The Vocation of the Catechist
This workshop explores the most critical element in the graced work of passing on the faith — you. Because the content of the faith is a Person — the Person of Christ — the person of the catechist is pivotal for success. The vocation of the catechist is to be a witness of Christ’s goodness, of His zeal, of His ways, of Him — to be like the Master. “Whatever be the level of his responsibility in the Church, every catechist must constantly endeavor to transmit by his teaching and behavior the teaching and life of Jesus” (St. John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation "On Catechesis in Our Time," Catechesi tradendae (CT) 6). This calling is both joyfully thrilling, and jarringly daunting. It is a supernatural work, beyond our natural capacities. “Catechesis . . . is consequently a work of the Holy Spirit, a work that He alone can initiate and sustain in the Church” (CT 72). And sustain in you. This foundational workshop offers inspiration, insight, and guidance to encourage catechists as they strive to live out their privileged vocation.
Presentador del Taller
Petroc Willey BD, PhD, STL, PhD, está casado con Katherine y tiene cuatro hijos – Charis, Benedict, Nicholas y David – y una nieta, Miriam. Es el director del Catechetical Institute y del... Read more
Ron Bolster es profesor asistente de Teología del Departamento de Catequesis en Franciscan University, donde también ha servido como director del Departamento. Además, sirvió en la diócesis de... Read more