Growing as a Catechist A Practical Guide

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A Practical Guide
Growing as a Catechist

Are you a catechist looking for inspiration, or for a quick reminder about why you are doing what you are doing? Are you looking for resources to grow in your own faith or ministry? Or are you simply looking for a practical idea to implement today, right now? This booklet is for you.

Growing as a Catechist: A Practical Guide offers thoughts, inspiration, reflection, and practical ideas you can use today in your catechetical ministry. Our hope is that this Guide becomes a “go-to” addition to your catechetical toolbox--that supports you in your ministry to children, and encourages you in your own adventure of discipleship. God bless!

Daniel J. Pierson was the director of religious education for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids for seventeen years. He has worked with religious publishers in areas of product development, marketing, and sales. He is the founder and editor of and

Susan Stark has worked in Catholic ministry at the parish, diocesan, and national levels. Currently she contributes to the creative development, writing, and editing of print and Web-based educational curriculums and resources for major Catholic religious education publishing companies. She and her husband live in San Diego, CA. They are the parents of four children, and grandparents of three.

Susan and Dan are the authors of Reflections from Pope Francis: An Invitation to Journaling, Prayer, and Action. (Tarcher/Penguin, Feb. 2015). The book invites people into a spiritual reflection process that places the predominant themes of Pope Francis and of Sacred Scripture—such as mercy, peace, forgiveness, and hope—into conversation with their own life experiences and faith journeys. “Anyone accepting the invitation to journal with Pope Francis will be enriched” (Bishop Robert Morneau, Auxilary Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay).

Endorsement: The Diocese of Victoria, TX purchased 500 copies of this book to gift all catechists who attended their Diocesan Catechist Rallies.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: FA101
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Length: 38 pages
Faith Alive Books
ISBN: 978-0-9764221-9-8
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Written by Daniel J. Pierson and Susan Stark