On Saturday, September 22, the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light facilitated a Catechetical Workshop for the Catechists of Our Lady of the Cedars Church of Boston. The Workshop took place at the Mother of Light Convent.
This was the first workshop in a four-part series that the sisters are offering to help catechists serve their parish and the classroom more effectively.
The first workshop focused on some key areas in Catechesis:
1. The mission of a Catechist (especially the Role, Qualities, Knowledge and Skills required of a Catechist);
2. The place of the family in catechesis, as the Domestic Church, and how the Catechist can encourage more participation and involvement in Catechesis from the family;
3. The content and tasks of catechesis, especially witnessing to our faith, not merely in word, but more importantly, in example.
The next three Catechetical workshops to be offered by the sisters will cover other important topics which include, but are not limited to, Curriculum and lesson planning; disciplinary and communication skills; child engagement; creating a safe environment and so forth.
Our Lady Of Purgatory Church Festival
On Saturday, October 22, the Maronite Servants attended the Festival of Our Lady of Purgatory Church honoring the Feast of the Holy Cross in New Bedford, MA.
Before the Vigil Liturgy, Sr. Therese Maria gave a presentation on the meaning of the Feast of the Holy Cross in our Maronite Liturgical Year, and the significance of the Cross in our everyday lives.