I received the most incredible unsolicited endorsement of my book, The Catechist’s Toolbox, from the Archdiocese of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada! The Director of Catechetics and Faith Formation, Judy Vermette, sent me the following. (the prayers she is referring to are the prayers at the end of each chapter).
The Archdiocese of Winnipeg and the Archdiocese of St. Boniface have collaborated to bring your book “The Catechist Toolbox” as the theme for a workshop for our catechists. We are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It was a huge success with more than 150 catechists attending.
Both myself and the Coordinator of Catechetics for the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Koreen Hrizai, were so inspired by your book that we created a prayer palette to use in Session 4 and also for the catechists to have easy access to your prayers all the time. I adapted your prayers to fit on the cards acknowledging you and Loyola press. We purchased copies of your book for all attendees. I created colours and colour names to fit the prayers and connected them with a nut and bolt so that they would fan out. The last page states “ Prayers are the nuts and bolts that hold our lives together!” We told the catechists the more they prayed your prayers and fanned out the pages the nut loosens and requires tightening, just an added reminder to keep praying.
I have attached a photo of some of the catechists who attended holding the prayer palette and also one of the palette. Thank you for inspiring us and giving us a wonderful tool to assist our catechists. We would be happy to send you a prayer palette if you would like. Blessings, Judy