The Effective Catechetical Leader series, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God’s word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.
About the Author
TOM QUINLAN was a parish DRE and has served as a diocesan catechetical director since 2001. He holds a Masters of Divinity from University of St. Mary of the Lake. Tom has been active in NCCL, including as a board member. A strong voice for evangelizing catechesis, Tom does conference presentations and consultation work across the country. He and his family live in the Chicago area.
JOE PAPROCKI, D.Min., has been a catechetical leader and religious educator in the Chicago area for more than thirty years. His books include Living the Mass, The Bible Blueprint, The Catechist’s Toolbox (Loyola Press). He is the National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press in Chicago. Joe blogs about his work as a catechist at Catechist’s Journey (www.catechistsjourney.com).
Table of Contents
Welcome to The Effective Catechetical Leader Series v
About This Book vii
1 Forming and Sharing the Vision 1
2 Planning and Evaluating Catechetical Ministries 15
3 Fitting within Church Structures 29
4 Catechetical Resources and Models 41
5 Operational Aspects: Out Front and Behind the Scenes 59
6 Marketing and Catechetical Ministry 77
7 Pastoral Approaches to Gathering and Engaging God's People 93
8 Catechesis and Liturgy Belong Together 111
9 Parents and Evangelization 127
10 Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders 141
About the Author 157