Here is our current list of
confirmed to teach/help for 2017-2018.
As you can see, we are in need of many more Catechists and aides!
Here is our complete
(this is not set in stone yet - I need your feedback - what are areas of concern? What do you think will work or not work? why?)
- Saturday, September 9th from 9am-12:30pm Catechist Brunch/Retreat - if you need child care, please let me know! I think it is important to come together at the beginning of the year to be fed - before we begin to feed others! Do your best!
- September 12 & 13 - 1st Day of Class - Tues & Wed
- all Masses Sept 16 & 17th - Catechetical Sunday - Missionary Disciples - at . Please come and be commissioned!
- Please look at the total calendar for input. If I don't hear from you by July 221st, I will assume all is well and we will go for it!!! (If something doesn't work, we will adjust!)
Some changes for this year (please let me know if there are issues or concerns):
#1. I would like to add some days for Adoration. Maybe we could all have 15 minutes of Adoration at the same time in the main Church at the beginning of the session, then begin your lesson.
That would mean that on Adoration days you will have about 35-40 minutes for lessons.
#2. We will be introducing a different Saint each week.
#3. I would also like to have parents involved in learning the basics of our faith. I would like to use bribery (giving the Kids tickets/points when their parents attend - they can pick from our Treasure Chest of Kid giveaways monthly) - of course there will be parents who don't join in...We will make sure those children get some special treats from other ways (good behavior, good attitude, etc.)
On these Family Days - the lesson is for the whole family. You would be instrumental in helping lead your parents and children. We will go over the logistics when we meet in September.
#4. I believe the RCIA adapted for children's parents need to attend an 8 week class for adults on the faith. I have someone in mind for this. She has her PHD in Family Faith Formation. These will be interactive classes - helping the parents understand their faith better. These will be during the 5:30-6:30pm classes.
QUESTION: Do you think we need to add 15 minutes to each session to accommodate these changes?
If you have any feedback on any of these ideas, please call me at (512) 759-3712 or
me. We can set up a meeting if you want.
I am excited about working with you this year! St. Patrick Religious education is going to continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit - as you share the Good News of Jesus with our children and families!