We have been given, in catechetical ministry, a tremendous opportunity to share the faith. In the process of sharing the faith we also share ourselves. In this process, we establish our credentials and credibility, not only as catechists, but also caring people.
It is important that we model how deeply we care about the faith we teach, deeply enough to want to share it, but also to live it in our lives. In addition we are to come across as people who care deeply about those with whom we share that faith. It must be unmistakably clear to those we catechize that we respect them, appreciate them and love them. Finally, we must come across as people who care deeply about the world in which we live. We see our faith in Jesus Christ as having the most important message imaginable for that world. This is why we feel such urgency to share the faith. Jesus summed up our mission to the world in this way: "You are the light of the world...No one after lighting a lamp puts it under a bushel basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house" (Matthew 5:14-15).
In this lifelong catechetical mission the Diocese of Gaylord offers the Word Worship Work curriculum to guide the authentic passing on of the faith to the children, youth and adults of our Diocese.