Catechetics

To Contact the Diocesan Catechetical Director

e-mail Charlene Peters: catechetics@dioceseofcharlottetown.com

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Resource Stacks for Advent & Christmas

About Catechetics

“Catechesis has the twofold objective of maturing the initial faith and of educating the true disciple of Christ by means of a deeper and more systematic knowledge of the person and the message of our Lord Jesus Christ. Catechesis remains rooted in the solid tradition that has characterised the history of Christianity since its origins. It endures as a unique formative activity of the Church that out of respect for the different age groups of believers strives to keep the Gospel of Jesus Christ relevant so that it may provide support for a coherent witness.” Directory for Catechesis, 2020, preface.

“At the centre of every process of catechesis is the living encounter with Christ. The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch with but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ.” Directory for Catechesis, 2020, paragraph 75.

“[Catechesis] has to express God’s saving love which precedes any moral and religious obligation on our part; it should not impose the truth but appeal to freedom; it should be marked by joy, encouragement, liveliness and a harmonious balance which will not reduce preaching to a few doctrines which are at times more philosophical than evangelical.” Directory for Catechesis, 2020, paragraph 59.

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Other Links

The Atlantic Catechetical Association:  https://www.acacatholic.ca/

Resource Stacks – a joint project by the Office of Catechetics, Office of Youth Ministry and Bureau d’Éducation Chrétienne at the Diocese of Charlottetown. http://dioceseofcharlottetown.com/resource-stacks-for-advent-christmas/

Bureau d’Éducation Chrétienne

The Diocese also operates the Bureau d’Édcation Chrétienne in the Évangéline area of P.E.I., which provides religious education services in French for the Acadian members of the diocese. The Director of the BEC is Michelle D’aoust, who can be reached by phone at 902-854-2143 or by email cec@dioceseofcharlottetown.com