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Catechist Resources

Resources and stories for catechists.


Clifton: Course on 'how to talk about our Catholic Faith'

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Clifton Diocese in partnership with 'Light of Truth' are offering a five-week course on how we talk about our Catholic Faith with other adults, young people and children - do join us if you can. Subjects covered include: How to talk about God - April 20 How to talk about Jesus Christ - April 27 How to talk about Salvation (and the problem of evil) - May 4 How to talk about the human person - May... Read More


LENT RESOURCES 2023

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Enlarging the Space of our Tent': Small Group Faith-sharing Resource This Lent 2023 booklet was written by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ and Colette Joyce from the Westminster Justice and Peace Commission for the Agency for Evangelisation. The resource consists of five 60-90 minute sessions, each focusing on a theme covered by Justice and Peace, including poverty and homelessness, racial justice, care o... Read More


Teach Us How to Pray school programme launched

After months of writing, film and editing, CJM has rolled out the first part of the first module of Teach us to Pray - a series of video courses on different aspects of prayer and liturgy in the context of a Catholic school. This accessible and practical resource draws on more than 25 years of experience working with young people to bring the liturgy to life, while staying deeply rooted in the tra... Read More


Advent resources and events 2022 - updated

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Ellen Teague has compiled this list of Advent resources, retreats and talks. The ICN Listings page is updated each day - so please also check there for information about further events for Advent. Caritas Westminster Advent Giving Calendar Readers can download it from here: https://www.caritaswestminster.org.uk/caritas-food-collective-918.php#AGC This is a reverse Advent calendar, and encourages ... Read More


New resource: Praying the Hours

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Praying the Hours The Second Vatican Council made the Liturgy of the Hours accessible to all the Baptised. The priestly people, anointed in Baptism, pray to the Father through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. In recent times new ways of praying the Hours have been given to us, through digital resources, especially valued in time of pandemic. This conversation between Fr Adrian Gra... Read More


Resources for Lent 2022

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Ellen Teague has complied this long list of resources that can be used in parishes, retreats, groups and schools throughout Lent. Virtual Ignatian Retreat Six-part online retreat with six members Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. Sign up HERE See-judge-act Lenten Gospel program with Australian Cardijn Institute The official launch next Monday evening at 7pm Sydney time, which wil... Read More


Our Father and Hail Mary in over 20 languages

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The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have recently produced two beautiful audio series on their website featuring the Our Father and Hail Mary prayers in more than 20 languages. Prayer is catholic - universal. In time for Racial Justice Sunday on 13 January, they have published the Our Father recordings. In 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic, they posted an audio prayer series calle... Read More


The Gospel according to Mark

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On Sundays in Ordinary Time throughout 2021 What Good News will be presenting a reading from the Gospel according to Mark. This evangelist created the gospel genre, and was the first to compose a gospel narrative. This presentation demonstrates the skill with which Mark put his gospel together, and considers also how the later gospels of Matthew and Luke adapted what Mark wrote and added to it. F... Read More


Pope establishes lay ministry of catechist

Pope Francis officially established the lay ministry of catechist, in a new 'motu proprio' on Tuesday. "Fidelity to the past and responsibility for the present are necessary conditions for the Church to carry out her mission in the world," writes Pope Francis in the Apostolic Letter Antiquum ministerium, with which the Holy Father institutes the lay ministry of catechist. In the context of evangel... Read More


New video resource: Via Lucis - The Way of the Resurrection

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During Lent we walked the Stations of the Cross. A lesser known devotion is The Via Lucis (Way of Light) or Stations of the Resurrection. Initially presented in 1988, the Via Lucis was formally adopted by the Vatican in 2001. The Salesian community in Battersea, has now produced a set of videos focussing on 14 resurrection stations, with scripture prayer and reflection. Each station last about sev... Read More


New Bible Timeline course with Mauro Iannicelli

Mauro Iannicelli

Catholic speaker Mauro Iannicelli, will be running another Bible Timeline Course online with live talks, starting Wednesday 7 April at 7pm. The course consists of eight evening sessions. The FREE OF CHARGE course uses the Bible Timeline Chart and teaching methodology developed by Jeff Cavins. The Bible Timeline Chart divides the whole Bible into '12 periods' which act like chapters in Salvation Hi... Read More


Maryvale Institute conference on Directory for Catechesis

Maryvale Institute, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, has announced a free, virtual conference that will focus on the new Directory for Catechesis. The Directory, published in March 2020, makes clear the essential elements in teaching and personal formation required by the mission of catechesis. Building on the previous two catechetical directories (1971 and 1997), this new text is a vit... Read More


Lent 2021 - Events and Resources

Tuesday and Fridays of Lent Franciscan in Holy Land present Way of the Cross See: https://www.custodia.org/en/news/hic-way-cross-along-dolorosa-franciscans-custody Wednesdays 10, 17, 24 March 7.45pm Webinar series with Fr Henry Wansbrough: Pathways to Christ's Passion See: https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/41616 15 February - 19 March 33 Day Consecration to St Joseph Zoom meeting ID: 986 4005 ... Read More


Weekly Reflections Year B: Dialogue of the Heart

Subtitled, 'Reflections on the Bible as a Divine-Human Dialogue,' David Jackson has produced weekly reflections on the Sunday readings of the lectionary through the year. The reflections are for the current liturgical year, running through until the Feast of Christ the King in November 2021. These reflections view the Bible as the record, in various forms, of a loving dialogue between God and huma... Read More

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