What We Do

The General Directory for Catechesis States:

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“Diocesan pastoral programmes must give absolute priority to the formation of lay catechists” (Article 234).

Through its vicariate co-ordinators, the Catechetical Office has organised Several levels of Faith Formation through workshops and courses for catechists throughout the Archdiocese.  Each course emphasises the four essential elements of Content, Formation, Commitment and Mission, as directed in the Pastoral Letter of the Antilles Bishops Episcopal Conference “On the Ministry of Catechesis”.

About Faith Formation Courses

Faith Formation Correspondence Course

As a supplementary initiative, the Catechetical Office offers a Basic Faith Formation Correspondence Course as an alternative ongoing faith formation programme for catechists/teachers. The lessons can be completed in one’s own time and in the comfort of one’s home. To date, some 1100+ persons have enrolled for the correspondence course, which addresses Catechesis, Theology and Methodology.  This program is available fully online. Check out our Online Courses page for more details.

How to Pray Course

In lieu with His Grace’s publication entitled “Teach us to Pray”, The ACO has designed a short online course called “How to Pray”. Through this course participants will journey through the guidance of Archbishop Jason Gordon to enhance the formation of their faith. Check out Online Courses for more details on how to get registered and participate. 

Bread of Life Discourse Course

Bread of Life Discourse is designed to deepen your understanding of the Eucharist as integral to your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and your commitment to being a teacher of the Catholic faith. It is meant to enhance your religious experience of receiving the body and blood of Christ so that you could better help others understand and desire the actual presence of Jesus in their lives when they receive Eucharist. Find out more on our Online Courses page

Online Faith Formation Courses

We have heard the cries of our budding catechists who desired to enhance their faith but lacked the ability to commit to a traditional classroom structure. As such, even before the onset of Covid19, we decided to carry our courses, starting with the Faith Formation Correspondence Course, online.
To find out how you can become one of our online participants, click the bottom to the right.


Meet Our Team

Sr Juliet Rajah – CHF

 Directress of Catechetics

Archdiocesan Catechetical Office, 31 Independence Square, Port of Spain.
Tel/Fax: (868) 623–5139

Bernadette Gopaul-Ramkhalawan

Vicariate Catechetical Coordinator
(Southern & Central)

bgopaulramkhalawan@yahoo.com

Andrew Fernandes

Vicariate Catechetical Coordinator
(Northern)

fernandes@hotmail.com

Marcelle Cromwell

Vicariate Catechetical Coordinator
(Suburban)

Marcelle.cromwell@gmail.com

Rose-Ann Walker

Vicariate Catechetical Coordinator (Eastern)

easternvicariate@gmail.com

Antonett Prince-Trotman

Administrative Assistant

Southern Office
catechetics.south@catholictt.org

Rachel Fletcher

Administrative Assistant
(Northern Office)