Office for Catechesis (Archdiocese of Singapore)

About Us

The tasks of the Office for Catechesis are:

  • to analyze the state of the diocese with regards to faith formation
  • to develop a plan of action which sets out clear objectives, proposes definite suggestions and show concrete results
  • to promote the formation of catechists

With this in mind, the Office for Catechesis, in collaboration with relevant agencies, is currently engaged in the following work:
  • developing a Catechetical Curriculum for children and youth in parishes
  • developing policy guidelines for those involved in catechesis 
  • training those involved in catechesis including:
    • Children's and Youth Catechists
    • Catechetical Coordinators 
    • Catechists and Sponsors involved in RCIA
    • Catechists and Parents involved in Special Needs Catechesis
    • those involved in Liturgy of the Word with Children
  • providing spiritual formation and support to all involved in catechesis
  • ongoing research of catechetical theory and pedagogy and developing new training programmes in line with this

About our logo

The Office for Catechesis logo reflects the mission and vision of OFC. Centred on our Saviour and Teacher Jesus Christ, OFC aims to transmit the key pillars of the Catholic faith - Scripture & Tradition, Sacraments, Life in Christ and Prayer. Through its work with catechists, catechumens and those involved in catechesis, OFC envisions Christ's Light spreading throughout the world, until Christ comes again at the Parousia, when God will be all in all.


"Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man... Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power... The last enemy to be destroyed is death...When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all." 

1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Personnel

Catechetical Director: Rev Fr Erbin Fernandez

Associate Director: Wendy Loe 

Associate Director: Jane Lau (part-time)


Administration:

Finance Manager: Bernard Lim

Administrator: Sylvia Stewart


Managers:

Asst Manager, Youth Catechesis: Victor Ooi 

Manager, RCIA: Clement Leong (part-time)

Manager, Liturgy of the Word with Children: Bernard Lim

Manager, Special Needs Catechesis: Cecilia Lim (part-time)

Manager, Bridging Programme: Geraldine Lim (part-time)