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Liturgical Catechesis
December 2003 - January 2004
Volume 6 Number 6

Features

When life hurts:
Liturgical catechesis with persons in chronic pain
By Janet Martyn and Dan Gast
First in a three part series for planning a healing ritual
that taps into our rich symbols.

“For unto us a child is born”:
Unfolding the incarnation through Handel's Messiah
By William A. Beaver
The Messiah as it reflects the liturgical seasons of Christmas and Easter.

Praying with icons
By Cathy Qualls
Icons are generating considerable interest today, and Pope John Paul II
recommends them for our rosary meditations.

The face of Jesus
By Josephine Bush
A sacramental theologian brings us a reflection on the incarnation
from her experiences in ministry.

Departments

Pre-catechesis — by Cathy Qualls
  • The Word became flesh and dwelt among us
  • Creating and Celebrating Classroom Rituals — by Amy Florian
  • We are so loved
  • Connecting Catechesis and Life — by Eliot Kapitan
  • Manger, midnight, and incarnation
  • Catechizing More Than Catechumens — by Miriam Malone
  • The mystery of incarnation
  • Liturgical Catechesis You Can Use: Special Celebrating The Lectionary Section
  • Holy Family, Primary  level
  • Accompanying Activity Sheet
  • Artists Directory
    WEB Resources
    Coming in the next issue of Liturgical Catechesis




    Liturgical Catechesis
    October - November 2003
    Volume 6 Number 5

    Features

    Catechesis about, for, within, and from the liturgy (part 2)
    By Daniel S. Mulhall
    Explore the issues of how to feed people starving to be in touch with the sacred.

    Whole Parish Catechesis: Generations learning together
    By John Roberto
    Intergenerational liturgical catechesis with a healthy emphasis on adult participation.

    The 6 tasks of catechesis: How they speak to the spirituality of the catechist and the participant
    By Loyes Spayed
    How to know, celebrate, and contemplate the mystery of Christ.

    Walking in a new spiritual metaphor: A faith-field at harvest time
    By Michael Mansfield
    A rich weaving of harvest and church imagery finds us standing side by side in the field.

    Departments

    Pre-catechesis
  • Where do you look for spiritual nourishment?
  • Creating and Celebrating Classroom Rituals
  • Coming to Jesus
  • Connecting Catechesis and Life
  • Many blessings
  • Catechizing More Than Catechumens
  • Living spirituality
  • Liturgical Catechesis You Can Use: Special Celebrating The Lectionary Section
  • 3rd Sunday of Advent, Nursery level
  • Accompanying Activity Sheet
  • Artists Directory
    Coming in the next issue of Liturgical Catechesis




    Liturgical Catechesis
    August - September 2003
    Volume 6 Number 4

    Features

    Catechesis about, for, within, and from the liturgy (part 1)
    By Daniel S. Mulhall
    The first of a two-part article that explores the understanding that “the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.”

    Flowing from the Sunday assembly: Whole-community catechesis connects the dots
    By Bill Huebsch
    How whole-community catechesis can reconnect liturgy and catechesis.

    Father Miller and the Jesse tree
    By Kathy Hendricks
    How a wise pastor made the liturgical seasons come alive for the adults and children of the parish.

    Whole-parish catechesis: The what, why, and how for one parish
    By Mary Testin
    One parish makes a daring leap to incorporate the adults in a serious formation process.

    Departments

    Pre-catechesis
  • How are we formed as Christians?
  • Creating and Celebrating Classroom Rituals
  • Honoring those who labor
  • Connecting Catechesis and Life
  • Signs of reverence to Christ and to the Eucharist
  • Catechizing More Than Catechumens
  • The calendar challenge: How to do parish catechesis
  • Liturgical Catechesis You Can Use: Special Celebrating The Lectionary Section
  • 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Children's Catechumenate level
  • Accompanying Activity Sheet
  • Artists Directory




    Liturgical Catechesis
    June-July 2003
    Volume 6 Number 3

    Features

    Preparing the altar, preparing the gifts — preparing ourselves
    By Robert Rivers
    Come to a greater understanding of how to prepare our hearts and minds to participate in liturgy.

    The catechetical movement
    By Michael Monshau
    Learn “the rest of the story”: Did you know the liturgical renewals of Vatican II began as part of an expanded understanding of the importance of Scripture in our daily lives?

    In the name of the Trinity
    By Michael Mansfield
    As part of a faith community called by creation, compassion and communication, reflect in thought and ritual on the doctrine of the Trinity.

    The eucharistic celebration:
    An experience of our triune God
    By William A. Beaver
    A priest reflects on how references to the Trinity in the prayers of the Mass inform and form us.

    Departments

    Pre-catechesis
  • Enfolded in the Trinity
  • Creating and Celebrating Classroom Rituals
  • Gifted by the Spirit
  • Connecting Catechesis and Life
  • Holy Trinity
  • Catechizing More Than Catechumens
  • Living Trinity
  • Liturgical Catechesis You Can Use: Special Celebrating The Lectionary Section
  • Pentecost, Beginner level
  • Accompanying Activity Sheet
  • Coming in the next issue of Liturgical Catechesis




    Liturgical Catechesis
    April-May 2003
    Volume 6 Number 2

    Features

    The meaning of the sacraments
    By Joseph Martos
    The noted author of Door to the Sacred invites us to explore the meaning
    of the sacraments.

    The inspiration of the baptismal catechumenate:
    How to incorporate the concept into sacramental catechesis
    By Loyes Spayd
    Explore the connections of baptismal catechesis to symbols and life
    experience.

    Celebrate the word of forgiveness!
    Using the 4th form of the rite of penance
    By Catherine Dooley
    A discussion of how to use penitential celebrations of the word in your community.

    High chair to table: A home based approach
    to first communion preparation
    By Kathy Hendricks
    Make the connection between the family table
    and the table of the Eucharist.

    Departments

    Pre-catechesis
  • Sacramental moments
  • Creating and Celebrating Classroom Rituals
  • Signing with oil
  • Connecting Catechesis and Life
  • Breathing and the Spirit of God.
  • Catechizing More Than Catechumens
  • Liturgical catechesis is a way of life!
  • Liturgical Catechesis You Can Use: Special Celebrating The Lectionary Section
  • 5th Sunday of Lent, Junior level
  • Accompanying Activity Sheet
  • Coming in the next issue of Liturgical Catechesis




    Liturgical Catechesis
    February-March 2003
    Volume 6 Number 1

    Features

    Preparing for an abundand harvest
    By Daniel S. Mulhall
    Dan shares wisdom from Best Practices in Catechist Formation
    as he metaphorically steps us through areas of formation and principles.

    Communication 101 for parish leaders
    By Janet Schaffler
    Janet helps us understand the elements of communication
    by illustrating the why, who, and how of it.

    Celebrating all of creation through the year: Becoming one body
    By Michael Mansfield
    Michael connects Aquinas's two sacred texts — Scripture and creation —
    and explores their relationship to liturgical catechesis.

    Catechesis in a digital world
    By Caroline Cerveny
    Carolyn invites us to tackle the complexities of surfing the web
    and to engage in an internet Faith-Quest.

    Departments

    Pre-catechesis
  • Making the connections
  • Creating and Celebrating Classroom Rituals
  • Transformed by sacrifice
  • Connecting Catechesis and Life
  • Candles, light and the Presentation of the Lord.
  • Catechizing More Than Catechumens
  • The secret
  • Liturgical Catechesis You Can Use: Special Celebrating The Lectionary Section
  • Presentation of the Lord, Primary level
  • Accompanying Activity Sheet
  • Reviews



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