Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

Four Strategic Objectives

Catechists teaching in every primary school in the Archdiocese.

New Curriculum Years 7-12
Years 9 (2009)
Years 7, 8, 10 (2010)
Years 11 & 12 (2011)

To expand the number of High Schools with catechists from 25 to 40 schools.

 Recruiting more catechists from a diversity of ages and cultures under the slogan,
"Don't keep it to yourself... Share your faith with us!"



  • Annual Calendar of Events to be produced and distributed to all stakeholders – parishes, coordinators, catechists, etc.

  • Promotion of COLAL to all Catholic schools as an additional resource.

  • Revision of K-6 COLAL program by end of 2011.

  • Engagement of Bishops in appeals for catechists.

  • "Eastern Rites Officer" to recruit and train catechists from the Maronites, Melkites, Chaldeans, Ukrainians, Koreans.

  • "Universities Officer" to recruit and train catechists from UNDA, USyd., UNSW, ACU

  • Involving senior secondary school students to work as catechists as part of their community service commitments.

  • Review membership of Catechist Council.

  • The Year 6 Graduation Pack to continue as an annual event.

  • Year 12 Graduation Pack for 2011 onwards.

  • Formation of "Seminar Groups" to present in high schools.

  • Year 10-11-12 mid-year camp at Grosevale (Benedict XVI Centre) c. 2010-2011.

  • Expand visibility for bookshop through new promotional strategies.

  • Improved format for Catechist newsletter.

  • New CCD website for Home Activity sheets.
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