The Office for Catechesis conducts courses throughout the year, primarily for catechists; however, those not presently in the catechetical ministries are also welcome to attend.
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The Foundational Catechesis Course comprises 3 modules:
This 8-session course will introduce participants to the method of teaching as proposed by the Universal Church.
During the first 4 sessions of the course, catechists will learn about:
Practical Application Component
During the final 4 sessions of the course, catechists can opt for the Primary, Youth, LOWC and RCIA tracks, where they will be introduced to:
Upon successful completion (100% attendance) of the course, participants who attended the Primary or Youth Tracks will be given direct access to the respective Archdiocesan Catechetical curriculum.
* Participants who had previously completed Parish Team Training or Intro to Catechetical Pedagogy are exempted from Sessions 1, 2 and 3 of this course. Upon completion of Sessions 4,5, 6, 7 and 8 of the course, participants attending Primary or Youth Tracks will be given direct access to the respective curriculum. ** Pre-requisite for youth catechists to get access to L9 & L10 curriculum is completing the Learning to Listen and Facilitate course.
*The ICP & CM is one of the essential modules for catechists to gain access to the Children's and Youth curriculum
In this module, participants will be introduced to the key to facilitating small faith-sharing groups - which is how to listen authentically - as well as the practical skills needed to help the individuals and community grow in faith.
*This is one of the essential modules for catechists to gain access to the Level 9 and 10 Youth curriculum.
The Virtues Project™ is a global initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. This workshop aims to empower catechists and parents to encourage those in their care to live more authentic and meaningful lives by creating safe, caring and learning communities. The Virtues Project™ was honoured by United Nations during the International Year of the Family as a “model global program for families of all cultures”. It is being used to transform families, schools, businesses, organizations in over 100 countries.
Prerequisites for attending OFC Courses: