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Catechist Spotlight

Barbara Tyranski started volunteering in religious education in 2004.  After working in the corporate world, she found her calling as a math teacher at St. Veronica school in 2010.  Her children Declan, Jared, and Jocelyn, all graduates of the OLOH RE program, were instrumental in her decision to volunteer.  Storytelling is a teaching technique Barbara uses to help her students  live the Bible stories rather than just learn them.  Barbara’s parents are instrumental in forming her faith as well as serving as role models of Christian charity.  Barbara is also inspired by Fr. Mike Schmitz’s weekly homilies and Bible-in-a-Year podcast.  Her advice to new volunteers:  “You can start by becoming an aide to see the class structure and teaching methods, prior to becoming a Catechist.  It is so rewarding to renew and deepen your faith through teaching God’s precious children.”


Posted on July 24, 2021