What is Catechesis?
Catechesis speaks of religious education of both children and adults. The Archdiocesan Catechetical Office is responsible for providing this service within Trinidad and Tobago. This service is extended to the public through a variety of means, from textbooks and workbooks used in Religious Education in all Catholic schools, to workshops and courses, reading material published in both the Catholic News and print, and now, online courses! Browse through our website, read the About Us, check out our Online Courses or simply scroll to read more about our impact on Catholic Schools and parishes.
Catechesis in Catholic Schools
The Catechetical Office published a series of resource material for use at Secondary School level. The series consists of the following Workbooks and the corresponding Teacher Guide:
- Form One: Promises of God
- Form Two: Walking with Jesus
- Form Three: Witnessing to Faith
- Forms Four, Five and Beyond: Young Disciples in Mission
Catechesis in Parishes
Faith Formation resources include Teachers Text and Students Workbook:
- Growing in the way of Jesus( 5-7 years) – This programme is designed to expose the children to an understanding and an appreciation of God’s love for them. They are led to experience God’s love and goodness in Creation, their own uniqueness, and the love of people, events and things around them.
- Growing in Wisdom- This programme seeks to assist in the preparation of young children preparing to receive First Holy Communion
- Growing in Discipleship – This programme assist catechists in preparing young adults for the Sacrament of Confirmation. This programme follows the basic thinking behind the R.C.I.A process. It begins with a short period of inquiry when the candidates ask what the programme is all about? Why Confirmation? Who is the Holy Spirit?What is the link between Baptism and Confirmation? The period of Catechesis follows and ends with a Mass of commitment when candidates express that they would like to enter the final preparation for the reception of the Sacrament which is a time of prayer, retreat, and reflection on the Holy Spirit.