"When I teach my workshop for catechists, the thing that lights people up the most is the notion of our supernatural partnership with Christ; the conviction that we’re never alone in the classroom, especially when we are prayerful, and that the work is always His."
"Our own growth as catechists is essential in bearing fruit and drawing our students closer to Christ. I recently was reading something St. Bernard said about the need to not merely be a channel of God’s life but a reservoir. A reservoir does not empty out but overflows. It is with this in mind that I would like to share 10 ways to grow and be renewed as a catechist."
"The internet is a cornucopia of resources on the faith. There is no shortage of voices talking about what Catholics believe, how to pray, or what to wear to Mass! But with so many resources, how can we know which are trustworthy or not?"
I'm a catechist, not Kim Kardashian. I have no television shows, brand names or product lines to sell. The things I do and the things I say do not garner headlines, media attention, or hordes of paparazzi.
"...Address to catechists at the South and Central Catechetical Rally last Sunday (Sept 25) on the theme: Catechists: Forming God’s Caribbean People – A reflection on Revitalising Catholic Culture and Identity."
"I owe so much to the thousands of young people who taught me what they needed most at school. And if today I worked across the hallway from myself, the newcomer, there are some things I’d take me aside to say"
"The most important role for a catechist is to plant seeds. The short time you have with your students is an opportunity to introduce them to a variety of prayer methods and help them integrate prayer into their daily lives."
"Think about how Jesus dealt with people. He took the time to listen to them. He asked them what they desired. He spoke to their hearts. We can’t have the same insight as God. But it’s important for catechists to get to know their students as much as possible. When you understand what’s going on inside, you can tailor your catechesis to meet their needs."
"Being the primary catechist in my children’s lives means more than simply making sure they get to Mass on Sunday. It means helping them to foster an active prayer life, a love of the Eucharist and the sacraments, and a fervent desire to serve the world around them."
New Amazing Catechists Site Launched Today. November 18, 2011 by Ellen Gable Hrkach. The newly-designed Amazing Catechists site is being launched today. Feel free to explore the new site and read some great articles!