Pope Francis

“be joyful messengers, guardians of the good and the beauty that
shines forth in the faithful life of the missionary disciple.”

“Catechesis is a pillar of faith education and we need good
catechists! Thank you for your service to the Church and in the
Church . . . . teaching the faith is something beautiful.”

“ . . . to be a catechist is a vocation of service in the church;
what has been received as a gift from God must in turn be
transmitted . .”

The catechist, then, is a Christian who is mindful of God, who is guided by the memory of God in his or her entire life and who is able to awaken that memory in the hearts of others. This is not