I had the pleasure of meeting many of the St. Francis teachers last week during their faculty in-service days. They are full of energy and ready to go. It is a tremendous blessing to see the dedication and commitment among Catholic school teachers across the country. Thank you for your ministry.
I had a meeting with all of the catechists and their aides last week in preparation for the start of parish religious education classes. We begin this Wednesday evening. I am eager to get the ball rolling.
My predecessor set everything up well, and I am extremely grateful for her diligence. The majority of the catechists are experienced while some are new to the ministry. Others are simply new to the parish, but are well-versed in catechetical methodologies because of their experience in previous parishes. It is a blessing to see parishioners willing to give of themselves so generously. It is going to be a terrific year as we experience the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the power of the Holy Spirit move among us.
How do you plan to grow in your faith journey in the days ahead?