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"Catequesis en el hogar, cómo fomentarla"

Presentado por el padre Juan Luis Calderón: June 14, 4pm EDT.

En este webinar ofreceremos ideas concretas sobre cómo ayudar a la familia a involucrarse en la formación de la fe de sus hijos y cómo poner en práctica la fe en el hogar y en su comunidad viviendo como auténticos cristianos católicos.

Cultivating Kindness: Mercy as a Goal of Catechesis/Cultivar la bondad: la misericordia como meta de la catequesis

Presented by Victor Valenzuela on June 16, 2016 at 4 p.m. EDT in English and June 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. EDT in Spanish

At the halfway point of the Holy Year of Mercy, how do we understand mercy in today’s world? More importantly, how do we prepare individuals to continue to participate in the Holy Year of Mercy? In this engaging presentation, Victor Valenzuela will look at various “tools” such as the Ten Commandments, The Beatitudes, and the Spiritual and Corporeal works of mercy as catechetical tools. He will share hands-on activities that are ready to implement in Sadlier’s religious education programs.

Estamos a mitad del camino en el año de la misericordia. Como es que desarrollamos el tema de la misericordia en nuestra vida moderna de hoy. Específicamente para los catequistas como preparamos a las personas para que sigan participando en el año de la misericordia? En esta presentación, Víctor Valenzuela examinara varias herramientas como los diez mandamientos, las bienaventuranzas y las obras de la misericordia espirituales y corporales para la catequesis. Compartiremos manualidades y actividades listas para implementar de los programas actuales de Sadlier.

On-Demand Webinars

The Baptismal Catechumenal Model

The General Directory for Catechesis (#59) calls the baptismal catechumenal the "model for all catechesis." Learn about the history of the baptismal catechumenate and how this model can inform and transform your adult faith formation efforts. (This presentation is co-sponsored by Sadlier and the National Conference for Catechetical Leaders.)

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Celebrating 50 years of Dei Verbum during National Bible Week

In preparation for National Bible Week, watch Michael Howard dig deeper into the word of God using Dei Verbum, The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (DV). Reflecting on a popular chapter from the book of Isaiah, participants will seek the Lord not only through God’s revelatory word, but also through DV.

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Come and See Sacrament Preparation in a Whole New Light!

Watch this presentation of Believe • Celebrate • Live, Sadlier Religion’s new immediate preparation program for Eucharist and Reconciliation. This all-new approach to sacrament preparation engages catechists, parents, children, and the whole community through a Lectio and Viso Divina approach to Scripture, liturgical catechesis, and fully integrated multimedia.

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Connecting to The Holy Year of Mercy Using We Believe & We Live Our Faith

As we anticipate the opening of the Holy Doors, marking the beginning of the Holy Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis, John Collins shares how you can keep the theme alive using We Believe & We Live Our Faith.

Download a correlation showing how the theme of mercy is highlighted in specific We Believe and We Live Our Faith lessons and content.

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6 Tasks Series: CELEBRATE: Celebrating Our Journey of Faith

Learn how catechesis promotes a knowledge of the meaning of the liturgy and the sacraments. Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP looks at the many ways we, as catechists and teachers, enable our learners to participate more fully, helping them experience the prayers, gestures, rituals, signs, and symbols that celebrate God's love and Christ's presence among us.

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6 Tasks Series: CHOOSE: The Call to Moral Living

Learn how catechists promote moral formation in Jesus. Sister Maureen Sullivan, OP explains how our moral formation includes the message of Jesus, the content of faith, and implications for Christian life, and the process of transformation and witness.

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6 Tasks Series: LEARN: Finding a Language That Gives Life

Learn how catechesis promotes knowledge of the faith. Sister Maureen Sullivan helps us learn to accept an invitation to know God, answer the call to promote the knowledge of faith, and understand this as our conversion and commitment.

