GERVAIS — Karla Morales, a catechist in Sacred Heart-St. Louis Parish, was recently honored in Catechist Magazine.  Out of hundreds of nominations, Morales was one of 24 catechists selected nationwide for the “First Annual Catechist Magazine Honors,” celebrating spirit, creativity and outreach.  

Morales is a young, energetic mother who loves her Hispanic culture and faith.  In addition to working full-time in area public schools, she devotes many hours to her parish — teaching, lectoring at Mass, serving on pastoral council, and helping with bilingual celebrations.  Most importantly, she sees the image of Christ in each person she serves, parish leaders say.