Archdiocesan Catechists' Retreat 2019

Office for Catechesis

Course Registration Form


Dear Friends in Christ,

Peace be with you! In collaboration with the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, we are pleased to invite you to our annual Archdiocesan Catechists’ Retreat. Come away as a community to rest and spend time with Jesus and one another this May, as we take a break from our catechetical commitments.

Our theme for this year’s retreat will be: -

YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES 
(Acts 1: 8)

Date:  18 May (Sat) to 20 May* (Mon) 2019
          – Includes Sunday Mass; *Public holiday
Time:   9.30 am to 4.30 pm
            (Registration starts at 9.00 am)
Venue: Church of St. Ignatius – Annexe Hall, 2nd floor
   
          120 King’s Road, Singapore 268172

To be a sharer of God’s Word and to bring Jesus to others, especially to share the faith with those we catechise, one cannot be a mere teacher but also a faithful witness. Leading others to Jesus through Mary requires the person of the catechist to be a true witness to Jesus; and credible witnessing demands of us to have an authentic God experience in one’s life.

In this retreat, Br. Dominic Yeo Koh, FSG will guide us to look at how one can be a genuine Christian witness and thus able to effectively hand on the faith beyond mere teaching but teaching with authority, as Christ did.

Contribution for Participants: $60

Your submitted registration form is considered as confirmation of your attendance, along with payment of retreat fee. This is in view that booking of venues, sourcing of materials and arrangement of meals and refreshments will be made based on submitted registration forms. In the event of foreseeable no-shows, please inform the office at least 5 days in advance of the retreat, by 13 May 2019, to help prevent wastage of resources. Failure to do so will result in the registrant having to bear the full cost of the retreat.

Who should attend?

Coordinators, catechists, assistant catechists, facilitators, sponsors, helpers, administrators and any others supporting the catechetical team from the following catechetical ministries: -

  • Children’s catechesis
  • Youth catechesis
  • Special Needs catechesis
  • Home-based catechesis
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • RCIA
  • RCIA for Youth/RCIA for Children
  • Liturgy of the Word with Children

We highly encourage parish catechetical ministries to attend as a community so as to foster communion within the team through a shared spiritual experience.

About the Retreat Master

Br. Dominic Yeo Koh, FSG is the present District Superior of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel. He is based in Singapore, where he has worked with youth-in-need and school-going children and youth for over 30 years. His passion is in the faith development of people, helping them to get in touch with their God experience and thus to be a true believer in the Good news of Jesus Christ. He is trained in Pastoral Leadership (Dublin, 2005), and is a sought-after retreat animator among various Church ministries in Singapore and Malaysia.

Please register by 13 May 2019:

 

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND ACCESS TO CURRICULUM

FCC (FOUNDATIONAL CATECHESIS COURSE)

The FCCs are the recommended foundational requirements for all catechists, including CGS, home-based, special needs and RCIA. It consists of the following modules:-

  • Intro to Catechetical Pedagogy & Catechetical Methods
  • The Five Strategies of the Virtue Project ™
  • Learning to Listen and Facilitate

In addition to the FCCs, the BCCs are the recommended requirements as follows: -

BCC (BASIC CATECHESIS COURSE)

  • BCC – Introduction to Morality
  • BCC – Catholic Social Teaching*
         *Pre-requisite for this module is the BCC  Introduction to Morality module.
  • BCC – Human Sexuality*
         *Pre-requisite for this module is the BCC  Introduction to Morality module.
  • BCC – Scripture
  • BCC – Liturgy: The Mass
  • BCC – Evangelisation and Mission retreat (or other selected retreats*) and workshop.
         *Catechists who have attended the following retreats at least 3 years before completing their certificate are not required to attend the Evangelisation and Mission retreat as part of completion of the Basic Catechesis Course requirements:
  • Conversion Experience Retreat by the Catholic Spirituality Centre.
  • AWAKEN retreat by Catholic Spirituality Centre.
  • The First Spiritual Exercises Retreat by Kingsmead Centre.
  • Life in the Spirit (LISS) - please contact formation@catechesis.org.sg for a list of endorsed organisers.
  • Labourers in the Vineyard by the Office for the New Evangelisation
  • Watchmen Retreat by the Office for the New Evangelisation

Catechists are required to complete all the modules within 3 years in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.

Catechists who have attended previous courses but have yet to hand in their assignments are encouraged to attend the courses again as a REFRESHER.

ATTENDANCE: 
Participants who are more than 30 minutes late will be deemed absent.

COURSE NOTES: 
All course notes will only be available for download via an url link, on the day of the course/event.

ACCESS TO CHILDREN'S & YOUTH CATECHETICAL CURRICULUM

Pre-requisites for access to Children's Curriculum (Foundation Year 1 to Level 6):

  • 100% attendance of Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy & Catechetical Methods (Children’s track)

Pre-requisite for access to Youth Curriculum Levels 7 and 8:

  • 100% attendance for Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy & Catechetical Methods
    (Youth Track)
  • Completed written assignment given out during ICP&CM module.

Pre-requisite for access to Youth Curriculum Levels 9 and 10:

  • 100% attendance for Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy & Catechetical Methods (Youth Track)
  • Completed written assignment given out during ICP&CM module
  • Sufficient facilitators from parish sent for Learning to Listen and Facilitate module based on ratio of 12 youths to 1 facilitator
  • 100% attendance for Learning to Listen and Facilitate module by parish facilitators

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 Please feel free to contact us at formation@catechesis.org.sg should you need further clarifications or have any other queries. We look forward to seeing you.

Thank you and God Bless

Office For Catechesis
Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre (CAEC)
2 Highland Road, #02-02
Singapore 549102

Email: formation@catechesis.org.sg
Website: www.catechesis.org.sg
Main line: 6911 0400
18th May, 2019 9:00 AM   through   20th May, 2019 5:00 PM
Church of St Ignatius
120 King's Road
Singapore, 268172
Singapore

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