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

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Catechist Training Courses being run in the Diocese

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  • 27 November 2017
    A Look at the Sacrament Of Reconciliation- Kenton
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:All Saints, 531 Kenton Road, HA3 0UL

    Year of Mercy

    Title: A Look at the Sacrament Of Reconciliation- Kenton
    Date: 25th September 2017
    Time: 7.30-9:00pm
    Venue: All Saints, 531 Kenton Road, HA3 0UL
    Course Description
    This session is suitable for all catechists and aims to help the catechist
    • to understand the sacrament at their level and reflect on their own experience
    • It includes a brief history of the Sacrament of Reconciliation;
    • And aims to help them to share their understanding with those they catechise.

    Click here to book Online

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 5 December 2017
    Practical Skills-Planning- Harrow-on-the-Hill
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady & St Thomas of Canterbury, 22 Roxborough Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill, HA1 3BE

    Title: Practical Skills-Planning- Harrow-on-the-Hill
    Date: 5th December 2017
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm (1 session)
    Venue: Our Lady & St Thomas of Canterbury, 22 Roxborough Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill, HA1 3BE

    Course Description
    This session will provide concrete tools that can help catechists cope with the concerns that are a part of their ministry, considering:
    • The tasks of catechesis (ref. the GDC)
    • Skills and Practical advice for preparing the learning environment
    • Planning and preparation

    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

  • 17 February 2018
    Rite of Election and Affirmation 2018
    Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Rite of Election and Affirmation 2018
    Westminster Cathedral at 3:00 p.m. both days:

    Saturday 17th February 2018- The following Deaneries will attend:
    Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Lea Valley, North Kensington, St. Albans, Stevenage and Tower Hamlets

    Sunday 18th February 2018 - These Deaneries will attend:
    Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hackney, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Marylebone, Upper Thames, Watford and Westminster

    Westminster Cathedral

    Participants must pre-register at least a month in advance of the event. Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 18 February 2018
    Rite of Election and Affirmation 2018
    Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Rite of Election and Affirmation 2018
    Westminster Cathedral at 3:00 p.m. both days:
    Sunday 18th February 2018 - These Deaneries will attend:
    Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hackney, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Marylebone, Upper Thames, Watford and Westminster

    Westminster Cathedral

    Participants must pre-register at least a month in advance of the event. Thank you for your interest in this session.
    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).