Modules for Phase II

Task I – Promoting Knowledge of the Faith

  • “The Person and Mission of Jesus Christ”
    Based on the Gospels, this module explores the historical/cultural world of Jesus and demonstrates how that world was influenced by his person and teachings.
  • “At the Heart of Catechesis: Jesus Christ”
    The Catechist will be able to internalize the question, “Who do you say I am?” This will be facilitated by experiencing Jesus in Scripture, then and now.
  • “The Catechist: A Faithful Disciple”
    This module helps the catechist to acquire a renewed understanding of Christ’s presence in the Church, the sacraments and the liturgy.

Task 2 – Liturgical Education

  • “Fashioning a Eucharistic People”
    This module helps the catechist to acquire a renewed understanding of Christ’s presence in the Church, the sacraments and the liturgy.
  • “Using the Lectionary (Cycles A,B,C) in the Liturgical Year”
    In Addition to experiencing the rhythm of the liturgical cycle, the catechist will become familiar with major themes of the Scripture and will be able to explain, utilize and appreciate the lectionary process as a reference in faith formation.

Task 3 – Moral Formation

  • “Catholic Social Teachings”
    This module enables the catechist to acquire a more holistic understanding of christian service encompassing concrete action.
  • “Contemporary Moral Issues”
    In the process of connecting discipleship, interior transformation, and moral formation as one reality, the catechist realizes that evangelization includes both the proclaimed word and the lived word.

Task 4 – Teaching to Pray

  • “Prayer” and “An Experience of Prayer”
    Realizing that prayer is an attempt to enter consciously into God’s presence, catechists are exposed to the definitions and forms of prayer.
  • “The Lord’s Prayer”
    The Catechism of the Catholic Church quotes Tertullian that the Lord’s Prayer “is truly the summary of the whole Gospel” (2761). The catechist experiences, through this module, the richness of this prayer taught and given to us by the Lord Jesus, the master of prayer.

Task 5 – Education for Community Life

  • “Community of Disciples”
    This module will help the catechist to acquire a renewed vision of genuine Christian communities by studying the meaning, mission and models of the Church.
  • “Ecumenism: A Call to Repentance, Respect and Reconciliation Within the Christian Community”
    Helps the catechist to encourage open attitudes toward members of other Christian churches and ecclesial communities.

Task 6 – Missionary initiation

  • “A Common Call to Witness”
    This module defines the call of the baptized follower and explores the role of the laity in service to the Church through various ministries which are rooted in Christ the Servant.
  • “Response to the Call According to States of Life”
    In conjunction with the material covered in “A Common Call to Witness” this module exposes the catechist to the ways one may serve the Church within a specific “state in life.” This would include the ordained, married, religious and single states.