I had a great time Monday afternoon with a wonderful group of DREs, catechists, and pastors at the Minnesota Catholic Education Association. I did a 3-hour stranded session (tiring!) on The Catechist’s Toolbox. One of the most interesting ideas that came out of our discussion was a catechist who was teaching the concept of Church to her class. She arranged to take them on a field trip of sorts. She pre-arranged with 5 families in the neighborhood to stop by with her class and ask the family to describe what Church means to them. The homes represented the diverse make-up of the parish: an elderly couple, a family with special needs, a family with lots of children, and so on. She told the kids to remember that on that night, they experienced the Church – the People of God! Nice idea!
Anyway, home today! Here’s a blurry pic of the Mass that ended the day with Bishop Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth, MN.
I attended your workshop on Monday in Duluth and just have to say “Well Done!” Your blend of using of personal stories, inviting us to share our ideas, and using an attractive and well organized powerpoint was fabulous. Thanks for your tips!
Thanks so much Kim! You all made it very easy for me by being so receptive and interactive!