Vivian Cuadras, DRE at Ephiphany Catholic Church in Lake City, FL
The one experience which stands out as the most rewarding for me is the fact that in order to reach my audience, I must first be reached. This involves much study, much prayer, and an unconditional trust in God. After all my planning, I enter the classroom with my fragile nature, putting all things in the hand of God, begging that He teach the class! Somehow, I manage to escape unharmed myself.
Cathy Faust, catechist at Church of the Resurrection in Memphis, TN
I have just completed my third year as a catechist. As I was going into the church one Thursday evening, my class from last year happened to be filing into the church. When they saw me, they clustered around and started hugging me. Even the eight-year-old guys gave me hugs. They seemed so happy to see me. Carla said they missed me. I was close to tears as I replied, "I miss you, too."
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Chris Sheehan, teacher at Resurrection Catholic School in Cherry Hill, NJ
When teaching a second-grade special needs student, he asked me what God looks like. My response was, "When you look in the eyes of someone who really loves you, you can see God." Weeks later, his mom asked me if we had talked about what God looks like. I told her we did, and she related this experience. They were at a school basketball game and her son asked her if he could look into her eyes. She said yes. He then did and said, "Now I know what God looks like."
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