Catechist Reflection from Kevin

8th grade Catechist, Wednesday afternoons… We are sitting in church when our parish DRE, Kathy Rymut comes to the podium and says Religious Ed needs catechists.  My wonderful wife, Sue, starts elbowing me in the ribs.  Now, we had just finished more than 10 year of scouting.  I didn’t need more to do.  You want ME to teach religion?  Do you even know me?  I “agreed” to try it. Read more…

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Catechist Reflection from Marina

It never crossed my mind to teach Religious Education.  I was at a church meeting and before it got started Father asked me to see him at the end of the meeting.  I said sure.  Through the meeting I remember thinking I hope I didn’t do anything wrong.  After the meeting Father said, “I need your help” and I said, “Sure, what can I do?”  He said, “I need you to teach Religious Education Confirmation class.” Read more…


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Catechist Reflection from Mary Ann

I didn’t really start out as wanting to be a catechist.  I remember being in grade school, and thinking, “Why would anyone want to be a teacher?”

Fast forward to 1990 and I am driving and escorting my oldest daughter, Pauline, into Religious Ed to be an aide.  There was some commotion in the office, and I realized that a seasoned catechist was unable to fulfill her obligation due to a sudden illness.  There I was saying, “I could help out.  Do I need a teaching degree?”  I needed love for and a basic knowledge of my Catholic faith.  I had that.  How could I say No??  Read more…


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