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#1

I’m a new Catholic and would not mind helping in my spare time with CCD classes, but like I said I’ve only been Catholic for 1 1/2 years. Would it be right for me to ask to help at our Parish or would they think I didn’t have enough Catholic learning? As in I haven’t been CAtholic long enough. I was raised in a Protestant church and do know a lot about scripture and feel I could really help when my work permits. Just curious. all replies appreciated :slight_smile:


#2

Well welcome to the Church. I bet you know more about your faith at this time in your life than I did 5 years ago. I was born and raised Catholic, 4th – 12th grade went to a Catholic Middle and High School, the only difference between us is that I didn’t care about my faith nor want to be involved with it so it didn’t matter to me. I have learned more in the past 5 years in dealing with the youth group than I ever knew before. I would highly recommend volunteering for something in the teaching of the youth. They have so many great questions, don’t act like you know everything, and they can spot a fake, but just say “I don’t know but I will find out” and then find the answer. It is amazing how much you will learn while teaching. If I were you I would let your parish priest know that you would like to volunteer and I am sure he will assist you in finding the right spot for you. I think you would be great at teaching the older high school kids, because you have been out in the world and have experienced different things and decided to be Catholic. I have had many converts discuss their conversion with the youth group, every time it is amazing to me how much discussion ensues.

Peace,

David


#3

My wife also was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school I have learned a lot from her and we have learned a lot together.

I have also been reading some of the early church father’s works on new advent.com and they are amazing , truly these guys were years ahead of their times. As a Portestant I was never taught anything of them, so all of this is just overwhelming.


#4

Go for it! It’s great that you want to volunteer. When I taught CCD last year, I was a little apprehesive but the material that my DRE provided (Faith First) made all of the subject matter very easy to teach.


#5

[quote=Celtic Son]My wife also was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school I have learned a lot from her and we have learned a lot together.
I have also been reading some of the early church father’s works on new advent.com and they are amazing , truly these guys were years ahead of their times. As a Portestant I was never taught anything of them, so all of this is just overwhelming.
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I agree, there is always something else to read, it seems we are never finished understanding the faith. it is cool.
Peace,
David


#6

Deja vu … I did the same think. I asked to be a CCD aid the year after I converted. The church needed a CCD instructor. OK, I guess, anything to serve the Lord. I was placed in the 5th grade. That’s the year (in our parish we cover ALL the sacraments that year).

WOW, I had was learning as I was teaching. Normally I was only one week a head of the class. But the Church gave me the materials and teaching outline. I learned more that year than anyother.


#7

Go for it!

I’m also a convert and being a teacher turned stay-at-home mom, I really wanted to opportunity to be in a class again. It took a year of courage for me to finally say I wanted to teach RE. I was nervous about not knowing enough for the 4th graders, but as soon as I got the materials everything was fantastic (again - Faith First!). My kids weren’t even old enough to be in the program but there I was!

I know where I live we could always use more teachers, assistants, etc.! We have a ratio of about 1:5 :slight_smile: ! Great for getting to know the students and being able to water/plant the seeds of faith!


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