The six tasks of catechesis constitute a unified whole by which catechesis seeks to achieve its objective: the formation of disciples of Jesus (National Directory for Catechesis (NDC), #20). This course will address the six tasks of catechesis as introduced in the General Directory for Catechesis (1997) and affirmed in the National Directory for Catechesis (2005).
- Overview of the Course
- Task One: Catechesis Promotes Knowledge of the Faith
- Task Two: Catechesis Promotes Knowledge of the Meaning of Liturgy and the Sacraments
- Task Three: Catechesis Promotes Moral Formation in Jesus Christ
- Task Four: Catechesis Teaches the Christian How to Pray with Christ
- Task Five: Catechesis Prepares the Christian to Live in Community and to Participate Actively in the Life and Mission of the Church
- Task Six: Catechesis Promotes a Missionary Spirit that Prepares the Faithful to be Present as Christians in Society
- Summary of the Six Tasks of Catechesis
- Developed by Mary Ellen Mahon, Director for Catechetical Formation, Diocese of Manchester.
- Seven weeks in duration, with one week for orientation.
- Typically 15-20 students in each course.
- Weekly written assignments (150-200 words) required.
- Weekly facilitator-moderated chat sessions with students in course.
- All course material is available online in the course.
- Weekly reading of lecture texts and assigned readings.
- Participation in class discussion using discussion area (minimum 2 comments, questions or responses weekly.)
- Weekly written assignment (150-200 words.)
- Weekly chat session with other students in course (4 required throughout course.)
- Course evaluation.
3 to 5 hours a week (time varies from student to student depending on your learning style and schedule.)
A Certificate of Completion awarding 25 Contact Hours will be sent upon completion of all course requirements.