The Bridging Programme

About the Programme
About the Programme
Managed by the Office for Catechesis (OFC), the Bridging Programme is a catechetical programme for children and youth. 

The aim of the programme is to help the candidates build up a relationship with the Holy Trinity, and to enable them to live the Christian life in a state of conversion. It uses the baptismal catechumenate as the inspiration for catechesis which ensures that catechesis encompasses elements of Paschal, initiatory, liturgical, community, kerygmatic and progressive characters (as directed by the General Directory for Catechesis #90-91 and new Directory for Catechesis #61-65).  

This programme includes preparation for the reception of the sacraments, namely Baptism, Penance & Reconciliation and the Eucharist.
Duration
Duration
The programme is modular and runs for 4 terms (corresponding to the same schedule of local school terms).

Children/youth enrolled are expected to complete 4 terms before they can return to their own parishes to join the relevant level the following year.

OFC will liaise with respective parish coordinators to ensure a smooth transition of the candidates back into existing parish catechesis for ongoing formation.
Eligibility
Eligibility

Children/youth (aged 9 to 13) who fall into one of the following categories: 

  • Baptised children/youth who have never had formal catechesis and wish to start. 
  • Baptised children/youth who have ‘dropped out’ of formal catechesis and wish to rejoin. 
  • Baptised children/youth from overseas with no or little formal catechesis. 
  • Unbaptised children/youth who wish to be baptised and will join parish catechesis thereafter.
Locations
Locations

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1259 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534795

Thursdays: 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm 

 

Blessed Sacrament Church

1 Commonwealth Drive, Singapore 149603

Fridays: 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

 

7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319264

Saturdays: 10.00 am -11.30am

 

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour 

31 Siglap Hill, Singapore 456085

Saturdays: 10.30 am – 12.00pm

Parents Involvement
Parents Involvement
Parents are expected to meet with their child’s catechists at the end of every term to review their child’s faith journey. In addition, there will be parent formation sessions conducted every term, to allow 
parents to come together as a community to pray for their children, as well as to experience for themselves, some aspects of the programme that the child would experience. This would enable parents to further dialogue with their child about their own faith experience.
Registration
Registration
REGISTRATION FOR 2022 IS OPEN:  CLOSING DATE IS 27 DECEMBER 2021


Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Bridging Programme for 2022 will be run partially online via the Zoom platform, with some sessions conducted at the respective Bridging Centres. Further details will be given to parents after confirmed registration to the programme. However, do note the possibility that sessions may be suspended or postponed on short notice following further advisory by the Ministry of Health, and/or the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore.


If you think your child is eligible for this programme, 

  • Please contact your Parish Catechetical Coordinator/Bridging Liaison to inform them of your interest. 
  • Fill up the online registration form here
  • After which, a follow-up interview will be arranged with you and your child by your Parish Catechetical Coordinator/Bridging Liaison.

You may also contact us for more information.
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