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Catechist Stream

Catechist Stream

Live Catechist Support: Catechist Stream

Looking for live catechist support? The pilot explains what live streaming is, what Catechist Stream is, and how we will support catechists.

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Episode 1: 3 Insights That Will Change The Way You Think About Catechesis

Steve and Matt will share key insights that will help you rediscover the purpose and joy of being a catechist.

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Episode 2: 3 Tips to Kickoff the New Year

Steve and Matt offer tips on how to work the “3 Ps”: personal prayer, planning your lessons, and engaging your parents.

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Episode 3: Come Together: 3 Things You Need to Know about Syndoality (Synod Series Part 1)

Steve and Matt offer an overview of why dioceses are engaging in a synodal process, and what this work might mean for the future of catechesis.

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Episode 4: Come Together: 3 Things Leadership Can Learn from Synodality, with guest John Gaffney (Synod Series Part 2)

Steve and Matt offer 3 reasons why it is important for catechetical leaders to plug into the synodal process and what some of the benefits will be.

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Episode 5: Come Together: 4 Objectives of Synod 2023 that will Affect Catechesis Going Forward (Synod Series Part 3)

Steve and Matt share 4 objectives of Synod 2023 that will affect catechesis going forward.

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Episode 6: What will National Catholic Conferences be like in 2022?

Steve and Matt speak with National Catholic Conference organizers to learn more about what will be happening with their conference in 2022.

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Episode 7: The Mathematics of Lent

Steve and Matt dive into the math of Lent to grow closer to Jesus and the Church.

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Episode 8: The Legend of the Shamrock

Steve and Matt investigate the legend of the Shamrock, a simple method used by St. Patrick to catechize about the Holy Trinity.

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Episode 9: 101 Ways to Support Families During Lent

Steve and Matt offer support by providing an abundance of spiritual practices (little faith habits) to share with your families during Lent.

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Episode 10: Essential Catechetical Curriculum Features

Steve and Deacon Matt highlight some of the features you will definitely want to have in your next curriculum purchase!

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Episode 11: Essential Tools for Digital Catechesis

Steve and Deacon Matt address the challenges and opportunities associated with adopting technology, along with 3 key considerations.

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Episode 12: Easter: We’ve Only Just Begun

Easter is just beginning. Steve and Deacon Matt discuss the highlights of the Easter season and its focus on mercy.

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Episode 13: Catechist Stream: On the Lighter Side

Steve and Deacon Matt explore the lighter side of our faith with funny, but surprisingly relevant tidbits of information.

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Episode 14: Recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week

Steve and Deacon Matt talk about Jesus as the model teacher and share stories about teachers who have impacted their lives.

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Episode 15: Recognizing Achievements in Catholic Education

Steve and Deacon Matt interview awardees from NCEA 2022 President's awards.

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Episode 16: Mary as the Model Disciple

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt discuss why Mary is venerated as the perfect disciple and reflect on the custom of May Crowning.

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Episode 17: Evaluating Your Catechetical Year

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt discuss goal setting, assessment tools, and catechist evaluation.

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Episode 18: Memorial Day: Remembrance and Gratitude

In observance of Memorial Day, Steve and Deacon Matt highlight the themes of remembrance and gratitude as critical to discipleship.

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Episode 19: How important is Pentecost, REALLY?

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt explore the mystery of Pentecost, life in the Spirit, and how to grow in relationship with the Holy Spirit.

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Episode 20: USCCB Eucharistic Revival

Deacon Matt and Steve will discuss what The Eucharistic Revival is, the kickoff beginning on the Feast of Corpus Christi, and why.

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Episode 21: We Are All Children of God

Steve and Deacon Matt discuss Catholic Social Teaching, share resources to support working against racism, and talk about the origins of Juneteenth.

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Episode 22: Summer Support for Family Faith

To keep families focused on their faith this Summer, Steve and Deacon Matt showcase free family faith resource kits.

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Episode 23: Independence Day

Steve and Deacon Matt discuss how Christ frees us and how being a disciple calls us to move from independence to relying on Christ and each other.

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Episode 24: The Textbook Taboo

In this episode of Catechist Stream, Steve and Deacon Matt explore the Textbook Taboo and share if and why catechetical textbooks are helpful in student engagement, relationships, and learning.

