Tagged: Confirmation

“Sacramentalisation”

“Sacramentalisation”

This time of year, filled with First Holy Communions and Confirmations, is full of joy. It is also a time where we risk “sacramentalising” another batch of young people or adults, perhaps without really...

The Month of May

The Month of May

In the parish year, May and September vie with each other for top place in the list of busiest months. Whereas September is full of parents’ meetings, catechist training, and heaps of enrolment forms,...

This Week’s Top Five… Catechetical Highlights

This Week’s Top Five… Catechetical Highlights

1. Giving catechesis on the Our Father to the catechumens. In the Fifth Week of Lent, they are presented with the Lord’s Prayer as a ‘foretaste’ and reminder of the Father who will be...

Discipline in catechesis

Discipline in catechesis

Throughout the year, and depending on the children you catechise, this can very quickly become a talking point. One year, a particularly difficult Confirmation group meant that Tuesday afternoons were generally filled with anticipatory...

Catechesis on Creation

Catechesis on Creation

Sometimes it’s good to have a store of video clips for catechesis. For today’s generation (even catechesis for adults) nothing beats good audio-visual aids to capture attention and imagination…as long as it’s done well....