Win a Catechist Planning Guide by Dione Grillo


This week and next week are going to be super busy for me as we prepare to train and form almost 200 catechists in our Fall Specialization Series. Please keep the catechists, facilitators, and families in your prayers. I will have more to say next week.

Until then we are offering you a chance to win a copy of the Catechist Handbook & Planning Guide.  Four individual winners will be randomly selected on one DRE/CRE will win one dozen copies of the guide for their team. To enter, leave a comment on this post by midnight on Saturday, September 11, 2010 and please indicate if you are entering for the individual prize or the DRE/CRE prize.  The giveaway will end on September 11, 2010.

Catechist Handbook & Planning Guide
From the editors of Catechist magazine
This trusty planner just got even better with more pages and more resources. It includes:

• Complete 12-month planner: two pages for each month, September through August, with saints days, feast days, and plenty of space for personal reminders.
• How to build a lesson plan: practical tips plus a reproducible lesson plan format to outline each lesson.
• Catholic essentials: beliefs, practices, and a convenient easy-reference liturgical year calendar.
• Student data: a chart for student information plus an attendance grid for up to 36 weeks.
• Personal inspiration: Sunday Gospel quotations with questions for personal reflection.


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  1. I’ll be teaching confirmation / pre-confirmation for the first time this year and any and all resources would be welcome. Individual.

  2. Please enter me for the DRE/CRE drawing. I am the assistant DRE at my Parish. We have several new catechists this year who would be thrilled to receive a handbook & planning guide. We recommend to our catechists and Liturgy of the Word teachers. GREAT web site which gets better and better! Thank you

  3. Please enter me in the individual giveaway for the Catechist planning guide. Excited to start a new RE class. Many blessings for you

  4. Thank you so much Dione!!! The planning guide is really helpful. I like how the feast days of saints are on the calender section. I also like the different activities of each month. I especially enjoy the colored liturgical banner on the corner of the Sunday box. Really helps me prepare when setting up our prayer table!

    This planning guide also gives you tips on lesson planning! What I’m doing this year is typing out my lessons as Dione did in a previous post. I plan on saving my lessons so that next year I have something that is already planned and can make better! (Hopefully…my parish continues to use the same text…) Maybe.. possibly… can even make a substitute folder with all my plans? Okay… maybe that’s tooooooooooo much… but this planning guide really makes me think of ways to be more prepared :)

    Thank you Thank you Thank you again!

    This was an awesome blessing!!



  5. Gary J. Sabeniano on

    I am a catechist from Our Lady of the Pillar Parish, Alaminos, Laguna. 18 yrs old. I am happy to teach social teachings and doctrines of the church to others.

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