Rekindle Your Zeal: Self-Care for Catechists

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  • Precious Blood Renewal Center
    2120 St. Gaspar Way
    Liberty, Missouri 64068
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    Take some time to refresh your spirit

    • March 5, 2022 (Saturday)
    • 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Register by March 3.
    • Suggested donation $10

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    You started your ministry as a catechist with joy and enthusiasm. Have you lost some of that zeal? Many catechists today tell us they feel exhausted. We all get worn down. It’s natural but not inevitable.

    “A joyful heart is the health of the body,
    but a depressed spirit dries up the bones.”
    Proverbs 17:22

    It is difficult to carry the Good News of Jesus Christ to others with dried-up bones and an ill-tempered spirit. Every once in a while, we need to take time for ourselves, time to rekindle our zeal and enthusiasm. We need to take time to go to the well and refresh our spirit.

    Join us at Precious Blood Renewal Center and we will feed your soul, help you rediscover the hidden blessings of being a catechist, show you how to bolster your prayer life, and more.

    We will share and practice a series of exercises to enhance your well-being. In the companionship of other catechists, we will practice lectio divina, feed your soul with art, learn how to cook up a dynamic lesson with joy, learn how to move beyond writer’s block when you are writing your lesson plans, and more.

    For inspiration, we will draw on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Antiquum Ministerium, which established the role of the catechist as a formal instituted ministry in the Church.

    Healthy practices lower the potential for exhaustion and burnout, but also restore the joyful heart that makes for authentic discipleship.

    Bring a warm jacket and walking shoes; you may want to take advantage of the natural setting of the Renewal Center campus. We will also provide a nutritious, delightful homemade lunch.