On Sunday, September 17th, St. Patrick Parish and parishes across the world will be celebrating Catechetical Sunday. This day is so important in the life of the Church because we recognize the ministry of catechesis and those who are called to this ministry as a catechist. We will recognize our catechists at the 11:00 AM Mass as they will be introduced and receive a special blessing in the commissioning service during the Liturgy of the Word. A catechist has the responsibility to teach the Catholic faith and to share the Church’s teachings on prayer, sacraments, liturgy, and the life of Christ. Catechists are called to hand on to others what they themselves have received from the Lord.
Parents are called to be the first educators of the faith for their children. It is by their example and practice of the faith that helps the family to be rooted and grow into the faith community. Parishioners as well, also have a responsibility to be a living witnesses in promoting discipleship and building up the Body of Christ. This is the mission of the Church.
I am asking you to step out of the boat and trust Jesus to help the young children of our Parish School of Religion. We need two Kindergarten teachers to complete our 2023-2024 PSR staff this year. Classes are held on Sundays, 9:30-10:45 AM in the school. All resources, assistance, and support will be provided. Please contact Karen Bartos for more information.
Blessings, Karen Bartos, CRE