Parents and carers are the primary educators in the faith of their children. Parishes have the responsibility of partnering parents in the role. The Children's Ministries team supports parishes, parents and children in the important ministry of faith formation. This support is expressed through research, policy development, resourcing and practical advice.
Faith formation of children and young people is the primary task of the Children's Ministry team.
This work takes the following four forms:
Evangelisation and Catechesis of children is of vital importance at a time when many families are not connecting regularly with the church. When there is a point of contact, the church has an even greater responsibility to mission to the faith formation of families.
In the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle these points of contact for most families are during sacramental programs, religious education and chaplaincy in schools and during Children's Liturgy of the Word on Sundays.
Annual Catechist Mass - Friday 17 February 2017
Our Catechist Mass is a great opportunity for priests, parishioners, families and friends to celebrate the ministry of Special Religious Education, Sacramental and Children's Liturgy.
See the attached invitation for further information or to RSVP call Zoe on 4979 1328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.