Catechists' Formation and Support Services (CFSS) provides assistance in the provision of catechesis across the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
The team works to support those involved in providing for the religious education of students beyond Catholic schools and their parents, by:
A variety of training days are provided throughout the year to build the skills of the catechist and to give opportunities for faith development. These training days are available free of charge to all who are interested in further formation and development. In addition, the Catechists' Formation and Support Services provide a quarterly journal for catechists within the Archdiocese of Melbourne. This journal, Good News for Catechists, provides for catechists and those involved in various forms of parish catechesis and faith formation, materials, reflections, and activities that can assist with the ongoing process of parish faith formation and catechesis. It seeks to look at current theological study and the application of relevant theories of learning and teaching that can be applied within the context of the specific needs of parishes.For further information, contact the Catechists Formation and Support Services team.
Good News for Catechists is a publication provided by the Catechists' Formation and Support Team.
This team provides a comprehensive professional development program for catechists, parents and parish faith development personnel throughout the year.
Editions can be downloaded from Publications & Policies.
Mr Tony Byrne
Coordinating Manager, Catholic Identity
Education Officers Paul Fumei (Catholic Identity and Religious Leadership)Christine Gilmour (Liturgy, Prayer and Spirituality)Rina Madden (Learning and Teaching) Kerri-Anne Porreca
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