CGS, Level 2 Coordinator and Lead Catechist

Diana Toth

I am a Level 2 and Level 3 trained catechist in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) program, here at St. Mary School and Parish. This means that I have the joy of sharing all about the love of the Father, the Good Shepherd and the Holy Spirit with our 1st – 6th graders each day. During that time we, also, have the opportunity to share very important information about our faith: order of the Mass, the names and functions of items, and gestures we see around us at and during mass; and to prepare for the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion. I also coordinate all of the Level 2 atria and catechists for both the school and the
parish. It is my prayer that this coordination helps assure that ALL catechists and children have their needs met and find success in each atrium experience.

Organizations/Ministries: Women of St. Mary, Extraordinary Minister of
Holy Communion, Lector, Musician, and Choir member.

My favorite part of working here: My favorite part of working here is getting to meet and interact with our young families. I get the chance to bring God’s love to them and they are the future of the Church and our parish, here at St. Mary.

My favorite devotion and prayer: My favorite devotion is Eucharistic Adoration and my favorite prayer is “The Magnificat”.

My family: My husband is Donald, we have been married for 34 years. He works for
the U.S. Postal Service. We have two wonderful children, a handsome son,
Anthony, who is 32 years old and a chef. And a beautiful daughter, Brenna,
who is 28 years old and a certified public accountant.

Favorite thing to do outside of work/hobbies: I love to travel (both inside and outside of the U.S.) and visit new places. Quilting is one of my favorite hobbies.

Confirmation name: My Confirmation name is Francis. I chose St. Francis of Assisi as my patron saint, because he was a man who saw the beauty of God’s creation all around him, both in nature and in the animals. Not only did he see the beauty which the Father had given, he wanted to help rebuild his Church (and the Chapel of San Damiano), live a simple life (one of poverty) and bring others to know the great love that the Lord has for each of us.

Prayers offered up: I would like to have prayers offered up for my brother-in-law, Ronald. Earlier in July 2023 he was, unexpectedly, diagnosed with colon and liver cancer (stage 4). I ask for prayers that he looks to the Lord’s strength and accompaniment as he walks this difficult journey.