Last night, I had the pleasure of doing a Lenten reflection on the Mass with the good folks at St. Bruno parish on the southside of Chicago. The very hardworking and talented DRE, Lois DeFelice, organized the evening and had the confirmation class join us for the presentation. They were so well-behaved and attentive that I just have to send along my compliments to them, to their catechist, and to Lois…you can all be proud!
Lois has a little “thing” that she does at the end of every session with her young people. They can’t leave until they tell her one thing they learned! It is a very effective tool for making sure that the young people engage themselves in active learning and listening so that they can incorporate what is being presented and articulate it to others. Way to go, Lois!
My thanks to the folks at St. Bruno. On a very chilly evening, the warmth that you generated in that church with your hospitality and loving spirit was genuinely appreciated!