Catechists are responsible for helping those preparing for the Sacraments, whether as candidates for First Holy Communion & Reconciliation, for Confirmation, parents of children to be Baptised or adults wishing to become members of the Church. This important role often requires a regular commitment to participating in leading groups (frequently between September and May) but can be incredibly fulfilling as you share your faith and learning with others, most often with young people or children.
Additionally, parishes may be grateful for help with other necessary aspects of these courses, such as administration and paperwork.
We are invited to live out our faith and to share it with others. Some parishes may have a dedicated group with a particular focus on outreach and spreading the Gospel in the local area. Perhaps the Lord is calling you in a particular way to “go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News.
Looking beyond the immediate parish, the Southwark Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis is seeking Deanery Mentors in Evangelisation Catechesis and Formation. This is part of Archbishop John Wilson's plan for Southwark to becoming a missionary and evangelising diocese. View the video below to learn more about this plan or read more about becoming a Deanery Mentor.