Here I am, send me - The theme for the Catechetical Awareness Weekend hopes to inspire a new generation of catechists to journey with their candidates and help them to “mature in the Christian life and journey toward God” (Directory for Catechesis, 113c)
Join our Catechetical Director, Fr Terence Kesavan as he describes what is catechesis.
The name of catechesis was given to the whole of the efforts within the Church to make disciples, to help people to believe that Jesus is the Son of God… and to educate and instruct them in this life and thus build up the Body of Christ.
(Catechesi Tradendae (1979) #1)
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.
Perhaps you have felt a stirring in your heart for some time now. Be inspired as these newly-baptised share their faith stories, their struggles during this one-year journey and what convinced them to accept Christ as their Lord Discover who Jesus is through RCIA.