Seizing the Opportunity

In Seizing the Opportunity: Liturgy and Catechesis, Kathy Coffey discusses the catechetical dimension of implementing the revised translation, exploring how to do that most effectively: learning strategies, activities, and reflections. Kathy's blog is updated every other week.


Kathy Coffey is the author of Hidden Women of the Gospels, Women of Mercy, God in the Moment: Making Every Day a Prayer (Orbis), Dancing in the Margins (Crossroad), Immersed in the Sacred: Discovering the Small s Sacraments (Ave Maria), catechetical resources such as Children and Christian Initiation, Baptism and Beyond and Confirmation: Anointed and Sealed with the Spirit (Living the Good News), and many articles in Catholic periodicals such as America, U.S. Catholic, St. Anthony Messenger, and Catechumenate. She taught for fifteen years at the University of Colorado, Denver, and Regis Jesuit University. She has won thirteen awards from the Catholic Press Association, as well as the Foley Poetry Award from America magazine, the Independent Publishers Book Award and the Associated Church Press Award for Editorial Courage. Most recently, she has written catechetical material to accompany Paul Turner’s Understanding the Revised Mass Texts (LTP).

Kathy has spoken at national conventions such as the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, NCCL, NCEA, and many diocesan gatherings. She gives retreats and workshops nationally and internationally. The mother of four, she lives in Denver, Colorado.

Recent Postings

Todd provides practical ideas for setting up your parish plan for reception and implementation of the third edition of the Roman Missal.

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Todd reflects on the recognitio.

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A continuation of "Preparing Catechists," posted April 27, 2010.

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How to prepare your catechists to teach about the revised Roman Missal.

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Reflections on the recogintio.

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Ways to recruit catecheists for the revised Roman Missal.

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Kathy discusses ways to create a welcoming and hospitable environment for adult faith formation sessions.

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This is the same Eucharist that nourished the early Christian martyrs and saints.  At different times and places in Church history, people have risked their lives to participate in this Eucharist.  See yourself within this historical context.

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