After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
Luke 10:1-2. NRSV
Research indicates that people volunteer for a variety of reasons.
"I enjoy sharing faith with children and enriching my own spirituality. It was a way of giving back what I received from my parents and 16 years of Catholic education."
"Jesus challenged us to go forth and teach. Since I wasn’t comfortable doing it from a street corner, it was ideal for me to do it with a small group of children."
"I was looking for an opportunity to meet people from the parish. Volunteering connects me to others and benefits both me and the parish."
"I want to learn more about my Catholic faith. As a catechist, I can now learn what I teach."
With these reasons in mind the parish catechetical leader and the recruitment team can now proceed to personally invite parishoners to explore the role and responsibilities of being a catechist.
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