Catechists in Action – Chris Brett Tells His Students About His Calling to be a Catechist

In this segment of Catechists in Action, 8th grade catechist Chris Brett is discussing with his recently confirmed class about how they can use their gifts to serve the community. Watch for the following:

  • one of the students states, “become a catechist” as one way to use your gifts to serve others
  • Chris asks the kids if they know how much money he makes each week serving as a catechist! 🙂
  • Chris asks the kids why they think he serves as a catechist with no pay and they respond with “because it’s fun!” and “because you love us!” which Chris jokes about. Great banter with his students!
  • One student explains that he does it because he wants to share what he knows with others.
  • Chris tells the story of how he became a catechist and tells the students this will happen to them some day.
  • Chris concludes by talking about receiving the Body and Blood of Christ at Confirmation.


About Joe Paprocki 2745 Articles
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

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