This Monday evening, we begin the home stretch to Confirmation…about 6 weeks away. This immediate preparation can be a great opportunity to impress upon the young people an appreciation and awareness of the great grace of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Uppermost in my mind is helping them to see that Confirmation is not the end of their religious formation. Too often, it is seen as “graduation” from the Church. I hope to emphasize that, through the Sacraments of Initiation, we enter into a way of life that brings us into an intimate relationship with Jesus. We don’t graduate from relationships! Please pray for me and for Patti (my co-catechist) and for our young people.
What prayers related to your ministry in the days and weeks ahead do you request from your fellow catechists?