|dc.description.abstract||My pastoral concern is two-fold.
1. As a DRE, one of my responsibilities is to provide
educated, energetic, spirit-filled teachers for our
‘Religious Education Program. This year I needed a
teacher for the first grade.
2. I provide the preparation for our teens to be confirmed.
I stress the call to service and their commitment to
provide service as fully initiated Catholic Christians.
This call actually flows from the Eucharist which is the
fulfillment of the initiation in the Church.
Two of my energetic, ambitious teens, who are excellent with
children, came to me asking permission to teach little
children. They had been confirmed the year before. There
is no diocesan program geared toward preparing teens to
teach. I was 16 years old when I took the first
Catechetical training program. I began teaching at 17 and
have taught ever since (30 years). I believe we must offer
our young people a means of being active in the Church in
the field of Religious Education.||en_US
|dc.subject||Initiation rites--Religious aspects--Catholic Church||en_US
|dc.subject||Christian education of children||en_US
|dc.title||Teens in Religious Education Plan Proposal||en_US
|dc.type.degreename||Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology||en_US