As our online retreat for catechists winds down, I’d like to take this opportunity to send out a great big THANK YOU to all of you who participated and made it such a success!
Over these past 7 weeks, we have formed an online community of catechists, dedicated to deepening our spirituality so that we may follow Jesus more closely and invite others to do the same. While it is a “virtual” community, it is very real: we share a bond that has brought us together to strengthen one another on this catechetical journey.
Throughout this retreat we have heard from literally hundreds of catechists from dozens of countries around the world. Some of you participated silently and others shared their thoughts openly. It was an inspiration to reflect on each of your insights and it was a comfort to know that we have been journeying together, praying for one another along the way.
Please do take a moment to respond to the survey to the right, sharing your thoughts about this retreat experience so that I can learn and grow from it and serve you more effectively as time goes on.
In addition to thanking all of you for your participation, please join me in thanking some people behind the scenes:
- Colleen Fahey and Dominic Yonto for their filming expertise
- Carrie Freyer for her guidance and strategic planning
- Vinita Wright Hampton for her counsel
- Lynnette Mathys for technical assistance
- Theresa Acheson for marketing research
- Steve Connor for support along the way
- all of Loyola Press for the opportunity
And most of all, thank you, Lord, for walking with us on our journey and for permitting us the opportunity to serve you as catechists and to bring others closer to your love and mercy.