Celebrating Catechetical Sunday: Some Resources & Ruminations

In the U.S.Catholic Church, every 3rd Sunday of September is set aside to celebrate Catechetical Sunday, a day intended to "acknowledge the importance of the Church’s teaching ministry and to honor those who serve the Christian community as catechists." (You can read more about that here.) This theme chosen for this year is "Teaching About God's Gift of …

ROUND-UP: Content Ideas for Your Parish Bulletin/Online Presence

For those of you who are responsible for providing content for your parish's bulletin, website or Facebook page, here are some resources for inspiration: #1) Lectionary-Based Questions of the Week Loyola Press' Sunday Connection - Provides useful background and activities to better understand the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings, helping you to connect the Scripture to …

REVIEW, Part 2: Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter

After several years of false starts and missteps (Episode 2 of the Rebuilt podcast indicates that it took about 5 years of "messing things up" before things began shifting at Nativity), there was a period of learning from other thriving churches (another five years), followed by another five years of implementation (It's the authors' hope that …