2017 Commissioning Mass for Catechists

20 October 2017

The Mass, held on 11 October, was celebrated by Bishop Sproxton and concelebrated with 18 priests and two Deacons.

The annual event was attended by more than 200 people and celebrated the commissioning and blessing of 50 Catechists from three groups, including the Catechist Service, Personal Advocacy Service (PAS) and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

CEWA Team Leader Catechist Service, Dr Pina Ford, who was involved in the organising and training for the Catechists, said that the annual event is an occasion for these three groups to celebrate the achievements of those who had attained important milestones in their formation and their journey as Catechists.

“The Mass in thanksgiving for the work of Catechists who support the parish religious education for children who do not attend Catholic schools and Catechists who support adults with intellectual disabilities, has been a yearly event for over 30 years,” Dr Ford explained.

Dr Ford also noted that the Catechists share a common commitment to the catechetical ministry, and seek to bring the light of Christ that they have known, into the lives of others and into the world.

“It is a pleasure to be united in this way, and to give thanks to God and celebrate with everyone, beyond the boundaries of our own parishes,” Dr Ford said.

Words by Natashya Fernandez – The Record.  See the full article here

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