I hope your weekend was as magical as mine. The only thing that could have made it better was if I had someone who wanted to sit and watch football all day in the basement with me, but alas, you can’t always get what you want. So for now, I’ll have to be content with yelling at the TV by myself (Haha, stupid Cowboys).
Perhaps I will expound on why I love football so darn much in another post, but today I actually have something of an assignment and I thought you all might like to know some more about it.
The parish of St. Briget’s in Rosebud wishes to develop an intergenerational catechism program that centers around the events of the Church rather than textbook instruction. Wha? Think of Sunday school for people of all ages, but the lessons revolve around Church holidays, such as All Saints’ Day, Advent, Christmas, etc.
Guess who gets to develop the lesson plans for the first month! And has two thumbs. This guy!
Of course, there are challenges to this undertaking (Sweet! I love challenges. Almost as much as I love overcoming adversity. And other cheesy Disneyesque inspirations). Designing a presentation that engages people of all ages poses its own roadblocks. Also, while I do get to work from a program called Generations of Faith that has sample outlines and instructions, it also assumes that I have way more resources that I actually do. And did I mention I’m pretty much putting this together on my own? Bam. Another interesting problem is that while I’m expected to develop this program, I’m not expected to lead it after the first month. The Jesuits would like this to eventually become a parish lead event. So I have to get it started, but not take over.
But in spite of all this, I’m looking forward to assembling a baller lesson plan for the first week. The inaugural session will be about saints and All Saints’ Day, which is fortuitous because I just read a book called My Life with the Saints, which provided me some delightful insights on what the saints mean and provide for us Catholics. And I’ve been painting pictures of saints for my classroom. Woah. The saints be like, all up in my business lately. Lucky me.
Ok, I suppose I shall get cracking now that I have actual responsibilities. I’m almost as excited about this as I am to watch the Chargers manhandle the Chiefs tonight.
Oh yeah, and classes start tomorrow. I need your prayers. Probably the kids need your prayers, since they have to deal with me. Oh dear.