Family Catechesis

Welcome to Family Catechesis at St John Fisher.

This programme has emerged from a process of deliberation, discussion, prayer and reflection with priests, catechists and parents in a wide number of parishes both near and far. It is rooted in the painful experience each year of so many families not returning to the celebration of the Eucharist, the Mass, after their children have received First Holy Communion. We realise that the parish has a part to play in this so we want to help you as a family to Grow In Faith Together,

We appreciate how family life and faith life have changed since parishes first took over sacramental preparation from our schools. Rather than a simple ‘one size fits all model’ we have discerned the need to journey with individual families along their journey of faith and for a programme that accompanies parents and children throughout their journey, not simply focussing on preparation for a single Sacramental encounter.

We hope you will find family catechesis a joyful experience of faith, family and community here at St John Fisher. This is the first year we are running this programme so we want to especially thank in advance the catechist, helper and welcomer families who will support us all in this journey.

For more information please read the introductory leaflet which you can download here