Deacon Matt shares how to make your Pentecost experience more meaningful by examining the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of discipleship.
Steve and Deacon Matt discuss Catholic Social Teaching, share resources to support working against racism, and talk about the origins of Juneteenth.
Deacon Matt and Steve will discuss what The Eucharistic Revival is, the kickoff beginning on the Feast of Corpus Christi, and why.
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.
In observance of Memorial Day, Steve and Deacon Matt highlight the themes of remembrance and gratitude as critical to discipleship.
In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt discuss goal setting, assessment tools, and catechist evaluation.
Dan Cellucci tells us how the Catholic Leadership Institute is helping dioceses evangelize more effectively.
In this first video of our Task of Catechesis series, explore how catechists can lead disciples to the knowledge of the faith.
The second video of our Task of Catechesis series explores the task of initiating into the celebration of the mystery with a focus on the importance of liturgy and sacraments.
Our third video of the Tasks of Catechesis series explores the task of forming disciples for life in Christ with a focus on moral vision and knowledge of the heart.
In the fourth video of our Tasks of Catechesis series, explore the task of teaching prayer with a focus on the different ways to pray.
Our final video of the Tasks of Catechesis series explores introducing disciples to community life and inspiring them to live as active members in faith as part of the Church.
In this episode, Steve and Deacon Matt discuss why Mary is venerated as the perfect disciple and reflect on the custom of May Crowning.
Steve and Deacon Matt interview awardees from NCEA 2022 President's awards.
Steve and Deacon Matt talk about Jesus as the model teacher and share stories about teachers who have impacted their lives.
Steve and Deacon Matt explore the lighter side of our faith with funny, but surprisingly relevant tidbits of information.
Easter is just beginning. Steve and Deacon Matt discuss the highlights of the Easter season and its focus on mercy.
Steve and Deacon Matt address the challenges and opportunities associated with adopting technology, along with 3 key considerations.
Steve and Deacon Matt highlight some of the features you will definitely want to have in your next curriculum purchase!
Steve and Matt offer support by providing an abundance of spiritual practices (little faith habits) to share with your families during Lent.
Steve and Matt investigate the legend of the Shamrock, a simple method used by St. Patrick to catechize about the Holy Trinity.
Steve and Matt dive into the math of Lent to grow closer to Jesus and the Church.
Steve and Matt speak with National Catholic Conference organizers to learn more about what will be happening with their conference in 2022.
Steve and Matt share 4 objectives of Synod 2023 that will affect catechesis going forward.
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.
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.
Steve and Matt offer tips on how to work the “3 Ps”: personal prayer, planning your lessons, and engaging your parents.
Steve and Matt will share key insights that will help you rediscover the purpose and joy of being a catechist.
Looking for live catechist support? The pilot explains what live streaming is, what Catechist Stream is, and how we will support catechists.
Bill Keimig, Assistant Director of Franciscan University’s Catechetical Institute, discusses the Institute’s role in forming ministers.
Deacon Matt chats about charity as a focus of Eucharistic revival and invigorates you to attend Sadlier’s Masterclass on the Eucharist.
Michael Taylor, NALM Conference Planning Chair, chats with us about the role of the National Association for Lay Ministry in the Catholic Church.
Jill Annable, SVP of Programs for NCEA, chats with us about their upcoming 2022 Convention and why catechists and teachers should attend.
Colleen Moore, Director of Notre Dame’s Echo Program, chats with us about forming future catechists.
Kenneth Velasquez, Senior Coordinator for Certification and Ongoing Formation in the Archdiocese of Chicago, discusses forming catechists today.
Msgr. Patrick Pollard explains how the AOC is preparing for the 2023 Synod.
Fr. Ken Halbur, Pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Iowa, chats with us about pastoring a young church.
Steve Botsford, Sadlier’s Senior Director of Digital Catechesis, talks about using digital technology to evangelize and catechize today.
Three catechetical experts discuss what accompaniment is and how it can be applied in ministry.
Fr. Michael Amadeo, pastor of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Parish in Ankeny, Iowa, chats with us about supporting family catechesis.
We chat with Bishop Franz-Peter, delegate to the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.
Bishop Andrew Cozzens, USCCB Evangelization & Catechesis Chair, discusses Eucharistic Revival plans.
Noted catechetical scholars and authors, Dr. Hosffman Ospino and Dr. Tim O’Malley, chat about forming clergy as catechists.
Mr. John Gaffney, Dir. of Evangelization & Catechesis for the Diocese of Des Moines, tells why the Church must move from maintenance to mission mode.
Fr. James Ferreira, a pastor in Staten Island, NY, shares his first five years of being a priest.
Bishop Ed Scharfenberger chats about the need for Eucharistic renewal and revivial and what it will take.
Fr. Augustine Dada of New York discusses his experience as a Missionary of Mercy today.
Fr. Stephen Bell, CSP, shares how to make diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a critical part of ministry.
