Our Parish - Catechists Newsletter
 

Our Parish - Catechists is the newsletter published by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. It is distributed to over 2000 volunteer catechists in the Archdiocese of Sydney as they instruct children in public primary and secondary schools on the Catholic faith. Each newsletter issue has these regular sections:

  • Message from the Director
  • Messages from the Faith Education Officers
  • CCD Course and Event Calendar
  • Invitation to special events

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2017
Our Parish
Catechists
Term 3 2017

Term 3 – 2017 ‘Our Parish Catechists’

  • SRE Review
  • Annual Catechist Mass  - 24 September 2017
  • Catechist Gathering – Creating Resources for the Classroom - 6 October 2017
  • Training Courses – July to December 2017
Our Parish
Catechists
Term 2 2017

Term 2 – 2017 ‘Our Parish Catechists’

  • SRE in the news – Update
  • Catechist Gathering – Praying with Children
  • Training Courses – May to December 2017
Our Parish
Catechists
Term 1 2017

Term 1 – 2017 ‘Our Parish Catechists’

  • Australian Catholic Youth Festival
  • Checklist for New Catechists
  • Prayer in the Classroom – Teaching children to pray
2016
Our Parish
Catechists
Term 4 2016

Term 4 – 2016 ‘Our Parish Catechists’

  • Music in the SRE Classroom
  • Annual Catechist Mass Recipients
  • Catechist Retreat and Gathering
  • World Youth Day July 2016

Our Parish
Catechists
Term 1 2016

 

Term 1 – 2016 ‘Our Parish Catechists’

  • Pope’s address to Catechists
  • Teaching Lent & Holy Week Lessons
  • 2015 Annual Catechist Mass photos
  • Catholic Bibles for all ages....see page 16
2015

Our Parish Catechists
Term 4 2015

 

Term 4 – 2015 ‘Our Parish Catechists’

  • Christmas reflections
  • Catholic Mission resources for Catechists
  • Tribute to Maureen Power
  • High School Catechist Story
  • Catechist Gathering 16 October 2015, Lidcombe
  • New Media resources....see page 14

 

 

Our Parish Catechists
Term 3 2015

 

Term 3 – 2015 ‘Our Parish Catechists’

  • Praying the Angelus.....see p.5
  • A reflection on Mary
  • Catechist Story
  • Smart Board Resources
  • Annual Catechist Mass Sunday 20 September 2015, St Mary’s Cathedral

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Our Parish Catechists
Term 2 2015

 

Term 2 - 2015 'Our Parish Catechists'

  • Classroom Tips for Term 2
  • Telling the Christian Story in the Classroom
  • Archdiocesan Catechist Gathering.....see p.6
  • A Catechist's response to ABC's God in Schools
  • Catechist Retreat - Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
 

Our Parish Catechists
Term 1 2015

 

Term 1 2015 new issue of 'Our Parish Catechists'

  • Annual Catechists Mass Awardees
  • Classroom Tips & Tactics
  • Reminder for all New Catechists.....see p.7
  • Teaching Children to Pray
 
2014
Light and Life
Term 3 2014
Cover of 2014 Term 2 Newsletter

Term 3 2014 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Area Mass Photos
  • Teaching Tip: Classroom Management
  • My Story which features Lina Xuereb
  • Quotes from Catechists
Light and Life
Term 2 2014
Cover of 2014 Term 2 Newsletter

Term 2 2014 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Quotes from Catechists
  • Teaching Tip: Questions
  • Invitation to the Catechist Gathering
  • My Story which features Marinko Crnjac
  • Thank you to Cardinal Pell
Light and Life
Term 1 2014
Cover of 2014 Term 1 Newsletter

Term 1 2014 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Pope Francis' Message for Catechists
  • Message from New Director Douglas Mawhinney
  • Life Members Function Photo Gallery
  • Teaching Tip: Preparation Prevents Pandemonium
2013
Light and Life
Term 4 2013
Cover of 2013 Term 4 Newsletter

