Meet the “Worst” Catechist

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I love this article that my friend and colleague Denise Gorss brought to my attention. It’s titled “Why I’m the Worst Catechist at My Parish, and Still Signing Up,” and it’s written by catechist Deirdre Mundy. What I love about it is her humility—something that is a great quality for every catechist to have. She is most definitely NOT the worst catechist, but the fact that she recognizes her own unworthiness and places her trust in the Holy Spirit to equip, enable, and empower her to do what’s best for others is at the heart of a healthy spirituality for any pastoral minister. She embodies the spirit of the saying that “God does not call the qualified but rather qualifies the called.” This is a good article to share with anyone considering the call to serve as a catechist. Enjoy the article!

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About Joe Paprocki 2133 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

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