Saint Nicholas is in need of catechists,
those willing to share faith with children in grades K-5.
Recruiting catechists is one of the most difficult challenges that a parish faces. We often think of these three things when asked:
- I do not know my faith well enough to share it.
- That’s something for other people to do
- It takes too much time
Becoming a catechist (teacher) is a matter of learning the techniques and being able to share faith. It is also a call to serve others and share your faith with the younger generation. In addition sessions are only an hour on Sunday’s in between the Masses. It is very rewarding to watch the children of our parish grow in their faith while supporting the families here at Saint Nicholas.
As a Catechist you are sharing the faith with the children: Catechesis: Information vs. In Formation
In light of COVID-19 and how this virus has changed our world here is a nice reflection on what it is we are called to do as catechists: https://mailchi.mp/thereligionteacher/v3yr1agg7d-1757509?e=eeb80b8460
If you are considering the call to serve as a catechist, call (757-340-7231) or email Steve Branning in the office to talk about the possibilities. There are primary leads for each grade, a secondary lead for each grade, and hopefully there will be a large number of substitutes that can fill in with ample notice. In addition if someone you know is considering the call to serve as a catechist, pass Steve’s name and email to them.