Catechists are ordinary people sharing an extraordinary message with a new generation thirsting for God’s love.

It is our great privilege to be able to enter the State schools classrooms and share our Catholic faith with our State School students. For many ofthese students Special Religion Education ( SRE) is the only regular connection they have with our Church and is their primary means of religious instruction. Through their SRE classes these students not only receive religious formation but also a chance to experience the great joy that comes with being part of a faith community. Our catechists make a real difference in the lives of those they teach. Half an hour a week is all that is needed. WE URGENTLY need new Catechists to help us continue this. There are 3 basic courses, of a few hours, to be done, on line – safeguarding, using the curriculum and classroom management and obtaining a Working with Children number . Parish SRE coordinator, Mary Cain can help you with any or all of this and show you the manual with lessons set out and activity books and provide any resources needed.

For next year – 2021 we need Catechists for the following classes:

Stanmore public school

Mondays : Kindy 1,40 – 2.20pm; Year 1, 1.40 – 2.20 pm; Year 3, 2.20 – 3pm; Year 4, 2.20 – 3pm
Annandale North Public School
Tuesdays: Years 5 & 6, 9.40 – 10.10am

Contact: Mary Cain 0403 856 430 marycain5@hotmail.com

Catechists are people who keep the memory of God alive; they keep it alive in themselves and they are able to revive it in others” – Pope Francis