Unpacking the Gift of God

In the New Testament St Paul teaches that our new life in Christ is a gift, he writes: “for it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is …the gift of God.”   (Ephesians 2:8)

Our faith, like any gift, needs to be received and unpacked. Catechists need to be properly equipped, with both training and ongoing support, so that they can effectively help others to receive and unpack the precious gift of the Catholic faith.

Training and Support for Catechists

A regular e-newsletter for catechists is also available with news and resources to support the work of catechesis. Please contact the NORES office with your request to be added to the catechist mailing list.

Whilst recognising that each parish organises their own programmes for Sacramental Initiation and other formation the Diocese provides training and support for catechists.

The following Catechist Brochure contains information about Training & Support for Catechists in the Catholic Diocese of Northampton.

Download the Catechist Brochure here

To book a course for your parish or Pastoral Area or for information about forthcoming courses please contact us.The Bishop’s Certificate in Catechesis Level 1 is also available online via video conferencing, please contact us to request more information about this mode of delivery.

In addition to the courses outlined in the brochure other events and courses are also regularly advertised via NORES News our monthly newsletter and other publicity from the NORES office.

“Catechists are the heros in our parishes, we are happy to support them in their vital roles “

Monsignor Kevin McGinnell