Please take a look at a comment from yesterday’s post (8/23/07) that surfaces a situation that is all too common: a volunteer catechist with no training (and, as a recent convert, not a lot of familiarity with Catholic Tradition) being asked to teach a group of 30 – that’s right, I said THIRTY – 6th graders!!!
This is just not fair to any catechist, let alone a new one. Even Jesus had 12 Apostles to help him! In Mark’s account (6:34) of the Feeding of the 5000 (now there’s a big class!), we find that Jesus put his disciples to work, organizing the crowd, distributing the food, and collecting the leftovers.
I encourage you to write a comment offering some supportive suggestions to Tina on yesterday’s post. My initial response to her is filled with a great deal of frustration toward the DRE so maybe some of you can be more positive!!!