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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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".
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).
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.