Kids Say and Do the Darndest Things – Stories on the Journey

Great story from Marilyn: Last year at the Grandparents Mass, I volunteered to be “grandma” for one of the kindergartners whose grandmother couldn’t be there. During the Mass I was impressed at how well she participated during the Mass with here responses and with the prayers and singing. Then when the bells rang out before Concecration she looked up at me all excited and whispered “listen, a miracle is going to happen”. No wonder Jesus […]

Stories on the Journey, Week Two: Kids Say/Do the Darndest Things

Linda shared the following great story: One day my first grade class was practicing the Glory Be in unison. It seems that the better they know a prayer the louder they pray, so when I walked by one little gal, there was no question about what she said at the end of the prayer: “is now, and ever shall be, world without MEN. Amen” I guess I should have corrected her! You can find more […]

Stories on the Journey – Week 2: Kids Say/Do the Darndest Things

Welcome to Week 2 of Stories on the Journey as we continue to share stories about our experiences in the catechetical ministry. This week’s topic is, “Kids (adults too) Say/Do the Darndest Things!” Let’s hear about those unforgettable moments when one of your students (whether a child or an adult) said or did something that cracked you up, made you smile, or simply blew your mind! Share you story here on my blog by typing […]

More More Great Stories on the Journey – How Did I Get Into This?

Look at what the following catechists are saying about their calling: Tim:  “It seems to be in my blood to teach of our faith, and I have enjoyed every step of the way. With each class it seems to reaffirm my love for teaching!” Edith:  “I am glad the Lord has called me to this ministry in serving Him in his children. May His name be praised.” Carol: “What better way to embrace the faith […]

Stories on the Journey – First Topic: How Did I Get Into This?

Now that the summer months are upon us, I thought it would be good to do something a little different that will serve to refresh us and get us ready for the upcoming year. I call it STORIES ON THE JOURNEY. I thought it would be a lot of fun (and inspiring) to share stories of our experiences as catechists – the joys, frustrations, hilarious moments, sacred moments, challenges, opportunities, successes, not-so-successful moments, creative moments, mentors […]

Telling Stories on the Journey

Last evening, at our end-of-the-year catechist meeting, my favorite part was when our DRE, Arlene, invited catechists to share stories of highlights or “Aha!” moments from this past year. It was very heart-warming to hear people sharing stories of how they connected with the kids they taught in the past year. One catechist, in particular, talked about how he made a prayer box for his 7th graders and invited the kids to write prayer intentions […]

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