[LATEST] 24 April 2020 - Concerning Changes to Mid-Year Holidays
With reference to the Ministry of Education’s press release dated 21 April 2020 concerning the bringing forth of the Mid-Year Holidays to 5 May to 1 June 2020, we recommend that catechesis for children and youths continue in May as outlined in our schedules [For full details, CLICK HERE]
17 APR 2020 - SUSPENSION OF FACE-TO-FACE CATECHESIS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
In view of the recent circuit breaker measures in place, please note the suspension of face-to-face catechesis remains in effect until further notice.
We would also like to address the recent concerns over security issues with the use of online platforms such as Zoombombing, and enhanced security features on Zoom. [For full details, CLICK HERE]
03 MAR 2020 - RESUMING CATECHETICAL SESSIONS ONLINE
FROM 7/8 MARCH ONWARDS
On consultation with the Bishop, it was decided that e-Catechetical Sessions would be conducted online from 7/8th March onwards. [For full details, CLICK HERE]
[17 APRIL 2020]
Using Online Platform for Catechesis
OFC conducted 2 short demonstrations on 21 February 2020 on how to conduct a Catechetical session using online video conferencing platforms. Find the following materials HERE
[LATEST - 17 APR 2020]
CLICK HERE for Catechesis Continuity Plan (V3.0), which covers the following- Hardware and software requirements for online learning
[29 Jan 2020] In addition to the Health Advisory issued by the Ministry of Health (Singapore), Chancery Notice CHN/CN/2020/004 as well as the Leave of Absence (LOA) measures put in place by the Ministry of Education (Singapore), please click HERE for further guidelines suggested by OFC to help prevent or minimise the spread of the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to catechetical members and candidates in the prayer spaces.
To guard against nCoV, we urge all involved in catechetical ministries as well as parents and candidates to remain vigilant and step up precautionary measures at home and in the prayer spaces by reinforcing personal and environmental hygiene. In the meantime, OFC will continue to monitor the relevant developments and promptly revise guidelines to take account of the latest developments, when necessary.
Courses in March will proceed as scheduled. However, do note the possibility that sessions may be suspended or postponed on a short notice following further advisory by the Ministry of Health and/or the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore. Participants are advised to check their emails for further notification concerning the status of the course they registered for.
ONLINE RETREAT FOR CATECHISTSMonday, 25 May to Saturday, 30 May 2020
Foundational Catechesis Course
Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy & Catechetical Methods [MORNING]Thurs & Mons | 8 Sessions