Fr. Ron’s Reflections 7/7/19

Fr. Ron’s Reflections 7/7/19

Even as we enter into these “dog days” of summer, our Faith Formation Team is hard at work preparing for the next school year. The members of the team are studying and implementing many new Archdiocesan curriculum guidelines.  They are re-writing lesson plans, being especially mindful of the multiple ways in which children learn, organizing and purchasing supplies, and reviewing and studying texts from many different publishers, finding the best “fit” for our parish.  They are also planning our Finding Faith nights and exploring new ways to draw our young families into our parish life. The list goes on.

Perhaps most importantly of all, they are recruiting and training new catechists. The basic requirement to be a catechist is a love for God and our faith, and a love for our children.  Catechists help form our children in the Faith by simply sharing their faith with the children. Being a catechist does involve a commitment of time and effort. However, it does not require knowing a lot of theology or understanding all aspects of our faith. Our Faith Formation team is great at helping to write lesson plans and in training new catechists.  We encourage you to consider becoming a Catechist at St. Isidore.  I have been a catechist for fifth and eighth grades in the past two years.  Our kids are great, as are their parents.  It was great fun.  As is true of all ministry, you always get back more than you give.  Please call (586-286-1700) or email (faithformation@stisidore.church) our Faith Formation team and tell them you are interested in being a catechist.

Our Faith Formation team is also busy registering students for next year.  We remind parents that tuition rates increase for those registering after August 11.

Blessings,
Fr. Ron