Tonight is our first catechist meeting of the year – an opportunity to “report for duty” and to get the scoop on what this year holds in store for us. Yes, we’ll get our class lists tonight so I can see how many kids I have (our DRE is very good at keeping class size no larger than 15) as well as their family information and special needs, if any. I’ll also find out what room I’m assigned to and who my aid will be. The pastor is usually there to say a few words of inspiration, guidance, and affirmation as well as appreciation. The DRE always puts together a nice prayer service to set the tone and to place our ministry within a context of prayer. I look forward to tonight’s meeting and I’ll post on it tomorrow.
Best wishes to fellow catechists who also have their first catechist meeting this week!
I have a particular problem in that I have recently taken over a class of 20 children of different ages. Although qualified as a teacher I have have no previous teaching as a catechist.
I only have half and hour each week to do this. The Children range from K1 (kindergarten) to year 6. Any help would be appreciated – regards ross
Ross, thanks for reaching out. I’m moving your comment to the front burner as my post for today so that we can try to garner as much assistance from folks as possible.