1) If you haven’t done so already, meet with your parish catechetical leader and get a copy of the Catechist Manual for the grade or subject area that you will be teaching in the coming year. Read all the material for the catechist. This includes how the lessons are organized, background material for the content, and ideas for effective presentation of lessons.
2) Download the Catechist’s Learning Page from the eCatechist website. This has been designed as a tool for a catechist to record all their learning experiences including, workshops, classes, books and articles, videos, etc. Many dioceses award catechist certification credit for these learning activities.
3) August 15 in the feast of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary in Heaven. Go to eCatechist.com and read the article, Some Things a Catechist Really Ought to Know: Mary by Sr. Kathleen Glavich.
4) Reach out and Touch. Yes, August is a busy time for parents and families, preparing for back to school and completing summer activities and fun. Call a catechist and schedule a time to meet for coffee, tea or juice after the children have returned to school. During the meeting share your goals, fears, excitement and ideas. Close your time together by praying for one another and all catechists. Prayer by Gloria Durka. http://www.ecatechist.com/2014/05/a-prayer-for-catechists-by-gloria-durka-phd.html
Our best wishes for a faith-filled new year,