For a number of years, I served as a catechist at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in Evergreen Park under the direction of Arlene Astrowski, the Director of Religious Education (now retired). It is with great sadness that I pass along the news that her husband, Len, passed away recently.
I had the pleasure and privilege of being a catechist alongside Len for several years and even enjoyed videotaping him for our Catechists in Action series. Len was one of the finest catechists and human beings I ever met. He had a zest for life and for the Catholic faith. He loved to teach and was such a great role model for the young men and women he taught (7th grade) over the years. He exuded excitement and enthusiasm and always let the kids know how much he enjoyed being with them.
My deepest sympathies to Arlene and I pray that the angels and saints have enough energy to keep up with Len as they welcome him into Paradise!
Here is a video clip of Len talking about his vocation as a catechist.