Sunday, April 26, 2009

Powerful Weakness

The Diocesan Vocation Retreat 2009 - `Powerful Weakness' is taking place from the 15-17th of May. We at the Catechetical Office highlight it in our blog because one of the most visible signs of an effective catechesis is vocations! As we renew our craft as catechist we fervently pray that our renewal will lead to a flourishing of priestly vocations in the Archdiocese of Singapore! We encourage all our young adult male catechist to take a look and see if you are called!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Service of the Light

In the Catholic Church, the season of Lent ends and leads all believers to the joyous season of Easter! The Easter Vigil begins with a Service of the Light which many Catholics do not get to experience due to time and space constraints. Only the celebrant and those preparing for Baptism witness this rite outside of the church while the rest wait inside the church. This short clip allows you to experience the five segments of the Service of Light held at the Church of the Holy Family in Singapore on Easter Vigil 2009. Alleluia Christ is Risen!

NB: Video clip is used with permission.

New Life

Alleluia Christ is Risen!

Welcome to a whole new catechetical experience at the Singapore Pastoral Institute (SPI). This blog is for anyone teaching the Catholic faith or for anyone interested in catechesis. Fr Erbin, Christi Disher, Alvin Tan and myself, Linda Heng, invite you to discover for yourself what ECHO has in store for you. Feel free to bookmark this page, follow this blog or make comments about the posts as we journey together the pilgrimage of faith sharing.

Each time we upload a post, a code will appear to give you a gist of what that post is about. There are three broad general categories for us to get familiar with.

CHURCH covers all posts pertaining to articles & stories and the church, seasons, sacraments, etc.

CLASS APPLICATIONS focuses on classroom techniques, lesson ideas & activities, and sharing of experiences dealing with children, teens, parents and fellow catechists.

Finally, NEW IN TOWN updates us on events, seminars, and catechetical related programmes happening around the island.

Till the next post... Blessed Easter!