Catechesis Forum 2019

Centre Jean XXIII, Luxembourg – Saturday 30 March 2019

Catechesis: Education in the Faith


The Church in Luxembourg, as in many other countries, is facing the challenge of how to provide catechesis (faith-based religious formation, including for the Sacraments) in a changing social and educational environment. This forum will share experiences and exchange insights from the English-speaking Church in different parts of Europe. The forum will provide inspiration not only to the English-speaking Catholic Community but also to the wider Church in Luxembourg.

The Catechesis Forum is organised by the International English-speaking Community of the Parish of Luxembourg Notre-Dame and is open to everyone interested and/or involved in providing catechesis in Luxembourg.


09:30     Introduction and welcome addresses

Early years

10:00     Dr Roisín Coll, Director of the St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education, University of Glasgow

10:45     Breakout groups

11:15     Break


11:45     Roderick Spiteri, Malta, and John Camilleri, London – Society of Christian Doctrine M.U.S.E.U.M.

12:30     Breakout groups

13:00     Lunch


14:30     Canon John Lumley, former Episcopal Vicar for Adult Catechesis, Diocese of Middlesbrough

15:15     Breakout groups

15:45     Break


16:15     Final plenary discussion

17:00     Mass in the Chapel

Download the detailed programme here: 190330 Catechesis Forum vpub


Registration has now closed but we might still be able to fit you in. Please contact John Coughlan (

Participation in the Catechesis Forum is free-of-charge but you must register in advance.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact


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