Office for Catechesis

FCC01 Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy & Catechetical Methods

There are 3 variants to this course 
# Sessions
 Children & Youth
6x Evenings  + *1x Full Day
Mondays / 
Wednesdays +
*1x Saturday
18,20,25,27 Jan,
01,03 Feb &
*20 Nov 2021

 7.30pm - 10.00pm
(Registration from 7.00pm)
* Full Day - More details closer to the date
Online + *Face-to-Face
Registration closes soon - Friday,15 Jan 21, 12pm
Mandarin - 06
27 Feb, 
06, 13, 20 Mar 
08 & 15 May 2021
   9.00am - 12.00pm
(Registration from 8.30am)
Registration via ACAMS
 Children, Youth, RCIA
Evenings - 08
13,,20, 27 Oct | 
03,10,17,24 Nov &  01 Dec 2021
   7.30pm - 10.00pm
(Registration from 7.00pm)
* This is a blended series covers only the first 6 theory and online practical application sessions. The face-to-face practical application sessions will be conducted 20 Nov 2021. For more details, please click here

*Please be read the course confirmation email carefully. It contains further important instructions regarding access to the online sessions. Thank you.

Course Description

This course, which consists of theoretical and practical application components, will introduce participants to the method of teaching as proposed by the Universal Church. 

Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to equip catechists with the

Theoretical knowledge of

  • The Aim and Purpose of Catechesis* 
  • The Pedagogy of God and the 12 Characteristics of Catechesis**
  • The Catechetical Methodologies
  • The Ecclesial Method

In addition, for

Children’s and Youth Track RCIA Track
  1. The planes of development of children and youths of different age groups and how this affects the way faith is handed to them
  2. The Archdiocesan Catechetical curricula overview
  1.  Overview of BOW
  2. Understanding the scrutinies as rites for self-searching and repentance

Practical applications of catechesis by providing them with the opportunities to:

  • Learn how to use the Catechism of the Catholic Church*
  • Craft reflection questions*
  • Experience how presentations are to be offered in the prayer space through demonstration by trainers
  • Participate in group presentations using existing session plans and learn from their peers

In addition, for RCIA Track

  • Learn how to prepare for and lead a BOW session
  • Learn how to plan and lead a session to better meet the spiritual purpose of the scrutinies


* Participants who had previously completed Parish Team Training or Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy (before 2015) are exempted from the first 4 sessions of this module. Notwithstanding participants are encouraged to attend the course as a refresher as new content has been added.

**Upon completion of both the theoretical and practical application components as well as meeting pre-requisites, participants attending the Children’s or Youth Tracks will be given direct access to the respective curriculum.

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  • Wendy Loe - Associate Director, Office for Catechesis 

  • Geraldine Lim - Manager, Children Curriculum, Office for Catechesis

  • Suryadi Azali - Manager, Youth Curriculum, Office for Catechesis

  • Alfred Yap - Manager RCIA, Office for Catechesis

Who should attend

  • Catechetical Coordinators & Level Coordinators for Children and/or Youth

  • All Catechists & Assistant Catechists

  • Catechetical Assistants & Facilitators

  • RCIA Coordinators, Facilitators & Sponsors.

Suggested Course Material

CLICK HERE for a list of Catholic bookshops in parishes and across Singapore. 

The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium

Directory for Catechesis
​Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

Catechism of the Catholic Church

by Continuum International

2nd Edition, 2020

Purchase this book online

Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Craft of Catechesis

by Pierre de Cointet, Barbara A Morgan, Petroc Willey

    Ignatius Press, First edition (March 1, 2008)
Contribution Fee

Waived by Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore

Notwithstanding the waiver of contribution fee, participants are required to register for all courses and events to assist us in the booking of appropriate rooms, the printing of materials and arrangement of tea and snacks, etc. In the event of foreseeable no-shows, we encourage participants to inform the office in advance to help prevent wastage of resources

Please Note
  1. Attendance - Participants must achieve 80% attendance for the modules registered. Please inform us if you are unable to attend the session.
  2. Course Notes - All course notes will be available via soft copy.
  3. Punctuality - Participants are encouraged to be punctual. Being more than THIRTY (30) minutes late for any session is deemed absent.
  4. Substitution - Request for substitution has to be made in writing, e.g., via email and subject to acceptance by OFC, subjected to eligibility requirements
  5. Withdrawal - As this course tends to be fully subscribed and to allow others on the wait-list to attend the course, a no-show penalty of the course fees may be imposed.
  6. Cancellation/Postponement of Courses -OFC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In these circumstances, OFC will refund payments made, if any