"Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God." - Colossians 3:16
Are you called to teach the Word of God? St. Rose Religious Education welcomes anyone who would like to experience the personal and spiritual reward from leading our Parish youth down a faith-filled path of life.
If you are interested please email Mary Craig, Coordinator or call Mary at 203-426-2333 extension 2.
See the testimonials below from some very devoted Catechists in our program today.
Teaching religious education is the very best way I know to serve our parish community. I feel myself embrace my share in the common priesthood of Christ as I shepherd my little flock toward Confirmation. In the words of Saint Mother Teresa, “My aim is to bring people closer to God.”
During one of my classes, one of my students exclaimed, “How do you know so much about God?!” to which I spontaneously replied, “Because I love Him so much, and when you really love someone, you want to know all about him!” This is what I want for the children I teach.
Susy Roe, Catechist
A few years ago at the end of the year I received a card from one of my students that really made my day, maybe year. It said: “Thank you Mr. Plaue, you have really helped me to have a closer relationship with God.”
Being a Catechist means putting your own faith on display. It is an amazing opportunity to have a real impact on the lives of young people. What a wonderful thing if you think about it. To have the chance to instill a deeper faith in a classroom full of children…what better vocation is there than to help young people grow in their faith?
I often think though that I get as much out of it as the students do. The amount that I learn myself about the Bible, the Sacraments and the Catholic faith is truly a blessing.
David Plaue, Catechist
Teaching students about God nourishes the soul, like nutrients nourish our body. I learn from and about the children and the beautiful way they express themselves. I feel closer to the Lord when I am with HIS children.
I am a catechist because I am giving of myself to teach God's word but most importantly my gift is what I learn from the children, knowing that God is right there with them and helping me to do what I have been called to do.
Edith Poidomani, Catechis