Everyone can teach the faithful about God's love, and "Handbook for Today's Catechist" examines basic principles for catechists and how parents are the first and most influential teachers of their children. This handbook helps provide answers and support for volunteer catechists, religion teachers, and parents when teaching their children about Catholicism.
This wonderful resource explores many aspects of the role of catechist in a classroom setting, at home, and in the parish community. In an easy to understand format, this handbook provides an overview of the Bible, the life and teaching of Jesus (Christology), the mission of the Church in continuing Jesus' ministry, liturgy, and sacrament, and how to be a moral example to those we teach. An up-to-date guide for the catechist, this book looks at the challenge of catechizing children in the age of computers and electronics and how to identify good or misleading information on the Internet.
"Handbook for Today's Catechist" offers guidance on speaking and living the faith and the necessity of sacramental spirituality, as well as suggestions to avoid burnout and some basic "dos & don'ts" associated with teaching the faith. This book is a must-have for everyone who has answered God's call to be a catechist.
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The material in this book is compliant with The Roman Missal, third edition, with the exception of page 56. To bring this book into compliance, we have revised and updated page 56. Click here for the revised page.
Ginger Infantino's awareness and grasp of the multifaceted interconnections necessary for effective catechetical ministry are abundantly evident. As past Diocesan Director of the Office for Catechesis and Evangelization in the Diocese of San Diego, in her writings, in her workshop presentations, and most especially, in her person, she exudes wisdom, grace and depth of experience that confirms she is a woman of faith who is a true catechist. Whether you encounter her in person on in her writing, savor the sage counsel developed through a life time of prayer, faithful commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church and her large, loving family.
Diana Dudoit Raiche
NCEA Department of Religious Education
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