Sister Spotlight Archives

Sr. Theresa Chato

Today the spotlight is on Sister Theresa Chato, a Navajo SBS, who serves in Chinle, Arizona. We recognize Sr. Theresa for her efforts to foster parish life during a time of social distancing and illness. She is an active minister to the community through volunteering at her local food bank and sharing her love for the Lord with children, parishioners, and community members alike.

Sr. Theresa Chato, right, with Madel Veridiano, teach religious education to about 20 elementary and high school students on Sundays via Zoom since the pandemic began.

Sr. Theresa is the director of religious education at Our Lady of Fatima Parish where she uses social media and video technology as tools to keep the parishioners connected.  She reaches out to provide resources such as virtual Mass, prayers, and reflections for those who cannot make it in person to worship.  Fostering personal relationships with those she encounters is the heart of Sr. Theresa’s mission.

From Global Sisters Report, by Peter Tran, 12/7/20. To read more, click here https://www.globalsistersreport.org/news/coronavirus/news/food-banks-firewood-and-outreach-sisters-minister-navajo-amid-pandemic