From Our New Director of Religious Education - July 24, 2016
To my dear Family of the Eucharist,
I hope that you all are enjoying your summer! We finally get a chance to have the time to be out enjoying Creation the way that God intended! After a year of hard work, it’s always nice to be able to enjoy the beautiful weather with people who make those days even more wonderful.
Speaking of wonderful people, I wanted to take this time to thank all of you for the outpouring of love and support that I have received, especially from the Catechists. It has been absolutely incredible and I am truly grateful. I couldn’t ask for anything more in this new vocation that I have been undertaking these past few months.
Although this may seem too soon to think about, the start of our school year is quickly approaching. With that, starts the beginning of Religious Education and Faith Formation. I am very excited for the upcoming year and to work more with the Catechists, who do so much for our program. Their dedication, their drive and their commit-ment are three of the reasons as to why that program is the way that it is.
Maybe you’ve seen the way our program operates from having a child attend our school or a grandchild who attended our weekly classes. You’ve prayed for the children during sacrament season and have seen them in their Con-firmation robes and First Holy Communion dresses and suits. We all have supported their faith. I would love for you to be a part of the reason as to how they got there.
I am looking for Catechists who would be willing to teach our children. In Romans, Saint Paul says, "We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach". It is the individual members with their individual gifts that make up the team that we so desperately need.
If you have ever thought about being a Catechist, I would love to hear from you! Even if you are just interest-ed as to what is entailed, please either call me at (631) 667-4044 ext. 145 or email me at DRE@cmdeerpark.org.
I am so thankful to be able to start a vocation that I have been discerning about from the time that I was a child. I would love for us to be able to start this new year and this new journey together.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Ms. Amora Destina Laucella, DRE