Tagged: catechist training

Small Group Discussion

Small Group Discussion

Recently, I met a catechist who said she wished that there was more time for small group discussion in the programme she helps out with. She felt there was barely enough time to get...

Ten Top Tips for Managing Your Class

Ten Top Tips for Managing Your Class

OK, readers. These come from someone who has zero training as a teacher. But they are what I have picked up and learned (often the hard way) from giving catechesis myself. It is hard...

Getting catechesis right

Getting catechesis right

One of the suggestions for the Year of Faith is for dioceses to review the catechetical resources they currently use: It is hoped that local catechisms and various catechetical supplements in use in the...

Top Ten RCIA Traps

Top Ten RCIA Traps

Recently a number of conversations with different people have highlighted for me that in many parish RCIA processes there are still some fairly dismal practices going on. RCIA, in my view, is one of...

The Ecclesial Method

The Ecclesial Method

The holidays continue! In this week between returning from Germany and heading off for Madrid, I am still reflecting on the many, many things I learnt and received at the St John Bosco Conference....

St John Bosco Conference 2011

St John Bosco Conference 2011

Wow – I really don’t know where to begin. The St John Bosco Conference was, in short, AWESOME! Absolutely amazing. For me, it was perfect training for the job that I do – combining...