The Religious Education Board and I envision a religious education program that does not put the middle schoolers to sleep. We want to build community, identity and faith in Jesus Christ. With this goal in mind I searched for a middle school curriculum that has a strong textbook, but more importantly has lesson plans that gets learners out of their seats and engaged in diverse group learning activities. I found such a curriculum by Saint Mary’s Press, The Catholic Connections Handbook. Now I need to find adult leaders who like tweens and embrace their need to question and explore their faith. Also, these volunteers have to be able to carve out a few hours each week to prepare the lessons and email me a supply list so everything is ready for class. We are looking for four middle school catechists for our Tuesday 6:45-8:00 classes or on Sunday at 10:00. If this makes sense to you, please answer the Holy Spirit’s call by giving me a call to find out more about this very important ministry.
Diane Lawrence Moriarty
708.848.3099 or firstname.lastname@example.org