Faith

Faith

Training for Parish Catechists

The word "Catechesis" is rooted in the Greek verb katekhein, to resound or echo. St. Luke in Acts uses the verb as "instructing in the way of the Lord."  Catechesis is based on Scripture, Tradition and Liturgy, as well as on the teaching authority and life of the Church. Its purpose is to develop a living, explicit and active faith through the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. A systematic formation to become a catechist includes the study of the history, nature, goals, principles and process of catechesis.

Catechetics is interdisciplinary since it draws from other fields, such as theology, biblical studies and social sciences. Its main concern is a process of growth in the faith. Therefore, the purpose of catechetics is to instruct the individual in the teaching of the Bible and the Tradition of the Church.

This part of the website gives full details regarding the various opportunities on offer to every member of the diocese.

 

External Training Courses

The diocese is working with external institutions to provide recognised training programmes for catechists and anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of the faith. For more information, please email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

Proclaim Westminster

Catechist Training Courses being run in the Diocese

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  • 3 March 2018
    Agency for Evangelisation- Proclaim Westminster - St. Albans
    Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
    Venue:St Albans at SS Alban & Stephen 14 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RB


    Evangelisation Workshops for Priests and People – ‘Leadership & Discipleship’ 


    • Sat 3rd March St Albans at SS Alban & Stephen 14 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RB
    • Sat 24th March at Most Sacred Heart, 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip HA4 8NN


    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register with Warren Brown by Email

    catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 17 March 2018
    Liturgy of the Word with Children- Bow
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady Refuge of Sinners & St Catherine of Sienna, 177 Bow Road, Bow, E3 2SG

    Title:Liturgy of the Word with Children- Bow
    Description:This 3 hour session course looks at the Bishops’ Conference Guidelines for Liturgy of The Word with Children and considers variety of ways to share Scripture with children, using new ideas and resources in keeping with the Directory for Masses with Children and the Guidelines of the Bishops’ Conference.

    Date:17th March 2018
    Time:10:00am-1:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady Refuge of Sinners & St Catherine of Sienna, 177 Bow Road, Bow, E3 2SG
    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register by Email

    catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 24 March 2018
    Agency for Evangelisation -Proclaim Westminster- Ruislip
    Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
    Venue:Most Sacred Heart, 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip HA4 8NN

     Evangelisation Workshops for Priests and People – ‘Leadership & Discipleship’ 

    • Sat 24th March at Most Sacred Heart, 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip HA4 8NN

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register with Warren Brown by Email

    catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • Preparing Parents for the Baptism of their Children-Holloway
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue:Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    Title:Preparing Parents for the Baptism of their Children-Holloway
    Description:This 3 hour session considers
    • How catechists prepare parents for the baptism of their infants
    • How we help parents to understand what they are asking for
    • The course includes the history of baptism from the early days of Christianity and a walk through the Rite of Baptism – explaining all the signs and symbols used.

    Date:24th March 2018
    Time:10:00am-1:00pm
    Venue:Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register by Email

    catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 12 May 2018
    Mass for New Catholics 2018
    Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    MASS FOR NEW CATHOLICS 2018
    Westminster Cathedral at 6.00pm Saturday 12th May 2018
    All received into the Church at Easter, their families & friends, their catechists & priests are welcome to attend.
    Westminster Cathedral
    All are Welcome to attend the Mass for New Catholics.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

Catechesis Summary
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"The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch, but also in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ"

(GDC 80).