After a year of study by a Diocesan committee, a new youth catechetical (faith development) program is being adopted by the Diocese of Charlottetown.
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A workshop was held in Tignish at St. Simon and St. Jude Church recently to review the new youth catechetical (faith development) program being adopted by the Diocese of Charlottetown to be used across the Island. Among those in attendance were (from left) Tracey Arsenault, Brian Arsenault, Donna Glaser, the workshop facilitator, and Brodie Arsenault.
“There is nothing more fundamental to our mission than passing on the faith to our young people,” stated Bishop Richard Grecco. “This is a primary responsibility of a faith community.”
One of the challenges of having an effective instructional program is to ensure that it is up-to-date, utilizing images, language and media that are contemporary and familiar to today’s youth.
Accordingly, a number of available programs were reviewed to confirm availability of supporting electronic resources, ease of lesson planning and consistent quality theological details.
“Based on our review of available programs, our committee determined that ‘Be My Disciples’ was an ideal program for our Diocese,” explained Sr. Audrey Brocklehurst, chairwoman of the Diocesan Catechetical Committee. “It is an exciting new program that will fulfill our requirements for years to come.”
This new program is being introduced at almost 20 parishes this year, with other parishes to follow over the next two years. Thus by the fall of 2015, all parishes across the Diocese will be using the new program.
“I am very pleased with the choice of our Diocesan Catechetical Committee,” remarked Bishop Grecco.
“‘Be My Disciples’ is a modern, well-developed program that will add new life to our faith sharing efforts with young people.”
For further information about this new program, contact Sr. Brocklehurst at 368-8005, ext. 235, or email email@example.com.