|Josh Wiechert prays the Apostles Creed with Deacon John|
You might ask what is the RCIA Program that Mr. Wiechert is part of? RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is a period of time spent by the Parish Community to teach, pray with and welcome adults who want to become Catholics. The formal welcoming of the new members occurs on Holy Saturday in a beautiful Liturgical Ceremony that unites the experience of the candidate with the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
What inspired Josh Wiechert to become Catholic? Mr. Wiechert, raised as a Methodist, has over the past 15 years joined his wife and two daughters for Sunday Mass and he desires to fully participate in rites and celebrations of the Catholic faith with them.
As the Resurrection family we are very excited and happy for Josh Wiechert. May this Lenten and Easter Season be a blessed and memorable time for him and his family!
|Deacon John and Josh Wiechert|
B.S. in Geology- Minor in Physics from Southeast Missouri State University
M.S. in Instructional Technology from Southwest Baptist University
Taught Middle School Science in St. Louis and in Champaign
Taught High School Biology and Physics at St. Scholastica and Luther North
Now teaching Conceptual Physics, Honors Conceptual Physics and AP Physics at Resurrection
Coaching Freshman Basketball at Resurrection
What does the Resurrection motto, "Charity and Truth" mean to Josh Wiechert? He says: "I see the motto as a willingness to help others and to give of yourself and your abilities. This goes beyond the lesson you teach in your subject area, but also sharing your faith. As a science teacher in a faith based community, I feel it's important to share your faith with the students. This helps them to understand how science and religion can go together."