Special Christian Class

by Sister Carol on October 1, 2007

Think back, I am sure if you are Catholic you can remember your First Reconciliation and First Holy Commuion. I teach these sacraments in our 87% noncatholic grade school. The students who are Catholic or who express a desire to be Catholic are in my “special Christian Class” as the students call it. I am amazed at how important and special this class is to the students. Chikyla said to me one day as she got off the bus, “I couldn`t wait for today because we have class today for Reconciliation.” Many non-catholic students come up and say, ” I wish I could be in your class.” Students who were in the class and received the sacraments joyfully and eagerly say, ” Oh, can we please come back to your class!” When they see us having class in the St. Francis Room they will say, “Oh, I remember that!” There are some noncatholic students who have begged and pestered their parents to allow them to become a Catholic but the parents will not give permission. The desire is so strong in some of our students. I know down the road when they are older they will be able to make the decision on their own. Evangelization happens all the time at our school and many times we don`t know it especially later on down the road of life. (St. Francis of Assisi School, Greenwood, MS)

2 thoughts on “Special Christian Class”

  1. Thanks for allowing us to experience your life through your posting. It was so refreshing to read about the little ones’ enthusiasm for the Catholic faith. One couldn’t help but reflect on Jesus words: “We must become like little children…”

  2. Sister Carol says:

    It is through the little ones that the faith will be carried on. They at times bring their parents to church. Sunday we had a bilingual Mass-Spanish and English-for the feastday celebration of St.Francis of Assisi. It was amazing to see 20 little children for Little Church at the time of the readings. They came back at the Offertory time with smiles on their faces and the faith sheet they worked on. Yes, the Church is truly growing.

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