THE important role that catechists and religious education teachers undertake in schools is often under-appreciated.
These dedicated people devote many hours, in a lot of cases without recompense, proclaiming the Gospel to young people every year.
But there is more to being a catechist than just teaching the semantics of the faith. Catechists should remember the need to actively live and be models of their faith. The Pope rightly made this point at last Sunday’s Jubilee for Catechists and Religious Teachers.
Children should receive the basics of their faith education in the home, but the reality in today’s world is that this does not always happen.
Catechists and religious educators need to be able to fill the gap through words and the faith-filled lives that they lead.
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