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6 Tasks Series: LIVE: Sharing in the Mission of the Church

Learn how catechesis promotes a missionary spirit that prepares the faithful to be present as Christians in society. John Collins asks us to rethink our roles as catechists/teachers in light of the missionary spirit and evangelization and how we actively participate in the mission of the Church—the larger faith community.

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6 Tasks Series: PRAY: The Background to All Our Days

Learn how catechesis teaches us how to pray with Jesus Christ. Sister Janet Schaeffler talks about the awesome responsibility we have as catechists and teachers to help children/youth form a life of vibrant prayer and ever-developing relationship with God.

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6 Tasks Series: SHARE: Participating in the Life of the Church

Learn how catechesis prepares us to live in a community and to participate actively in the life and mission of the Church. John Collins suggests ways that we, as catechists and teachers, help students know and appreciate their Catholic identity so they can participate actively in the life of the church.

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10 Ways That Technology Can Improve Your Religious Education Session

Religious Education has yet to catch up with the ubiquitousness of technology. In this workshop, we will discuss the 10 ways media can enhance our Religious Education sessions—each one with a practical application that can be implemented today! In the end, we will see that technology/media is the real "New Evangelization."

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Engaging Parents in the Life of the Parish

Get parents interested and involved in the faith formation of their children and in the catechetical life of the parish. Learn ways catechists can support the efforts of parents to enkindle the light of faith in their children within the home.

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Five Ways to Teach As Jesus Taught

Jesus was the greatest mystagogue of all time. Learn how this simple country carpenter became one of the greatest teachers in the world, and how we can use his powerful teaching method in classrooms and faith formation processes in five easy steps.

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Learn: Finding a Language That Gives Life

Learn how catechesis promotes knowledge of the faith. Sister Maureen Sullivan helps us learn to accept an invitation to know God, answer the call to promote the knowledge of faith, and understand this as our conversion and commitment.

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Catholic Social Teaching and Your Parish Catechetical Program

Explore the major themes of Catholic Social Teaching and learn how to incorporate these themes into your catechetical program with a general overview, reflections on the importance of social teaching in catechetics, and practical suggestions.

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Let the Children Come: The What, Why, and How of Children's Catechesis

Catechesis for children follows the model set by Jesus. It is warm and welcoming, active and engaging, prayerful and oriented towards justice and compassion. Examine the essential elements of catechesis and the rationale behind them, along with strategies for creating an artful, empowering and inspiring environment in which to draw children together to learn, practice, and express their faith.

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The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation Teaching and Celebrating the Gift of Christ’s Peace

In every age, the followers of Jesus have recognized the need for mercy and forgiveness. The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation offers the healing and peace that the world cannot give. Explore ways to reawaken in Catholics today the value and importance of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, to prepare children for this sacrament and to stir the hearts of believers and nurture mature discipleship in today's culture. 

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Using Creemos as an Effective Tool for Discipleship

The goal of catechesis is to foster discipleship. Our catechetical sessions are great opportunities for us to work toward that goal. We need good resources to help us in our work towards discipleship. Creemos is a proven catechetical program that is an effective tool. In this webinar, we look at how the many features in Creemos support the work of catechists. We will focus on the ease of use and the variety of hands-on activities that are integral to Creemos.

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Virtual Doors

Open the virtual doors to effective catechesis. Effective catechists engage their students. Today, engaging students requires opening the virtual doors to our digital world. Listen to this recording of Don Kurre's webinar on the benefits, opportunities, and tools available only when you open those virtual doors. You’ll leave ready to implement these digital strategies right away to enrich your ministry.

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Visio Divina: Seeing with the Eyes of Faith

Ignite the imagination of your young disciples. Religious art provides an opportunity to see and hear the Word of God. This practice of praying with visual images is called Visio Divina or divine seeing. Dr. Barabara Sutton shares about the process of sacred seeing and how to facilitate the process of listening, seeing, contemplating, and praying with the Word.

