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.
- Written assignments (150-200 words) required.
- Facilitator-moderated chat sessions with students in course.
- All course materials are available online in the course.
- Read assigned texts; keep notes, questions, and comments for class discussion.
- Participate in the class discussion using the Forums area: post at least 2 comments, questions, or responses per unit.
- Write 150-200 words in response to the assignment in each unit.
- Participate in at least 4 scheduled chat sessions throughout the course.
- Complete the course evaluation.
3 to 5 hours per week, depending on your learning style and schedule.
A certificate of completion awarding 25 contact hours will be sent upon completion of all course requirements.