Office For Catechesis (Archdiocese of Singapore)

About Us

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
    • 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, 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 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 Terence Kesavan

Assistant Catechetical Director: Rev Fr Edward Seah

Associate Director: Wendy Loe

Associate Director: Jane Lau (part-time)


Administration:

Finance & HR Manager: Bernard Lim

Programme & Events Manager: Anne Tay


Content Managers:

Manager, Children's Catechesis & Bridging Programme: Geraldine Lim

Manager, Youth Catechesis: Suryadi Azali

Manager, RCIA: Alfred Yap

Manager, Liturgy of the Word with Children: Bernard Lim