If you are a new catechist or have not taught Religious Education for a number of years then you probably have a mix of emotions: excited, nervous, energized, overwhelmed, etc.  Sr. Carol Cimino, SSJ wrote a great article in September of 2008 in Religion Teacher’s Journal called “Don’t smile before Christmas and 9 other tips for new catechists.  It has a lot of great insights that I hope everyone who reads its benefits from.  Enjoy!

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