Let’s Discuss: Small Moment Catechesis

As we begin a new school year, I thought it would be a good month to listen to Ela Milewska’s OSV Talk entitled “Catechesis in Small Moments.” Ela has served in a few different dioceses and parishes in the role of catechist and youth minister. She has trained youth ministry and catechetical leaders, catechists, and educators across the United States and internationally. Currently she serves as the executive director of the Department of Youth Faith Formation in the Archdiocese of New York overseeing the ministries that help parishes form young people and their families from baptism to twelfth grade. 

Free Virtual Conference on the Eucharist

As you know we are in the first year of the National Eucharistic Revival – beginning with the Diocese. Many are asking: “What does this look like?” and “What should we do?” and “Aside from attending Mass regularly what does it mean to be ‘more Eucharistic’?” and “Can you just tell me more about what this might look like?” … That is not an exhaustive list of questions, nor is it a series of quotes from others, but I know it’s questions I’ve been asking myself.

Inspiring Priests

I’ve shared before about focusing on people who are in the margins. Last week I saw this article about a priest reaching a group of Catholics I don’t often think about – those who are deaf. I’ve read many survey responses where those who are hearing impaired later in life have a hard time hearing at Mass because of the sound system, but aside from a loop in the church or headphones that can be given out, I’ve not before considered what a deaf ministry would look like in a parish.