Four Things Every Catechist Should Read This Summer, by Elizabeth Slaten

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By Elizabeth Slaten, Catholic East Texas, June 29, 2021

For many catechists and faith formation volunteers, the summertime provides an opportunity to rest from pouring into the spiritual lives of others. Although it’s nice to have a little break, the summer months are not a time to neglect our own spiritual and intellectual formation as catechists. This summer, continue your spiritual formation by reading and praying with these books and Church documents.

The Gospel of Matthew

As catechists, regardless of the ages we teach, our primary job is to teach our students about Jesus Christ. We cannot teach others about Jesus if we ourselves do not know him. We must constantly strive to know, understand and grow in our love for our Savior. The best way to do this is through the Gospels. …