The success of the Children’s Catechism in St Edward’s is due to our committed team of parish Catechists who give their time freely each Sunday to work with the children.
The sessions are held during the school terms immediately after the 10.30am Mass each Sunday and last for half an hour. (The Confirmation group meets for longer sessions at a different time).
Parents are warmly encouraged to attend Mass with their children and are invited to coffee in the hall whilst they wait for the sessions to finish. The children meet in groups according to their age in various rooms in the Parish Hall area:
|for children aged 5-6||Sacristy Annex|
|for children aged 6-7||Bar Annex|
|for children aged 7-8||Bar Lounge|
|for children aged 8-9||Hall Annex|
|for children aged 9-10||Hall|
|for children aged 10-11||Hall|
|for children aged 11-12||Hall|
|for children aged 12-13||Upper Room (classes not yet started)|
|for children aged 13-14||Classes start September 2013|
At the end of Mass children are asked to wait until the final hymn is finished and then to go promptly to their groups. (Refreshments are always available after the sessions!)
Further details can be found by downloading Catechism classes
Most groups follow the Walk With Me catechism programme which is used widely in the Westminster Diocese and is recommended by the Conference of Bishops in England and Wales. In each session the children are helped to reflect on experience in the light of Catholic belief, Scripture, doctrine and liturgy.
Walk With Me provides a four year cycle of life/faith themes and topics. The repetition of the nine life/faith themes each year enables these key aspects of Catholic faith and practice to be deepened as the children grow and develop. Download this file Walk With Me – 2014
I Belong is the preparation programme for First Communion.
Parents wishing to enrol their children onto the Children’s Catechism sessions for the first time need to complete a registration form and see Deacon Anthony or Irene Yew.