Term 4 2013 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Christmas Art Competition Results
  • Highlights from the Annual Catechist Mass 2013
  • All Saints Liverpool Parish Story
  • Teaching Tip: Learning by Doing
Light and Life
Term 2 2013
Term 2 2013 Newsletter

Term 2 2013 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • The New Working with Children Check
  • My Story which features Marinko Crnjac
  • Teaching Tip: Extension Exercises
  • 2013 Area Mass Photo Gallery
Light and Life
Term 1 2013
Term 1 2013 Newsletter

Term 1 2013 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Lee Leo's Conversion Story
  • My Story which features Zlata Bozanic
  • 2012 Life Members Photo Gallery
  • Invitation to the Catechist Gathering
2012
Light and Life
Term 4 2012
Term 4 2012 Newsletter

Term 4 2012 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Christmas Art Competition Results
  • Term 1, 2013 CCD Event and Course Calendar
  • Highlights from the Annual Catechist Mass 2012
  • Farewell Message from Robert Haddad
  • Launch of Gratia Series Sacramental Books
Light and Life
Term 3 2012
Term 3 2012 Newsletter

Term 3 2012 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Results of Catechist Census 2012
  • Invitation to the Sacramental Book Launch
  • Invitation to the Catechist Gathering
  • Invitation to the Annual Catechist Mass
Light and Life
Term 2 2012
Term 4 2011 Newsletter

Term 2 2012 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Launch of Christ our Light and Life, 3rd Edition
  • Celebrating SRE
  • Term 3 CCD Calendar
Light and Life
Term 1 2012
Term 4 2011 Newsletter

Term 1 2012 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • FAQ on SMART Board Classes
  • High school catechists of St Patrick's Sutherland
  • 2011 Life Members Photo Gallery
2011
Light and Life
Term 4 2011
Term 4 2011 Newsletter

Term 4 2011 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Christmas Art Competition Results
  • Term 1, 2012 CCD Event and Course Calendar
  • 2012 Celebrations
  • Highlights from the Annual Catechist Mass 2011
Light and Life
Term 3 2011
Term 3 2011 Newsletter

Term 3 2011 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Results of Catechist Census 2011
  • CCD's New Training Room
  • CCD Bookshop Expansion
  • Interactive Whiteboard Course for Catechists
Light and Life
Term 2 2011
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Term 2 2011 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Winners of the WYD
  • Writing Competition
  • May 2011 Catechist Gathering
  • Update
  • Archdiocesan Art Competition Launch
  • Area Mass Photo Gallery
  • CWF Raffle

Light and Life
Term 1 2011

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Term 1 2011 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Ethics Update
  • Life Members 2010 Photo Gallery
  • Invitation to the May 2011 Catechist Gathering
2010

Light and Life
Term 4 2010

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Term 4 2010 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Christmas Art Competition Results
  • Highlights from the Annual Catechist Mass 2010
  • Ethics Course Message from the Cardinal
  • IQ2 Debate on Ethics Education for non-SRE Students
  • 2010 Life Members
  • CCD Calendar for Term 1, 2011
  • Accreditation Courses for Term 1, 2011
Light and Life
Term 3 2010
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Term 3 2010 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • WYD Writing Competition
  • Invitation to the Sep 17 Mary MacKillop Retreat
  • Invitation to the Oct 15 Catechist Gathering
  • New Basic One Course for 2011
  • Names of Annual Catechist Mass Awardees
  • Census Results 2010
  • Term 4 CCD Calendar
Light and Life
Term 2 2010
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Term 2 2010 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • SRE vs Ethics
  • Invitation to two Catechist Retreats on 12 August
  • and more!
Light and Life
Term 1 2010
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Term 1 2010 Issue of Light and Life features:

  • Letter on SRE Class Times from Brian Elliott
  • Interviews of Fr Martin Monaghan and
    Fr Michael Court sdb
  • New Resources for High School
  • Curriculum Update
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