Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Job…

(Image: Jesus blesses the children, as described in Matthew 19:14.)

…or should I say, new apostolate?

The reason for my recent blog silence is that I recently took a position as Director of Religious Education at a small parish in Orange County, New York (one of the “upper counties” of the Archdiocese), in a village which is about a forty-minute drive from my hometown.

There are about two-hundred children in my after-school and evening catechism program, in first through eighth grades.* I also have a team of about twenty catechists, who all seem to be really dedicated Catholics and lovely people!

Even though I am thinking that I will probably go back to school again at some point (possibly for a Canon Law degree), right now I’m overjoyed to be “dedicated to the service of the Church” in such a direct way. It’s a real privilege to be able to spend my days helping people come to know Jesus Christ.

But while obviously I’ve been pretty busy lately, I do plan to keep up the blog. Regular posting will resume shortly. In the meantime, please say a prayer that we have a great upcoming year in my parish’s Religious Education program!

* International readers: first through eighth grades covers children from six to fourteen years old.

7 comments:

Pachyderm said...

That's awesome news, J! Go you! May God pour out rich blessings and the gift of compassion on you and all your team.

I was beginning to wonder if he blog had died the death.... glad to see you're still around!

Blessings
Sr Therese

Braut des Lammes said...

Sponsa, this sounds really wonderful. All the best for your in your new task. I'm sure you have a lot to give to this parish and the church.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new job! By the way, I love the picture in today's post.

Susan

Shana said...

Praying for you!

nazareth priest said...

Prayers! FrJM

E. B. said...

So glad to hear! I know I am a bit late... have been pretty busy lately, too. Lots of good things to share with you! Keeping you in prayer always - E

Brian said...

Your new job is very exciting -

I pray it will reap many graces for you!

God bless!

rgds
Brian