Jun 21st, 2015
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Mr. Jan Paul S. LugtuParish Program for Formation of Catechists of Young People and Young Adults(Professional Religious Education Certificate)One Year Pastoral Formation ProgramRationaleThe fundamental tasks of catechesis are to proclaim Christs message, to participate in efforts to develop community, to lead people to worship and prayer, and to motivate them to serve others. Therefore, the careful selection of women and men called to be catechists and their initial and on-going formation are the greatest factors in assuring the quality of catechist in the parish, school and diocese. Formation will help the catechist to grow in maturity as an adult, a believer and an apostle (General Directory for Catechesis 238). Catechists must have sufficient knowledge and background to carry out their ministry effectively. They are charged with bringing others to a fuller understanding of the challenge of the Gospel message and the Churchs living out of that message. To do that well, they must be formed themselves.Catechesis is a complex form of communication where many elements are skillfully planned and ordered so that learning may take place. While never losing sight of the centrality of Jesus message, the catechist uses the insights of sound education psychology, and other human sciences, in presenting the Christian message according to age, needs, circumstances, and capabilities of the learner. The catechist must also utilize various communication methods, creat

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