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Heidi Busse
Dr. Joseph White
Anne Comeaux
Hosffman Ospino
Mike Carotta
  • National Advisor

    Sacramental Preparation and Marriage Preparation

    Is suicide a sin?

  • OSV Parish Editor

    Adult Formation, Stewardship, and What We Believe

    What are some good ideas for Adult Formation programming on a budget?

  • Child Psychologist

    Religious Education

    How can catechists capture and maintain children's attention?

  • National Advisor

    Religious Education

    How can I involve non-Catholic parents in sacramental preparation of their children for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist?

  • National Advisor

    Religious Education

    What does the Catholic Church say about our relationship
    with non-Christian religions?

  • National Advisor and Author

    Sacramental Preparation

    How do I get my teens to attend Mass?

Our Parish Ministry Team combines years of experience in Religious Education and diocesan programs with high level theological knowledge of the Catholic faith. We are here to support your Religious Education efforts and help you with the real-life issues and challenges that arise in catechesis at all ages and stages.

Adult Formation

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Adult formation programs on a budget

I am on a tight budget. Any ideas for how to create good Adult Formation programming?

  • By Heidi Busse
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  • 6/20/2013
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Suicide

Is suicide a sin?

  • By Fr. Bob Hater
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  • 7/25/2013

RCIA

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Changes in RCIA

Years ago, just before I got married, I joined the Catholic Church. At that time, anyone who became Catholic had individual instruction from the parish priest. Why has the process changed?

  • By Heidi Busse
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  • 8/16/2012
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Length of RCIA

How long does the RCIA process take? My fiancé is not Catholic and we are trying to set a wedding date. It is important to both of us to begin our married life united in the same Faith.

  • By Heidi Busse
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  • 8/16/2012

Marriage Preparation

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What is a FOCCUS Inventory?

A friend told me she and her fiancée had to take something called a FOCCUS Inventory as they prepared for marriage. What is this and what is its purpose?

  • By Fr. Bob Hater
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  • 8/1/2012
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Catholic Engaged Encounter retreats

A friend told me that he and his fiancée attended a Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend. He encouraged me and my fiancée to do the same. Can you tell me more about a Catholic Engaged Enco...

  • By Fr. Bob Hater
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  • 8/1/2012

Sacramental Preparation

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Parents and First Penance

When we have First Penance for our second graders, my pastor insists that we involve the parents in the service and that they stay in the church for the entire time. Parents have complained that they...

  • By Anne Comeaux
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  • 8/1/2012
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Involving non-Catholic parents

How can I involve parents who are not Catholic in the preparation of their children for the celebrations of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist?

  • By Anne Comeaux
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  • 6/20/2013

Stewardship

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Increasing parish giving

What are some tried and true ways to increase giving?

  • By Heidi Busse
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  • 8/1/2012
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Stewardship = Money?

Folks in my parish think that stewardship is only about money (and they don’t want to hear about it anymore!). What are some ways I can change this perception?

  • By Heidi Busse
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  • 8/1/2012

What We Believe

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Souls and Saints

What are “All Saints and All Souls” days all about?

  • By Heidi Busse
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  • 8/16/2012
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Catholicism and non-Christian religions

What does the Catholic Church say about our relationship with non-Christian religions?

  • By Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D.
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  • 11/29/2012

Religious Education

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The mystery of Ash Wednesday

How do I explain Ash Wednesday to kids?

  • By Heidi Busse
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  • 1/7/2013
Recent

Children's short attention spans

It seems like the children I teach have a shorter attention span than ever before. How can catechists capture and maintain children's attention?

  • By Dr. Joseph White
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  • 6/20/2013
Experts
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  • Heidi Busse
  • OSV Parish Content Manager
  • Adult Formation, Stewardship, What We Believe
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  • National Advisor
  • Marriage Preparation, Sacramental Preparation
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