Essential Training for Catechists - Formation for Mission 

At the request of parishes, the Formation for Mission Team offers 5 sessions of essential training for all parish catechists: ‘We are all witnesses’.


This training is for seasoned or new catechists working with children, young people or adults, for everyone involved in Children’s liturgy of the Word, and for anyone interested in passing on the faith.


The 5 sessions are run over 5 weekly evenings in the parish.


The sessions cover:

  • 1. What is catechesis? An introduction to the ministry of catechesis
  • 2. Proclaiming the Good News : Jesus Christ at the heart of catechesis
  • 3. The Faith of the Church : Discovering the sources of our faith
  • 4. The Word of God : Opening the treasure of Scriptures
  • 5. Methods and Resources : a joyful work of charity

A diocesan certificate is awarded upon completion of the 5 sessions. 


To find out details about the next training or to arrange for training to take place in your parish (with your parish priest’s approval), contact Sr Hyacinthe:



  • - Holy Family Church, Redbridge Hill, Southampton, SO16 4PL – 19th February to 19th March – 6.00 to 7.30 pm
  • - St John Vianney Church (Hall behind the Church), Charlton Rd Wantage OX12 8ER – 23rd February to 23rd March – 7.30 to 9.00 pm
  • - Sacred Heart Church, 1 Albert Road, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, BH1 1BZ – 4th May to 1st June – 7.30 to 9.00 pm




Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau OP, Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, St Dominic’s Priory, Shirley Holms Road, Lymington, SO41 8NH. Tel. 01590 681 874. email: ffm @

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