BIS #6699 Catechists’ Training at DBYC Pune

By Cl. Jittin Mathew for BISMumbai

A two-day Catechist Teachers Basic Training Course for catechists of the Diocese of Poona was held on 9 and 10 June 2022, at the Salesian Catechetical Centre, Koregaon Park, Pune. 38 participants attended the course.

The Catechetical Centre has worked with experts in the field of catechesis to offer the catechists something substantial in terms of content and skills. This is only one of the numerous initiatives the Centre is implementing to support the faithful in developing a strong spirituality.

The programme's goal was to give the new catechists the skills and resources they would need to effectively carry out their ministry. The two days of study and practice with the aim of learning how to communicate the faith to their students more effectively, enriched the participants. The final component of the course was that the participants conducted a live class using the strategies and tools they had learned over the previous two days.

One of the participants, Mrs Benita Choytooa shared: "I found the experience to be quite enlightening. This was like a breath of fresh air; I learned so many new skills and tools, and I made so many new friends with whom I can work and expand my resources. The instructors helped us feel at ease by being kind and compassionate. I appreciate the team at the Salesian Catechetical Centre for their wonderful and kind assistance.”