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We Believe Catholic Identity: An Overview and Highlights of the New Features

Sadlier's We Believe program has undergone a revision. We are excited to tell you about the new features it now contains, including retreats, family resources, and ways to further teach and support Catholic identity. Join Kathy Hendricks for a webinar that will provide an overview of the program and a look at these exciting new components. Whether you are new to the program or a long-time user, you'll find helpful information and creative ideas for implementing We Believe Catholic Identity in your parish or school.

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We Believe and We Live Our Faith Summer Model

John Collins addresses your planning concerns and scheduling options for summer programs as well as highlights the Summer Program Guides that support We Believe and We Live Our Faith. You’ll also discover ways to enhance the use of these programs within the summer model using the Catholic Identity Retreats and online resources.

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Catechizing with Symbols, Rituals, and Stories

The use of symbols and rituals for holidays and family events convey stories about who we are and what we cherish. Liturgical catechesis is an opportunity to connect family celebrations with the movement of the liturgical year. Make this connection as a way to strengthen and enhance catechetical plans and programs as well as to encourage families to participate on a more regular basis in worship.

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Catholic Identity Links: A Program to Strengthen and Nurture Catholic Identity in Your School and Parish

In this webinar, Kathy Hendricks explains Sadlier’s Catholic Identity Links, a program focused on 52 virtues and values—one for each week of the year—that draw Catholic school and parish students, families, and parishioners together to actively strengthen and foster Catholic identity.

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Effective Preparation for First Sacraments—Collaboration is Key!

The catechetical leader plays a significant role in sacramental preparation—but not alone. No one person should be solely responsible for preparing the liturgy and catechizing children and families for First Penance and First Communion. Listen as Donna Eschenauer, Ph.D., shares how collaboration can elevate and propel your catechetical program to new heights.

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How Sadlier's Spiral Curriculum Can Strengthen Your Catechetical Program

We Believe is a spiral curriculum—an approach to instruction that introduces key concepts to students at a young age and covers these concepts repeatedly, at each grade level, with increasing degrees of complexity. We Believe enables learners to revisit key concepts of each of the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. As students move through the program, they are re-engaged with catechetical material when it’s appropriate for their spiritual and educational growth. In this presentation, we will further explain a spiral curriculum as well as show an example of what it looks like in We Believe.

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The Six Tasks of Catechesis as a Unified Whole

The National Directory for Catechesis (NDC) states “ All these tasks are necessary in order to attain the full development of the Christian faith” (20). In speaking about the six tasks of catechesis the NDC makes it clear that these are all related dimensions of the way we should be catechizing. How do we ensure that all these six interrelated tasks are woven in religious education sessions? This webinar will give background and some helpful tips to understand and implement the six tasks as a unified whole. Practical ideas will be shared that are ready for implementation in your catechetical setting.

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Song, Story, Meal: Catechesis and Ritual Experience in Our Daily Lives

How do we bring our own stories to God's altar? And as catechists, how do we lead others to meaningful worship and celebration of the Eucharist?

Listen to Tom Kendzia as he journeys with us to see that while God's praise is both intentional and deliberate, it is mingled with our own stories on the road to Emmaus. He discusses how the church teaches us that we meet God at Mass in Word, Meal, and in each other. He also shares how "love one another as I have loved you" is possible when we pray well as a community and live our lives connected to that possibility.

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Eucharist: Food That Satisfies Our Deepest Hunger, Part One

This mini-retreat explores the rich beauty of the Eucharist, both sacramentally and liturgically. Tom draws upon Scripture and stories from his personal journey of life-in-faith to help reveal the intimate and saving power of Jesus in the Eucharist.

The goal of this retreat-style experience is to invite you into reflection on your own life of journey and communion with God and practically model for catechetical leaders what can be done in First Eucharist prep sessions to foster conversion in parents.

