FCC - Learning to Listen and Facilitate [INTENSIVE]

This 2-part intensive course over a weekend will allow participants to learn the key to facilitating small faith-sharing groups - which is how to listen authentically - as well as the practical skills needed to help the individuals and community grow in faith.

Foundational Catechesis Course - 

Learning to Listen and Facilitate [INTENSIVE]

# OF SESSIONS: Two (2)


  • Session (1):  Saturday, 24 October 2020 - 9.30am - 5.00pm (Registration from 9.00am) 

  • Session (2): Saturday,31 October 2020 - 10.00am - 4.00pm (Registration from 9.30am) 

VENUE: To be confirmed



One of the fundamental tasks of catechesis is the initiation and education in community life (GDC #86); for we recognise that the Christian community is the source, locus and means of catechesis (GDC #158 & #254). However, ‘Christian community life is not realized spontaneously’ (GDC #86) – it needs to be cultivated.  Bringing people to a deeper love of the Truth is done more effectively through small group interactions and by doing so, we are intentionally modelling how Christian communities could come together to share their ‘God-encounters with each other’ in a ‘dialogue of faith-and-life’ (Tenets of the New Evangelisation).
In respect of this, the catechist and/or facilitator plays an important role as an ‘active witness to the Gospel, capable of sharing with others the fruits of his/her mature faith as well as stimulating intelligently the common search for faith’ (GDC #159).
In this course, participants will learn the key to facilitating small faith-sharing groups - which is how to listen authentically - as well as the practical skills needed to help the individuals and community grow in faith.



This course aims to equip Catechist to

  • Listen with Awareness explores the language of listening and how my growing awareness is foundational toward listening from authenticity.

  • Listen from Authenticity examines the question, “how do I know and how do I listen from the wellsprings of authenticity that reside in me, in my inward being”

  • Listen to Act examines crux of the question is, “how am I listening to my neighbour today?” The one who has truly listened is the one who acts in mercy and compassion.

  • Facilitating for Growth explore and practice the skills needed to facilitate small group sessions as well as cover communication basics including managing conflict and enabling all participants to share.

For effective application of Youth Curriculum - Sufficient facilitators sent for FCC: Learning to Listen and Facilitate based on proposed ratio of 12 youths to 1 facilitator



Lance Ng - Spiritual Director, Kingsmead Centre for Ignatian Spirituality & Counselling

  • Lance is a spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition, He received his formal training at the Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation, University of Divinity (Melbourne) with a graduate Diploma in Theology and a MA in Spiritual Direction.

Jane Lau - Coordinator, Archdiocesan Catechetical Trainers Programme, OfC

  • Jane is certified in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is a catechist with over 14 years of experience. Trained in Law and Television, she has over two decades of experience as a Broadcast Journalist, Presenter and TV Producer, during which time she has conducted numerous interviews and facilitated panel discussions for TV and 'live' events. She is one of the founders of the Harvesters faith-sharing community and has conducted workshops on small-group facilitation for youth and adults, including a presentation on faith-sharing communities to Asian Bishops at the Bishops' Institute for Lay Apostolate on Youth.


  • Anyone facilitating small group discussions especially Youth Catechetical Facilitators & RCIA Facilitators. 
  • Catechetical Coordinators & Level Coordinators for Children and/or Youth
  • All Catechists & Assistant Catechists
  • Catechetical Assistants & Facilitators


$12.00 per partcipant for meals

Course Fees:  *Waived by Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore 

* Given the current COVID-19 situation that is evolving constantly, please make payment only when we get in touch with you closer to the date of this course. Thank you!

  • MONDAY,  19 OCT 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 $100.00 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

Payment Options

1. PayNow

  • Select ‘Unique Entity Number (UEN)
  • Enter UEN no. T08CC4023DCT1
  • Entity Name should reflect as ‘OFFICE FOR CATECHESIS’
  • Key in the amount payable under ‘Amount in SGD’
  • Enter UEN/Bill Reference No. as Name/LLF/PID Number*

2. Cheque

  • Make cheque payable to “Office for Catechesis”.
  • Include as a reference at the back of the cheque - Name/Contact/LLF/PID Number*
  • Mail cheque to Office for Catechesis - 2 Highland Road, #02-02, Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre, Singapore 549102

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24th October, 2020 9:30 AM   through   31st October, 2020 4:00 PM
Phone: 69110400

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