Janet currently accompanies others
on their faith-journey through days of reflection/retreats, parish missions, workshops, catechist formation opportunities,
adult faith formation opportunities,
Myers-Briggs explorations, etc. as well as online courses through Crossroads at Boston College and the VLCFF at the University of Dayton.

Janet created and publishes GEMS - a monthly newsletter    flowing from an ongoing international adult faith formation      best practices study.

Janet has been an elected officer of NCCL (National Conference for Catechetical Leadership) and member of the NCCL Board.

In 2010, Janet received the NCCL Distinguished Service Award in Catechetics. 

Janet has been named as one who has made a significant contribution to the field of Christian religious education by the "Christian Educators of the 20th Century Project," Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA (http://www.talbot.edu/ce20/educators/)

The author of hundreds of articles and 
several publications in catechetical and parish ministry, 
her articles can be found in The Priest, Catechetical Leader,
Catechist, Ministry and Liturgy, etc.  

Janet was one of the 4-member team who wrote 
the Leader's Guide to accompany 
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us.

Some of her recent publications are: 

​Let This Be the Time: Spiritual Essentials for Life's Second Act
Deepening Faith: Adult Faith Formation in the Parish
The Spirituality of Catechists
We Gather Together: Family Retreat for First Eucharist
Teaching Kids to Care
How to Talk to Children about Jesus
Hope: An Anchor in Today's World
The Seasons of Adult Faith Formation
The Creed: Understanding and Sharing What We Believe
Pep Talks for Catechists
A Prayerbook for Eucharistic Ministers
Creative Connections for Catechists from A to Z
Prayer from A to Z
Lessons and Activities on What Makes Us Catholic
as well as several yearly books of Advent reflections.

Janet Schaeffler, OP

- an Adrian Dominican Sister - has spent many years in parish and archdiocesan catechetical ministry (including past Director of Adult Faith Formation for the archdiocese of Detroit).

To contact Janet:
[email protected]