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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
Peace be with you.
The following module of the Foundational Catechesis Course is now open for registration –

FCC02 Learning to Listen and Facilitate

5 Sessions
Session 1 - 3
Dates: SAT 28 Aug & SUN 29 Aug | SAT 4 Sep 2021  
Time: 2.00pm - 5.15pm (Registration from 1.45pm)
Sessions 4 - 5
Dates: MON 6 Sep & WED 8 Sep 2021
Time: 7.30 - 10pm (Registration from 7.15pm) 
Mode: ONLINE
COURSE DESCRIPTION
One of the fundamental tasks of catechesis is the initiation and education in community life (GDC #86); for we recognise that the Christian community is the source, locus and means of catechesis (GDC #158 & #254). However, ‘Christian community life is not realized spontaneously’ (GDC #86) – it needs to be cultivated.  Bringing people to a deeper love of the Truth is done more effectively through small group interactions and by doing so, we are intentionally modelling how Christian communities could come together to share their ‘God-encounters with each other’ in a ‘dialogue of faith-and-life’ (Tenets of the New Evangelisation).
 
In respect of this, the catechist and/or facilitator plays an important role as an ‘active witness to the Gospel, capable of sharing with others the fruits of his/her mature faith as well as stimulating intelligently the common search for faith’ (GDC #159).
 
In this course, participants will learn the key to facilitating small faith-sharing groups - which is how to listen authentically - as well as the practical skills needed to help the individuals and community grow in faith.
COURSE PURPOSE
 This course aims to equip Catechist to
  • Listen with Awareness explores the language of listening and how my growing awareness is foundational toward listening from authenticity.
  • Listen from Authenticity examines the question, “how do I know and how do I listen from the wellsprings of authenticity that reside in me, in my inward being
  • Listen to Act examines crux of the question is, “how am I listening to my neighbour today?” The one who has truly listened is the one who acts in mercy and compassion.
  • Facilitating for Growth explore and practice the skills needed to facilitate small group sessions as well as cover communication basics including managing conflict and enabling all participants to share.
TRAINER/S
Lance Ng, Spiritual Director

 
Lance is a spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition, He received his formal training at the Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation, University of Divinity (Melbourne) with a graduate Diploma in Theology and a MA in Spiritual Direction.
Jane Lau
 
Jane  is certified in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is a catechist with over 14 years of experience. Trained in Law and Television, she has over two decades of experience as a Broadcast Journalist, Presenter and TV Producer, during which time she has conducted numerous interviews and facilitated panel discussions for TV and 'live' events. She is one of the founders of the Harvesters faith-sharing community and has conducted workshops on small-group facilitation for youth and adults, including a presentation on faith-sharing communities to Asian Bishops at the Bishops' Institute for Lay Apostolate on Youth.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is for
  • Anyone facilitating small group discussions especially Youth Catechetical Facilitators & RCIA Facilitators. 
  • Catechetical Coordinators & Level Coordinators for Children and/or Youth
  • All Catechists & Assistant Catechists
  • Catechetical Assistants & Facilitators
CONTRIBUTION FEE

Waived by Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore

Notwithstanding the waiver of contribution fee, participants are required to register for all courses and events to assist us in the booking of appropriate rooms, the printing of materials and arrangement of tea and snacks, etc. In the event of foreseeable no-shows, we encourage participants to inform the office in advance to help prevent wastage of resources

Registration Closes

Wednesday  25 August ,  11.59pm

Upcoming Courses
Learning to Listen and Facilitate is one of three modules for the Foundational Catechesis Course (FCC), the recommended foundational requirements for all catechists, including Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), home-based and special needs catechists.
 
The other two modules are
  • Introduction to Catechetical Pedagogy & Catechetical Methods and
  • The Five Strategies of the Virtues Project™ 
 For more Information on Course Requirements and Access to Curriculum, please click here.
 

Yours in Christ,

Office for Catechesis

 

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