In this era of point-and-click, swipe-and-tap fingertip convenience, you can readily read it for yourself. “European bishops summit makes appeal to jaded youth” -- so goes the headline (or title) of a news article in the Catholic website Crux, dated March 29, 2017....read more
From God, to God… the Catechetical Way Entry No. 2
Many years ago, Carmela, a volunteer catechist of our parish, asked me to help her make the Word of God exciting to her students. She believed that if Sacred Scripture is God’s love letter to us, then it must be accessible to all — like a well where we can come often to draw fresh water to quench our thirst. Indeed, she was right!
This present Lenten season seems to offer us the “choicest cuts” when it comes to the liturgical readings. We are getting nothing but the best of God’s Word these days! Just take the First Reading yesterday (the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A), as a case-in-point. It’s...read more
Question: “Father, how can we make the Christian Message relevant to our students so that they become interested in the Catechism lesson and be motivated to discover God?”read more
Bring it on! It’s that time of the year, anyway. And it’s all par for the course. I’m referring (for us here in DBCS) to the final examinations, theological synthesis presentations, thesis defenses, project paper presentations, submission of requirements, and so on....read more
I became a catechist, myself, at the age of 16 when I entered the Don Bosco Seminary ― Canlubang, Laguna. We were then 18 seminarians. We knew very little about teaching catechism to the children of the parish and the public schools in the area. I remember my own...read more
I suppose there are always those ordinary occurrences which happen to a minister (or to anyone, for that matter) in the course of a day, which seem commonplace or trivial at first. But only on second thought, only upon deeper reflection, does one realize that there's...read more