On Jan. 19, K-12 Regina teachers were able to meet some of their required catechist classes through an in-service offered at school.
Teachers were able to learn about faith by reading the articles “Forms of Prayer” by Angela Ann Zukowski and “Witness of Prayer” by David Amico.
Teachers were then able to share in small groups and in large groups about their faith.
Participants shared thoughts on how to invoke the spirit of prayer in students. Teachers also shared who have been great Christian witnesses in their lives. The group was able to talk about “deep praying” and challenges that may impact one’s prayer life.
Teachers had their own prayer journals for reflecting on their God-given gifts and on sharing those gifts. The inservice offered an opportunity to work with other teachers whom they don’t see on a regular basis.
The morning ended with teachers reflecting on the opportunity to “recharge” their faith life during the Lenten season. They also created an “I have a dream” paper ornament for the prayer tree. The spiritual power among the more than 60 teachers showed that Catholic schools are a place of deep commitment and worship to God. Prayer came alive in each person who shared that day, as we are all living prayers.