Blessed are you, Lord God, for calling me to share in the mission of your Son.
Blessed are you, for the love you have shown in making me a disciple of Jesus.
Touch my lips with the fire of your love,
just as seraphim of oil touched the lips of Isaiah.
Open my mouth to proclaim your holy Gospel, a Gospel of good news,
of love, of forgiveness, and peace.
With Peter the fisherman, may I cast the net of your love far and wide. Amen.
|What is a catechist?
A catechist is any person of faith who is hospitable, a good listener, patient, wise, mature, open-minded, and caring. They are called to serve through teaching, witness, prayer, service and building community.
What does a catechist do?
Every catechist is called to grow in faith and witness to the gospel and church. The catechist not only teaches about religion and doctrine, the catechist also shares the ways in which God has been present in his or her own life.Giving of your Time and Talent
The call and response to this call includes willingness to give one's time and talent, not only to catechizing others, but to one's own growth and understanding of the faith. The call to this ministry often comes through the pastor, catechetical leader, youth minister, pastoral associate, or another catechist.Are you interested in becoming a catechist?
If you work with children or want to work with children, you must complete the Code of Ethics & Integrity - Safe Environment Training. For a schedule of upcoming diocesan-wide training sessions, see http://dioceseoftyler.org or contact Janie Sepulveda.