Abshp. Charles Gordon, Archbishop of Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago, chats about his book, Teach Us to Pray: A Little Book on Christian Prayer.
Fr. Francisco Quiroz, from the Diocese of Laredo, TX, talks about the unique challenges and opportunities of being a missionary diocese on the Border.
Bishop Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu, discusses the importance of witness today, his Diocesan Evangelization Task Force, and more.
Deacon Henry Reyes from Milwaukee, WI, shares ways to engage parishioners during the summer.
Fr. Justin Claravall, SJ from Los Angeles, CA, shares some tips on homily preparation and reflects on the readings for Pentecost.
Fr. Fidèle Okitembo Dikete, pastor of St. John Berchmans in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, shares an inspiring story of missionary discipleship.
Fr-. Dave Fleming, pastor in IA, speaks about Confirmation preparation, good habits, and exorcism.
Fr. Ricardo Martín, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in WI, chats about his new priorities and the importance of learning about race and racism.
Fr. James Burkart, pastor of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community in TX, discusses small faith group communities and the role of discernment.
Fr. Tony Zimmer, pastor of St. Anthony on the Lake in Wisconsin, tells us about his parish and school’s collaboration on children’s faith formation.
Father Joseph Gibino, the new Vicar for Evangelization and Catechesis for the Diocese of Brooklyn, shares how to make Lent meaningful.
Fr. William Corcoran, pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Church in IL, focuses on important virtues for pastors and parents as catechists at home.
Fr. Jay Atherton from a rural part of Albany, NY, discusses pastoring in multiple parishes, YouTube, and Confirmation preparation.
Deacon Eric Paige from the Archdiocese of Seattle shares how they are supporting family faith formation during the pandemic.
Fr. Parker Sandoval, Vice Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, reveals the Archdiocese’s new, digital “face lift.”
Deacon Matt Halbach guides us in preparing our hearts and minds to receive the love of God this Advent season.
Dr. Gerardo ‘lalo’ Salazar discusses the growth of Hispanic catechetical leadership in the U.S. and how it is transforming the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis made a landmark statement on catechesis. Learn what his decree, Antiquum Ministerium, means for your ministry.
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Deacon Matt Halbach presents how your catechetical program can align to the new Directory for Catechesis with Christ In Us.
Kathy Hendricks examines the purpose of catechesis and offers creative ideas to help families pass on the Catholic faith during challenging times.
Steve Botsford presents strategies and tips for using video to amplify your catechetical sessions, engage your students, and increase comprehension
Watch Deacon Matthew Halbach and Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp to discover what the new Directory for Catechesis means for Catholic Schools.
Unpack what the new Directory for Catechesis means for parish catechetical programs.
Andrea Chavez-Kopp offers strategies to reimagine your religious education programs and support more families in this on-demand masterclass.
Kathy Hendricks shares creative ways to teach about the lives of the saints and apply them to young disciples’ daily lives.
Harness the benefits of technology for religious education and form students as digital disciples with Andrea Chavez-Kopp.
Deacon Matthew Halbach, PhD, and Steve Botsford demonstrate ways Christ In Us can be customized for multiple models and flexible lesson planning.
John Collins shares ways to creatively engage families and accompany them on a family faith journey with Sadlier’s NEW Christ In Us!
Deacon Matt Halbach, Executive Director of Catechesis, presents Christ In Us—Sadlier’s innovative catechetical series designed to support catechetical leaders in evangelization and catechesis.
Kathy Hendricks, MA, offers ways to encourage family faith through ritual and find new ways to incorporate prayer into the home.
Lori Dahloff, EdD, explores catechist formation and the three things every catechist needs to know today.
Discover how to reengage students and families in your faith formation program with five weeks of free resources and a live Q&A session.
Sarah Shutrop, MA, examines millennials’ interest in social justice and explores ways the Church may offer experiences to lead them into deeper relationship with Christ.
Donna Eschenauer shows that the conferral of the gift of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation begins a life-long journey as true witnesses to Christ.
In this 3-part Masterclass with Steve Botsford, MBA, MRE, you will discover how to create, share, and assess a flipped catechetical lesson for your religion education classes.
Explore Sadlier’s Believe • Celebrate • Live immediate preparation program for Eucharist and Reconciliation. Engage catechists, parents, children, and the whole community.
Kathy Hendricks shares ways to plan and lead creative, engaging, deeply spiritual retreat experiences for parishioners of all ages and in any setting.
Discover tools for catechesis in the digital age. Lori Dahlhoff, Ed.D., explores educational practices, backward design and micro-learning, that effectively form faith.
Time is our most valuable gift. What’s the best way to use time in your catechetical setting? Susan Kay explores this question and offers suggestions to use time wisely.
Meet God at Mass in Word, Meal, and each other with a presentation from Tom Kendzia, who shares how "love one another as I have loved you" is possible when we pray well as a community.
How does your parish prepare students with disabilities to celebrate sacraments? Charleen Katra, MA, shares her ideas to make the preparation process a joyful experience.
