I had a great weekend in the State of Nebraska, speaking at the Nebraskaland Festival of Faith. Thanks to our host, Don Kurre, the Director of the Catechetical Office for the Diocese of Grand Island, who has contributed so much to the catechetical ministry over many decades! I had the pleasure of meeting Bishop William Dendinger who, to his credit, was present for the entire 2-day conference…that is such an affirmation for catechists to have their bishop with them at such an important event. I was accompanied by my friend and colleague Carol Dreps, my cubicle neighbor at Loyola Press, who did such a great job of meeting and greeting all the good folks who visited the Loyola Press display that she put together. Most of all, a big thank you to all of the catechists I had the pleasure of meeting over the 2-day conference! May you all continue to set Nebraskaland “on fire” with the Word of God!
And here are some of Nebraska’s lovely (excluding me, of course!) and hardworking catechists!