Just as the mustard seed grows into a leafy shrub in which birds can nest, so the smallest among us offer theological insights and reflection that expand our understanding of God's Word in new, fresh ways. Mustard Seed Preaching offers the essential themes of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as a guide to preaching to children and to the heart of the child in each of us.
This book is directed to priests like myself and other ministers of the Word catechists, Liturgy of the Word leaders, DREs, deacons, and lay preachers who want to learn about the history, values, and vision of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and discover how it can be a gift to their ministry. I recommend the book both to those serving currently in these ministries and also to those actively preparing for them, whether they currently employ the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in their setting or not.
From the introduction by Greg Heille, OP
Ann M. Garrido earned her Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology where she now serves as the Director of Field Education, Placement, and Parish Relations. She is also a catechist of the Good Shepherd at St. Francis Xavier College Church on the campus of St. Louis University and is a training catechist.