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August 21, 2019 – Just in time for the new school year for parish religious education programs, Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, has written a new book to help catechists – religion teachers – better understand traditional Catholic prayers. Her latest book, The Catechist’s Guide to Beloved Catholic Prayers: Understanding and Sharing the Tradition, has been released by Twenty-Third Publications.

In this book, Sister Janet offers a reflection, line by line, on traditional prayers such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition, and the traditional Catholic grace before meals. She also provides background information on each of the prayers and offers study guides and questions that catechists can use with their students. 

The Catechist’s Guide to Beloved Catholic Prayers is available directly from the publisher and from the Weber Shop at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center. It can be purchased in the store or ordered by calling 517-266-4035 or emailing webershop@adriandominicans.org

In writing her books, Sister Janet draws on her years of ministry in religious education, adult faith formation, and retreat work. She is a former Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit and received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.

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July 16, 2019, Detroit – Catechists often need inspiration and encouragement in their vital ministry of offering religious education to children. In her latest booklet, Present Moment Prayer for Catechists, Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, offers just that. 

Using the words of Pope Francis, Sister Janet provides mini-retreats to help catechists find new ways to integrate their ministry with their prayer life. She also offers new opportunities for prayer and reflection and practical suggestions for daily life.

A retreat leader and a consultant for catechists and adult faith formation leaders, Sister Janet also once served as Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit. She is a recipient the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) Distinguished Service Award.

Sister Janet has written numerous books and resources for catechists, including Spirituality for Catechists and The Creed: A Catechist’s Guide. She also writes annual Advent reflection booklets.

Copies of Present Moment Prayer for Catechists are available at the Weber Center Shop. Call 517-266-4035 or email webershop@adriandominicans.org. Copies are also available through Twenty-Third Publications.



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