I share in the parish catechesis, leading a group of adults and helping with a group of children. The adults live in the town center and are parents of children preparing to receive their first Holy Communion. I help out in a remote village with catechesis of a group of children who are preparing for first Holy Communion. In each group, we use creative approaches and dynamics, with an emphasis on active participation, teamwork, and sharing. We base the catechesis on the personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and enjoy the gift of being received by the people and witnessing Jesus' active love toward each person! With the large, systematic catechesis program in the diocese here, there are currently not many small faith-sharing groups, but I'm hoping on having more opportunities to form groups where people can open the Bible and listen personally to the Word of God related to their lives and share with one another. It is a real desire of many people, and the greatest thing that can be taught is not things about God and the Church and whatnot, but how to listen to God oneself! So please pray for this to come about at some point!
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return until they water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Is 55:10-11)