Are you a Parish Catechetical leader or catechist? Are you part of a Baptismal team? Do you work with adults in RCIA? Are you a priest, deacon or consecrated person? Are you a parent, grandparent or godparent? Are you a member of a worshipping community?
By the Office for Faith Education team in collaboration with the Office for English Pastoral Services
“Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a Person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.” EG.7
Whatever your particular situation, you are a catechist in the building up of Christ’s body. You have a vital role to play in bringing about that liberating, enriching, transforming encounter with God’s love.
By virtue of our baptismal anointing, according to the New Directory for Catechesis, a catechist is a “witness of faith and keeper of the memory of God.” 113
The New Directory for Catechesis tells us that the whole Christian community is responsible for the ministry of catechesis, but each one according to his particular condition in the church: ordained ministers, consecrated persons, lay faithful. 111
At the onset of the pandemic, on March 23, 2020 Pope Francis approved the New Directory for Catechesis. This important document places catechesis at the heart of the Church’s mission of evangelization.
In the context of this mission of evangelization the Office for Faith Education, invites you to a Virtual Catechetical Conference, on Saturday November 13, 2021.
Beginning in French at 9:30-12:00 with M. Guy Guindon, and continuing in English at 1:30-4:00 with Dr. Anne Walsh.
Join us in conversation with M. Guy Guindon and Dr. Anne Walsh, as we rediscover our role as catechists in forming missionary disciples, who share with others the transforming love and mercy of God.
To participate in M. Guindon's video conference in French at 9:30 a.m., please fill out the registration form using this link by Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
To participate in Dr. Walsh's video conference in English at 1:30 p.m., please complete the registration form using this link by Wednesday, November 10, 2021.