Opportunities for catechists, adult faith enrichment
By Catholic Spirit Staff
Summer is often vacation time — but it can also be a great learning time! The diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is offering a variety of courses to serve the needs of Catholic school religious educators and parish catechists in the Diocese of Austin.
This year the summer courses are also open to any adult wishing to deepen their Catholic faith and their understanding of topics such as the church’s social teachings, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), styles and theories of adult learning, Christian leadership and more. The five Basic Teachings courses, which cover the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, provide a helpful foundation for persons involved in all types of parish ministry, including CRHP and ACTS retreat presenters and teams.
All courses (English and Spanish) are held at the diocesan Pastoral Center in Austin and feature instruction by experienced trainers. The courses also include printed materials and books for students. See the course schedule at www.austindiocese.org/fcc2015 for more information and to register.