"Every year we have over 200 youth enrolled in our Sunday and Monday Religious Education programs. A majority, like your own family, are in one form of Confirmation preparation or another. I am encouraged by these numbers because it shows that parents understand the importance of celebrating the sacraments. However, in order to properly prepare these children, including your own, we need to have enough catechists.
The important take-home message is that catechists are really needed for Grades 7-8 on Mondays. We want very much for everyone to register. We also want everyone to know up front that we have this ongoing need for catechists. Parents are our “first responders” to this great need. I hope that you will respond with an eager “Yes!” sooner rather than later. So that your eagerness for your child’s Confirmation can be matched by your willingness to participate in the parish’s task of preparing these “200” during these important years.