VATICAN CITY -- While millions of laypeople around the world are recognized as catechists in their parish or diocese, Pope Francis is preparing to formally institute the "ministry of catechist."

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This is the time Confirmation classes in my parish usually begin. But for the second year running, sacramental preparation courses will be held online.

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VATICAN CITY -- Religious education must focus on leading people to a personal relationship with Christ and building a community of believers where the talents of each person are valued and where all go out to share the Gospel and serve the poor, Pope Francis said.

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QUEBEC CITY -- Cardinal Gerald Lacroix asked parishes in the Archdiocese of Quebec to “pause” their catechetical programs to give them time to think about what comes next.

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I volunteer as a catechist at our parish, so believe me when I tell you that teaching elementary aged children is not the easiest, especially when talking about difficult topics like understanding Church teaching. 

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OTTAWA – Children participating in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program across Canada are taught to use all their senses in order to enter deeply into the Christmas story.
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