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.
Learn how to accompany those immersed in a digital world. Andrea Chavez-Kopp, MEd, shares best practices for using technological tools to foster discipleship.
Colleen Moore, MDiv, shares how to form innovative catechetical leaders with practical approaches and adaptable resources for a variety of ministry settings and budgets.
Connect themes of Catholic faith and family with Tom Quinlan. Invite parents to conversion in Christ and help them bring children to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Discover seven steps to successfully start essential adult faith formation in your parish from Janet Schaeffler, OP.
Charlene Howard, MA, explores how Missionary Discipleship can serve as a framework for embracing, cultivating, and being enriched by the diversity in our Church.
Ignite the imagination of your young disciples. Barbara Sutton shares how to facilitate the process of sacred listening, seeing, contemplating, and praying with the Word.
Deacon Doctor Matthew Halbach shares ways understanding has grown between mainstream Protestants and Catholics thanks to the modern ecumenical movement.
Successfully include diverse learners in faith formation. Charlene Katra shares best practices to fully include people with disabilities and their families.
Donna Eschenauer provides an overview of the revised ritual for the Sacrament of Confirmation and offers practical tips seeing Confirmation as a journey, not a destination.
Now is the time to emphasize the call of discipleship. Mike Carotta distinguishes teaching for discipleship from past approaches and practices that can help us all keep heart.
Sister Janet Schaeffler explores the characteristics of a child’s spirituality as well as things we can do—as catechists, teachers, and parents—to nurture that spirituality.
Michael Howard, MA, explores all four Gospel readings for Advent, highlighting the signs revealed in Sacred Scripture for the coming of the Son of Man.
Barbara Sutton, DMin, explores the saints illuminated in the Saint John’s Bible, their place in the early Christian Church, and what their lives mean now in the 21st Century.
Kathy Hendricks and Jim Devlin provide a tour of Sadlier’s sacramental preparation series including resources to support, enhance, and expand immediate preparation.
Kathy Hendricks examines different ways to pray, offers strategies to fit prayer practices into daily life, and presents ideas for teaching others various ways to pray.
Donna Eschenauer explores the ongoing reality of the “outpouring of the Holy Spirit” and the profound meaning that this holds for our everyday lives.
Reflect on the different stages of children’s spiritual development and find ideas for supporting each person’s special brand of spirituality with Sister Rosa Monique Peña.
Kathy Hendricks examines essential elements of catechesis. Create artful, empowering, inspiring environments that gather children to learn, practice, and express faith.
Discover the power of ritual in the life of the baptized as Tom Kendzia presents liturgical catechesis as the heart of faith formation and a challenge to live the message of Jesus.
Discover tips, tools, and best practices from Charlene Katra that will make inclusion in your ministry more effective so that the Body of Christ is complete!
Transform the “merciful moments” of daily life into a legacy for families with Kathy Hendrick’s view of mercy in action through the lens of family life.
Kristin Witte presents developmentally appropriate ways to help children respond to the Church’s call to protect life and serve vulnerable people both locally and globally.
Carole Eipers shares key developments of catechesis’ history and reveals how to integrate these essentials into new efforts in ministry work today.
Kathy Hendricks presents a meaningful Lenten experience reflecting on six witnesses of Jesus’ Passion and Death and the connections each one makes to our own experience.
Scott Kasch presents Sadlier’s sacramental preparation app, which combines technology with ritual, and includes original music and powerful video clips.
Learn ways catechists can support parents’ efforts to enkindle faith in the home and keep them engaged in the catechetical life of the parish in a presentation by Kathy Hendricks.
Sue Muldoon explores options for structuring family religious education that help parents to partner with their child’s catechist and empower them to grow in their faith.
Donna Eschenauer shares ways that collaboration can elevate and propel your sacramental program to new heights.
Can an encounter with the Catechism lead to an encounter with the living Christ? Explore this and other questions related to the Catechism with Sister Maureen Sullivan.
Discover exciting and innovative strategies to help your students find God in all things through creative play with presenter Shannon Chisholm.
Catechesis is ever the same in message, yet ever changing in delivery. Paul Sanfrancesco, MEd, and Lou DeAngelo, EdD, explore how technology shares the Christian message.
Enhance catechetical programs and get families participating regularly in worship! Connect liturgical catechesis and family celebrations with tips from Kathy Hendricks.
Daniella Zsupan-Jerome explores theological foundations for the ministry of catechesis in the digital age, considering our digital culture beyond the latest technologies.
Deacon Matt Halbach discusses the relationship between catechesis and the art of accompaniment, or how we are to evangelize.
Using storytelling and theological interpretation, Deacon Doctor Matthew Halbach defines mercy and proposes attitudes and actions for building a more merciful Church.
Become evangelizing difference-makers by answering the call to be a catechist and proclaim the Good news of Jesus. Tom Quinlan shares practical suggestions.
Steve Botsford explores ways any teacher or catechist can effectively use technology to boost student engagement.