The Office for Catechesis
The Office for Catechesis (OFC), in collaboration with relevant agencies, is currently engaged in the following work:
- developing a Catechetical Curriculum for parishes
- developing policy guidelines for those involved in catechesis
- training those involved in catechesis including Children’s and Youth Catechists, Catechists and Sponsors involved in RCIA, Catechetical Coordinators, Catechists and Parents involved in Special Needs Catechesis and 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
To promote a catechesis in the Archdiocese that is inspired by a true Christian pedagogy so that each person will experience communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ.
To provide catechetical formation, curriculum and guidelines; and collaborate with parishes and organisations in the work of handling on the Catholic faith in the Archdiocese of Singapore.
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, candidates 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 first fruits 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 15:20-2
|Catechetical Director||Rev Fr Terence Kesavan|
|Assistant Catechetical Director||Rev Fr Edward Seah|
|Executive Director||Charles Lim|
|Associate Director||Wendy Loe|
|Children's Catechesis||Geraldine Lim||Finance & HR Manager||Bernard Lim|
|Youth Catechesis||Suryadi Azali||Programme & Events Manager||Anne Tay|
|RCIA||Alfred Yap||Adminstrative Executive||Daria Joosa|
|Liturgy of the Word with Children||Bernard Lim|| Adminstrative Executive||Rosslynn Tan|