Catechist - from Jan 14, 2019 - 1 job for 13 months in NPH Guatemala.

Work is divided between four major areas: religious education in the school, preparation for sacraments (in the homes rather than at school), youth group, and evening reflections.

Religious Education

  • Teach religious ed. one time a week for 30 minutes to 2 - 3 grades for a total of approximately 7-10 class hours a week
  • Plan age appropriate class activities using a combination of diocesan and orphanage programs and own creativity
  • Maintain discipline in the classroom
  • Collaborate with the Priest, school principal and vice-principal
  • Participate in school activities

Sacrament Preparation

  • Work with children for basic preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation in the homes and in mixed groups

Youth Group

  • Organize and lead regular meetings for youth aged approximately 14 to 20
  • Initiate and support service projects including pre-service preparation and post-service reflections
  • Assist the Priest in theater performances for special occasion and monthly bi-monthly Gospel dramatizations
  • Integrate into the different homes to support youth group members and be accessible to all of the young people
  • Support and direct the youth in starting and continuing a monthly newsletter about the youth group

Evening Reflections

  • Lead prayers/ reflections in individual homes and with larger groups
  • Encourage regular prayer in homes by supporting and giving ideas to the caretakers

Your schedule will be more or less the following:
Monday- Friday:
7:30 AM- 1PM Work at school (the bulk of this time will not be spent teaching and there will be time available for planning and rest)
1PM- 4PM Lunch and rest/ free time
4PM- 8PM Prayers/ youth group meeting/ time in homes

Other possibilities

  • Work with youth groups of neighboring communities
  • Youth conventions, diocesan youth activities
  • Work with theater productions
  • “Pre-juvenil” group with younger children (10-14)
  • Ideas, projects and suggestions that you may have




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