Who or What is a CATECHIST?

As you listen to God’s call for you, perhaps you are thinking about our Sunday’s Catholic Faith Formation program. On Sundays, our youth, ages 5 through Grade 12, meet together to learn about the Catholic faith. It is not merely a time of questions and answers. At times, the Catechist inspires another to begin their faith journey. At times the catechist is the mentor who shares the tradition of the church and helps others to see their place in the God’s family, God’s community. The Catechist gives witness to the faith, sharing Scripture stories, leading discussions and experiencing liturgies. At times, the catechist creates a place for prayer; an encounter with God. A Catechist is a believer who evangelizes. A Catechist is a model; a disciple of Jesus Christ. A Catechist echoes the word of God to others, to deepen their understanding of the faith, and to lead them to a deepen their understanding of the faith, and to lead them to a deeper conversion of heart and mind to God.

If you feel called to be a Catechist at St. Gerard, please contact Shirley Jones, 533-0161.