Office for Catechesis (Archdiocese of Singapore)

An Invitation to be a Children's or Youth Catechist...

Anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

Luke 18:17


Are you

    • Someone who loves communicating Scripture and the Liturgy of the Church to young people?
    • Patient and willing to accompany the young person on their spiritual journey?
    • Open to on-going training in faith formation?

To find out how you can be part of this exciting ministry of drawing our young people to Christ, please read on...


Parishes are always on the look out for good catechists and catechetical assistants. If you are discerning your call to become a catechist, you are invited to attend the New Catechists' Orientation and training courses by the Office for Catechesis. The Office for Catechesis recommends that all catechists should be at least 18 years old. Those below 18 years are invited to become Catechetical Trainees.


QUALIFICATIONS OF CATECHISTS AND CATECHETICAL ASSISTANTS:

    • 18 years and above, have received all initiation Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist
    • Be a practicing Catholic in communion withthe Catholic Church, lifestyle should bear witness to teachings of the Gospelof Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church
    • Ready to learn and transmit the teachings of the Catholic Church
    • Enjoy working with children and youth

QUALIFICATIONS OF CATECHETICAL TRAINEES:

    • 13 – 17 years old, have received Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist
    • Be a practicing Catholic in communion with the Catholic Church, lifestyle should bear witness to teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church
    • Ready to learn and transmit the teachings of the Catholic Church
    • Enjoy working with children (Catechetical Trainees can be attached only to the pre-primary & primary levels)


A Certification in Catechesis is available for catechists and catechetical coordinators:


    • Catechetical Coordinators should have the Archdiocesan Catechetical Coordinator's Course certification.
    • Catechists for the Pre-primary and Primary Levels should have a Level I Basic Catechist Course certification.
    • Secondary and youth catechists should have a Level I & II Basic Catechist Course certification.

If you are interested:

Please email enquiry@catechesis.org.sg for more information