The idea for this project came from a discussion with the Director of
Religious Education at our parish. We were discussing the needs of the religious
education program surrounding the directive from the Archdiocese to catechize our
5th and 6th grade students in chastity and sexuality. A program had been developed
for the 5th grade but there was a need for the 6th grade.
As we spoke I began to feel that the Holy Spirit was guiding me in the
direction of answering this need. I was reluctant to answer the call because I felt
inadequate in teaching 6th grade students. I have taught adults over the past fifteen
years but had no experience with twelve-year-old students. God was asking me to
step outside my comfort zone and serve our 6th grade students.