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

Enact Virtues Education in Your Prayer Space

# OF SESSIONS: Three (3)
Days / Dates
Monday, 28 Jun 2021, Wednesday, 30 Jun 2021 & Monday, 05 July 2021
Time: 7.30pm - 10.00pm (Registration from 7.15pm)
Mode: Online
The Virtues Project™ is a global initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. This workshop aims to empower catechists and parents to encourage those in their care to live more authentic and meaningful lives by creating safe, caring and learning communities.

The Virtues Project™ was honoured by United Nations during the International Year of the Family as a “model global program for families of all cultures”. It is being used to transform families, schools, businesses, organizations in over 100 countries.
  • Inspire and encourage others to reveal their virtues, including openness, self-mastery, awe and co-operation
  • Replace shaming and negative language with positive inspiring speech
  • Set clear boundaries that are simple, clear and measurable to create a climate of respect and peace
  • Find ways to facilitate reflection and create beauty and awe
  • Support and mentor children/youths when they face moral dilemmas or need to resolve conflict
Ms Simone Lai

Simone teaches Religious and Moral Education and is the Faith Formation Coordinator at SJI Elementary School (SJIIES), a school that uses the Virtues Project as an intrinsic part of its approach to supporting the students’ development in the virtues so that they can learn to become people for others. As a trained Virtues Project Facilitator, Simone collaborates with management and staff of SJIIES to deepen the culture of practicing virtues and she uses all the strategies of the Virtues Project in her teaching role and pastoral work at the school.

She coordinates the catechism program for Kindergarten children and Elementary Students at SJIIES and teaches catechism. Prior to joining SJIIES, Simone served as a catechist to children in a parish setting and in PAFED’s educational projects of the Catechism of the Good Shepherd for children of age 3 to 12 for over a decade. Simone was a co-founder of PAFED (a not-for profit organization), whose educational institutions; Cherrybrook Kindergarten and Cherrybrook Preschool have been using the strategies of the Virtues Project for years as an integral part of their approach to realizing their mission of educating children of character.
With a Masters in Marriage and Family Studies, Simone has conducted talks and facilitated parenting and marriage workshops for Family Enrichment Society, including programs by IFFD. (International Federation for Family Development). She has also been a presenter to students and parents of different modules of the H.E.A.R.T program in SJII and SJIIES. Simone has conducted Virtues Project workshops for catechists at ONE and for parents at a government organization. She is passionate about sharing the strategies of the Virtues Project with others as she continues to see how effective they are in building relationships and nurturing the growth of virtues in everyone, including her teenage and young adult sons.
Simone is a certified associate coach of Corporate Coach Academy and is currently working towards certification with ICF.
  • Catechetical Coordinators
  • Level Coordinators for Children and/or Youth
  • Catechists
  • Assistant catechists, facilitators, volunteers working with children and/or youth

*Waived by Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore

Registration Closes

Monday 27th June , 12.00pm

The Five Strategies of the Virtues Project™ 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
  • Learning to Listen and Facilitate.
 For more Information on Course Requirements and Access to Curriculum, please click here.

Yours in Christ,

Office for Catechesis


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