FCC - Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy & Catechetical Methods - Children Track ONLY [MORNING]

This weekday morning course, FOR THE CHILDREN'S TRACK ONLY, will introduce participants to the method of teaching as proposed by the Universal Church.

Foundational Catechesis Course - 

Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy & Catechetical Methods - Children Track ONLY [MORNING]

# OF SESSIONS: Eight (8)

DAYS:  Mondays and Thursdays
26, 30 March | 02, 06,  13, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30 April | 4 & 11 May 2020

TIME: 9.30am - 12.00pm (Registration from 9.00am) 

VENUECatholic Archdiocese Education Centre  2 Highland Road Singapore  549102

[This course will proceed as scheduled. However, do note the possibility that this course may be cancelled or postponed on short notice following further advisories by the Ministry of Health and/or the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore. Thank you for your understanding.]



This course, which consists of theoretical and practical application components, will introduce participants to the method of teaching as proposed by the Universal Church.  

This course is specifically for the CHILDREN'S TRACK ONLY.


The purpose of this course is to equip catechists with the

Theoretical knowledge of

  • The Aim and Purpose of Catechesis*  
  • The Pedagogy of God and the 12 Characteristics of Catechesis* 
  • The Catechetical Methodologies
  • The Ecclesial Method
  • The planes of development of children and youths of different age groups and how this affects the way faith are handed to them*
  • The Archdiocesan Catechetical curricula overview

Practical applications of catechesis by providing them with the opportunities to:

  • Learn how to use the Catechism of the Catholic Church*
  • Craft reflection questions*
  • Experience how presentations are to be offered in the prayer space through demonstration by trainers
  • Participate in group presentations using existing session plans and learn from their peers



* Participants who had previously completed Parish Team Training or Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy (before 2015) are exempted from the first 4 sessions of this module. Notwithstanding participants are encouraged to attend the course as a refresher as new content has been added.

Upon completion of both the theoretical and practical application components as well as meeting pre-requisites, participants attending the Children’s or Youth Tracks will be given direct access to the respective curriculum.



Children’s Curriculum - FY1 to L6 

  • 100% attendance (Children’s Track)



  • Wendy Loe - Associate Director, Office for Catechesis 

  • Geraldine Lim - Manager, Children Curriculum, Office for Catechesis


  • Catechetical Coordinators & Level Coordinators for Children 

  • All Catechists & Assistant Catechists

  • Catechetical Assistants & Facilitators


* Waived by Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore 



  • MONDAY, 23 MARCH 2020, 6.00pm​
    [REVISED] 06 April 2020, 6.00pm




  1. Attendance - Participants must achieve 100% attendance for the course registered to receive the certificate of completion for Foundational Catechesis Course (FCC). Please inform us if you are unable to attend any session. OfC will advise the schedule for the next course.

  2. Punctuality - Participants are encouraged to be punctual. Being more than THIRTY (30) minutes late for any session is deemed absent.

  3. Substitution - Request for substitution has to be made in writing, e.g., via email and subject to acceptance by OfC, subjected to eligibility requirements

  4. Deferment - Deferment is permitted on compassionate or medical grounds. Relevant proof or documents must be submitted to substantiate the grounds.

  5. Withdrawal - As this course tends to be fully subscribed and to allow others on the wait-list to attend the course, a no-show penalty of the full course fees of $160.00 may be imposed

  6. *Cancellation/Postponement of Courses* - OfC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In these circumstances, OfC will refund payments made, if any.


Protection of Personal Data

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The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium

Apostolic Exhortation by Francis and Francis I



General Directory for Catechesis (1st Edition)

by Congregation For The Clergy 

1st edition (January 15, 1998)


Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Craft of Catechesis

by Pierre de Cointet

Ignatius Press

First edition (March 1, 2008) 

 Catechism Of The Catholic Church Revised Edition 

by The Vatican 


Revised Edition (June 23, 2002)


13th April, 2020 11:00 AM   through   11th May, 2020 12:00 PM
Catholic Archdiocese Education Centre (CAEC)
2 Highland Road
Singapore, 549102
Phone: 69110400

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