Catechetics

To Contact the Diocesan Catechetical Director

e-mail Charlene Peters: catechetics@dioceseofcharlottetown.com

Latest News

The Diocese has begun implementing a new catechism program called “Be My Disciples.” By the fall of 2015 it’s expected that every parish will have finished switching over to the new program. The new program comes with many online tools and resources for students, parents, and teachers which have been added to this page.

About Catechetics

Evangelization is the cornerstone of all Catechetical efforts in the Diocese of Charlottetown. Through Catechesis, we live out the missionary mandate of Jesus to “Go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to all of creation” (Mk 16: 15). “The definitive aim of catechesis (the ministry of the catechist) is to put people not only in touch, but in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ; only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity” (CT 45). To enable the catechist to effectively transmit the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the name of the Church to those who seek Christ, it is essential that catechists be trained in the faith and participate in ongoing formation programs (General Directory for Cathechesis 233-236). The five criteria of formation include, evangelize in present historical context, spiritual growth and witness to faith, content of faith integrated with meaning, understanding of humankind, and teaching methods proper to the catechetical process (General Directory for Cathechesis 237).

“Be My Disciples”

Resources for Students

Resources for Parents

Resources for Teachers

Audio/Video Library

The Diocese of Charlottetown has an audio/video library to help catechists with their classes. We are working to get an updated list of its contents online.

Centre d’Éducation Chrétienne

The Diocese also operates the Centre D’Education Chretienne in Cape Egmont, P.E.I., which provides religious education services in French for the Acadian members of the diocese. The Centre’s director is Almeda Thibodeau who can be reached at (902) 854-2143.