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Eucharist: Food That Satisfies Our Deepest Hunger, Part Two

Mr. Tom Quinlan of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet presents Part Two of his mini retreat for parents, catechists, and PCLs on Eucharist.

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Making the Family Connection in Catechesis

Kathy Hendricks explains how the family plays a vital role in passing along the faith and how the tasks of catechesis are most often carried out within the course of daily life.

In this webinar, Kathy:
  • Examines how this connection is made in the ways families pass along the faith
  • Identifies strategies for supporting and encouraging catechesis in the home
  • Shares reflections and observations from the recent World Meeting of Families

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My Spirituality and the Spirituality of My Students

Each person has a special brand of spirituality that manifests itself in multiple forms. Reflect on the different stages of spiritual development where we find our students/children and find ideas for implementation at home or the catechetical setting.

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Partnering with Parents in Faith Formation: The Best Investment a Parish Can Make

Parishes today face the daunting challenge of providing foundational faith formation to two generations: children and their parents. Explore practical ways to create a partnering dynamic with our parents that can foster conversation and engage them more meaningfully in the faith formation of their children.

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Pray: The Background to All Our Days

Learn how catechesis teaches the Christian how to pray with Jesus Christ.  Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP talks about the awesome responsibility we have, as catechists and teachers, to help children/youth form a life of vibrant prayer and ever-developing relationship with God.

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Who Me, Lead a Retreat?

The idea of leading a retreat might sound daunting or unrealistic, especially if you think of it in terms of a lengthy or totally silent experience. In this webinar, Kathy Hendricks shares ways to plan and lead children, youth, adults, or families in retreat experiences that are engaging, creative, and deeply spiritual. Even if time is limited or the space is less than ideal, you will find ideas for drawing groups into prayer, reflection, and sharing.

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Mi espiritualidad y la de mis estudiantes

Cada persona tiene un estilo especial de espiritualidad que se manifiesta de múltiples formas. Reflexione en las diferentes fases del desarrollo espiritual donde encontramos a nuestros hijos/estudiantes, y busque las ideas para su aplicación en el hogar o en la catequesis.

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Utilizando Creemos como una herramienta efectiva para el discipulado

La meta de la catequesis es fomentar el discipulado. Nuestras sesiones de catequesis son buenas oportunidades para lograr esa meta. Para esto necesitamos buenos materiales que nos ayuden en el discipulado. Creemos es un programa comprobado para la catequesis como una herramienta efectiva. En este webinar, veremos cómo las varias secciones respaldan nuestra labor como catequistas. Nos enfocaremos en qué tan fácil es usar el programa y en el uso de todas las manualidades que son integrales a Creemos.

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10 maneras de cómo la tecnología puede mejorar tu sesión de educación religiosa

En este taller veremos 10 maneras de incorporar la tecnología en nuestras sesiones de educación religiosa. Cada una de ellas tendrá su aplicación práctica y estará lista para implementarse de inmediato. Al final, veremos que la tecnología y los medios de comunicación realmente son "la nueva evangelización".

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El modelo del catecumenado bautismal. Lo que es, lo que no es y por qué es importante

El Directorio General para la Catequesis (# 59) llama al catecumenado bautismal, el "modelo de toda catequesis". Aprenda sobre la historia del catecumenado bautismal y cómo este modelo puede informar y transformar los esfuerzos de formación en la fe para adultos. (Esta presentación está copatrocinada por Sadlier y la Conferencia Nacional de Líderes Catequéticos).

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El ministerio de reconciliación de Jesús

En todos los tiempos, los seguidores de Jesús han reconocido la necesidad de la misericordia y el perdón. El sacramento de la Penitencia y la Reconciliación nos ofrece la sanación y la paz que necesitamos. Analice las formas de despertar el valor y la importancia del sacramento de la Penitencia y la Reconciliación en los católicos de hoy, preparando a los niños para este sacramento, agitando los corazones de los creyentes y fomentando el discipulado maduro en la cultura actual.

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