level What is the goal? It cannot simply be to only teach bible stories to only define the sacraments our goal as … Continue reading

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Two Simple Rules: for the classroom…for life.

Be kind. Be Safe.   I’ve seen classroom rules that are pages long created to cover every situation when in reality two rules will do. Be kind. Be Safe. So on the first day of class we talk about expectations … Continue reading

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Bible Stories for kids and adults to

Stories, whether online as a video or you reading from a book.should stay short…. no more than 10 minutes   Noahs Ark Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Jesus walks on water the last supper   I found this youtube page https://www.youtube.com/user/TheChurchatPromenade/videosContinue reading

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Restore your soul, the catechist must remain close to what they teach

Week after week and sometimes year after year we teach much the same material even if the curriculum changes our job is still the same to bring the gospel to bring the faith to the children of God we must … Continue reading

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Teaching about the Church Year

When teaching children about the church year the following are good leading discussion questions. What is a calendar? What is a year? It helps to have on hand…if you have one.. a yearly calendar(like you might have on your wall … Continue reading

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What is The B-I-B-L-E

One of the most important lessons we teach is What is the Bible? My lesson on the Bible (for 1st graders) would go something like this: First get a copy of a Bible and hold it up to the class. … Continue reading

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