Often, when I do presentations for catechists around the country, I ask my crowd, by show of hands, how long they have been a catechist: newbies? 1–5 years? 5–10 years? and so on. I’ll never forget how one woman, at a presentation in Texas, had her arm up through 40, 45, 50, and 55! I finally just asked her how long she had been a catechist, and she proudly announced, “60 years!” as the crowd applauded. I responded, “That’s longer than I’ve been alive!” at which point she said, “I know!” and stood up to take the microphone away from me to share her story! I gladly sat down to listen!
Like all catechists, her story was unique and fascinating. God calls us in so many ways. This brings me to the question I’d like to ask you: How long have you been a catechist? To answer this question, click the little poll below, and indicate how many years you’ve been serving as a catechist. We’ll be able to see the results as they come in. Then, in the comments box below, share your story of how you became a catechist.
I look forward to reading your wonderful stories!