One Word to Describe Your Year as a Catechist

During last evening’s Webinar (for which a recording will be available soon right here on my blog), I asked catechists to choose one word that summarizes their year as a catechist. Here’s a sample of some of the words that came up most:

enlightening­­ 

exhausting­­

uplifting­­

rewarding­

growth

­­serving­­

whirlwind

­­exciting­­

different

­­busy­

comprehensive

 

­­love­­ 

adjustment

­­challenging­­

hectic­­

powerful­­

loving­

­connected­

­learning

­eventful

­struggle­

­exposure­

 

­effortful­ 

­fulfilling

­surprising­

­changing­

­compromise­

­special­

­enjoyable­

­enriching­

­interesting­

 

What ONE WORD would you choose?

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

5 Comments on One Word to Describe Your Year as a Catechist

  1. As DRE I had to fill in for a class I don’t normally teach so over all the year was a whirlwind
    but the Freshmen were UPLIFTING (they fell in love with doing the examen at the end of every class)
    and the middleschoolsers were a compromise (I felt like I didn’t do them justice because they were 1 week on 1 week off)
    P.S. thanks for the list I may have my catechists look at this this evening at our debriefing meeting.
    See you in Fairhaven
    Maura

  2. Challenging and growth – Every year there is the chance and space to teach better and grow deeper in Faith. I wouldn’t give up the chance to stay connected.

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