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Episode 25: Summer Reading List to Inspire Your Faith

In this episode, Deacon Matt discusses how spiritual reading can help you to grow in your faith. He also introduces three book titles that will inspire your faith this summer!

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Episode 26: Start Me Up: Getting Ready for the New School Year (Part 1)

Steve and Deacon Matt interview Joyce Guris, an experienced DRE who shares her best advice for prepping for the new school year. Part 1

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Episode 27: Start Me Up: Getting Ready for the New School Year (Part 2)

This week on Catechist Stream, Steve and Deacon Matt will continue discussing topics essential for prepping for the new school year. Part 2

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Episode 28: Are Families Ready for Family Catechesis?

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt highlight the struggles parishes face when catechizing families and offer some practical helps.

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Episode 29: DREs and AFF Coordinators: Coworkers in the Vineyard

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt emphasize the importance of DREs and Adult Faith Formation coordinators working together.

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Episode 30: Mary: Jesus’ Greatest Gift

In this episode, Deacon Matt talks about Mary’s role in the life of faith and offers practical ways to help your students “unwrap” the gift that is Mary.

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Episode 31: Navigating Digital Waters (Luke 5:4) Part 1

In the first episode of a two-part series, Steve and Deacon Matt examine the student digital experience.

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Catechist Stream | Religion and Sports: Teaming Up with Families.

Steve and Deacon Matt discuss the connection between faith and sports, with tips to support families as partners in the team of Christ.

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Episode 33: Navigating Digital Waters (Luke 5:4) Part 2

In the second, and final episode of a two-part series, Steve and Deacon Matt present strategies that support the digital learning experience.

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Episode 34: Catechesis: Do This in Memory of Me

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt reflect on Catechetical Sunday and describe how sharing ourselves with others is essential for sharing Christ with others.

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Episode 35: On the Lighter Side #2

In this episode of Catechist Stream, Steve and Deacon Matt explore the lighter side of being a catechist with satirical but poignant skits.

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Episode 36: We Don’t Live by Bread Alone...Or Do We?

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt will talk about the importance of fostering a devotion to the Eucharist and how we can do it by following three simple steps.

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Episode 37: Best Practices for Catechizing Diverse Learners

Charleen Katra, Exec. Dir. of the Natl. Catholic Partnership on Disabilities, talks about best practices for catechizing diverse learners.

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Episode 38: Solving the Most Difficult Problem in Catechesis

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt solve this problem with the help of the Directory for Catechesis and its new term "evangelizing catechesis."

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Episode 39: Catholic Halloween: Angels and Demons and Feast Days...Oh My!

Join Steve and Deacon Matt as they take a Catholic look at the supernatural world, one that is full of angels, demons, souls, and saints this week on Catechist Stream.

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Episode 40: Catechist Stream | Rewrapping Advent!

Sometimes Advent gets a bad “wrap.” But Steve and Deacon Matt are here with tangible ways to enhance the Advent season.

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Episode 41: Evangelizing During Thanksgiving

In this episode, Steve and Dcn. Matt highlight a few ways you can share the Good News with family members this Thanksgiving.

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Episode 42: Seasons of Faith: Fall/Winter

In this episode, Steve and Dcn. Matt talk about the challenges and opportunities of surrendering, and the role spiritual rest plays in preparing for a springtime renewal of Easter faith.

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Episode 43: Christmas Mini-Retreat for Catechists

In this episode, Steve and Dcn. Matt offer you a mini-retreat from the hustle and bustle of the season, one that is focused on the spiritual meaning of the season.

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Episode 44: Jumpstart Your Catechetical Program in January

In this episode, Steve and Dcn. Matt will talk about three things you need to do to jumpstart your catechetical program. Get ready to reconnect, reinspire, and resource your catechists and families!

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Episode 45: Called to Catechize

n this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt will highlight the feast day of the Baptism of Jesus and offer three tips that will help you embrace your call to catechize.

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Episode 46: Called to Evangelize

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt offer an “Evangelization 101."

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Episode 47: A Brief History of Evangelizing Catechesis

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt offer an introduction to all things evangelizing catechesis.

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Episode 48: Lent: A Time to Stretch Your Spiritual Muscles

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt will offer three tips that will help you stretch your spiritual muscles during this Lenten season.

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Episode 49: The Genius of St. Patrick: A Guide for Missionary Discipleship Today

In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt will discuss the missionary model of St. Patrick and how it can apply to the work of evangelizing catechesis.

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