Debbie Pelch, Director of Religious Education in our parish, obtained her Master Catechist award from Archbishop Jose Gomez on Sept. 18th, 2011.
Debbie was among 19 other Master Catechists, including Eucharist Franciscan Missionary Sister Clara Bolanos, the only religious in the group. They were the top group of the 1,653 catechists commissioned by Archbishop Gomez this year.
Congratulations to Debbie on her great achievement. We are very fortunate to have you teach the Catholic faith and church doctrine to our young parishioners. As the Archbishop said during the commissioning ceremony,
“Catechism is not about us, it’s about Jesus Christ. It is an honor and solemn responsibility; it is a beauty to always be faithful, testing out the Lord’s teachings. It’s always about what Jesus Christ taught and continues to preach through the Holy Spirit, through the Pope, the bishops and the priests.”
Click here to learn more about the Catechist certification process or read about the Los Angeles Diocese Catechist guideline from the pdf document below.