New Biblical and Catechetical Institute launched in Tasmania

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New Biblical and Catechetical Institute launched in Tasmania

The Pillars of the Catechism Basic Certificate is one of the first courses being offered by the new Verbum Domini and Catechetical Institute of the Archdiocese of Hobart, launched in Hobart this month.

Aimed at forming missionary disciples to contribute to the life of the Church in society, the Institute was established under the patronage of St Ambrose of Milan.

Run by Office of Evangelisation Director Dr Christine Wood, the new certificate will offer eight modules, each five or six hours in total, for two evenings a week.

Dr Wood said the certificate would suit a range of people including religious educators, catechists and trainee catechists, those desiring ongoing faith formation, as well as anyone interested in passing on their faith to others.

“Pope Francis often uses the term missionary disciples so we want to form people up to be missionary disciples,” she said.

Dr Wood said the course was specifically aimed at showing people how to teach their faith, with a strong focus on methodology as well as content.

“Even if you’re not sure you have what it takes to go out and teach the faith now, come along and do the certificate,” she said.

The Pillars of the Catechism Basic Certificate lays the foundations for more specialised courses which will be later offered through the Institute in areas including scripture, faith formation, evangelisation and discipleship, sacramental preparation and youth leadership.

The Institute will also offer a series of Faith and Ministry of the Word certificates aimed at taking people deeper into their life with Christ and into their Christian faith.

All courses are held in the south of the State at the Murphy Room, at the Archdiocesan Centre, New Town and in Launceston at The Pastoral Centre.

The first module of The Pillars of the Catechism Basic Certificate is now running in Hobart and will start in Launceston on March 19 and 24.

For course and enrolment information contact Christine Wood on (03) 6208 6236 or at christine.wood@aohtas.org.au