The other day, I posted on the parallels between coaching and serving as a catechist. That stirred up the following conversation between a DRE and one of her catechists who is indeed also a coach. Enjoy!
Hi Joe! In response to your latest Catechist’s Journey email, I asked one of my catechists if he saw a connection between coaching and being a catechist. Scott coaches basketball and then “cleans up” and comes to teach Religious Ed to our First Graders. See the attached page. He provided this for his team. Enjoy!
Judy Gruel, DRE, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Ellicott City, Maryland
From: Scott O’Leary
Sent: Tue 1/3/2012 4:29 PM
To: Gruel, Judy
Subject: RE: Catechist’s Journey
Judy, I see a large connection. I actually use Religion quotes and teachings as part of my coaching also. I have actually attached some quotes that I put together for this year.
From: Gruel, Judy
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 3:38 PM
To: Scott O’Leary
Subject: FW: Catechist’s Journey
Hi Scott! I was reading this and thought of you. Do you see connections between coaching and being a catechist? Judy