Thank you for becoming part of the ministry of catechism. We have prepared a special Catechist web site that offers resources to help you be the best you can be.*
THOUGHTS ON THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE CATECHIST
"Why did God make me?" To know, love and serve God on earth and be happy with Him forever in heaven.
Thus the Baltimore Catechism of years past began to explain our faith. We learn about God in the family, in the example we see in the lives of others, and also through teachers, whom we call "catechists." Like many words we use in the Church, "catechist" comes from a Greek word and refers to teaching those who are coming to the faith.
In our time, "catechist" sometimes is taken to mean just "teacher of children." In fact, it includes those who teach adults as well, in programs like the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
Well-prepared catechists plan a vital role in passing the knowlege of the faith from generation to generation. They are perfoming one of the spiritual works of mercy: "teach the ignorant." In the process, they themselves learn more about what we believe and, more important, how we live in Christ.
* Please note that this site is separate from the web site of the Parish of the Holy Eucharist. It will likely open in a separate tab, so that when you wish to return to the parish web site, you can click the POTHE tab.