Catechetical Forum — report

The Centre Jean XXlll was the venue for our first catechetical forum — where many of those in our community involved in teaching the faith were able to come together for a day of learning, sharing and prayer. There were speakers from Scotland, Malta, Germany, Luxembourg and England, covering aspects of passing on the faith to children, young people, adults — and the catechesis involved in preparing for the sacraments and in the celebration of the Mass. The day closed with the celebration of the Eucharist.

The forum was organised with several ends in mind: to communicate to each other what is already happening in our community; to learn what is happening elsewhere; to move towards formulating a strategy which can help us meet the faith-formation needs of all our community — and to celebrate and encourage those involved in our catechesis:

  • Preparing for Baptism
  • Children’s Liturgy
  • First Holy Communion preparation
  • Confirmation preparation
  • Adult catechesis
  • Catechesis through the liturgy
  • Parents passing on the faith to their children
  • The role of each of us in passing on the faith

The details of the forum can be found here

Many thanks to contributors and participants — a significant day for our English-speaking Catholic community.

Fr Ed