The Catechetical Ministry caters to the on-going education in faith of an individual, from a young age till their senior years. This ministry serves to share and to spread the teachings of Jesus as entrusted to the Church, so that many will get to “KNOW, LOVE and SERVE GOD”.
In the Cathedral St John the Evangelist, the Catechetical Ministry comprises three (3) component groups, each with their respective mission and still working in collaboration to ensure the greater glory of God is accomplished.
The Religious Education (Sunday School) group make up the major bulk of the Catechetical Ministry, comprises catechists and children from the age of five (Kindy 5) to 17 years old (Confirmation 2). They attend RE classes in the nearby St John’s Primary school on Sunday mornings at 9.00am for 1.5 hours each week, participate in the life of the Church and learn the Faith handed to us by apostolic tradition through the Church.
Under the umbrella of the RE are:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) group comprises facilitators and adults aged 18 years and above seeking to learn about the Catholic faith. These enquirers (candidates seeking baptism and/or confirmation) undergo approximately one year of faith education, fellowship and community bonding, where they meet once a week for 2 hours at Father’s House, every Sunday from 3.30pm – 5.30pm.
The Pre-Baptismal Instruction group comprises facilitators and young married couples, godparents and their infants seeking baptism. The pre-baptism instructions are preparation courses held for parents and godparents of infants seeking baptism, where they will be given a 3 hours session prior to the child’s baptism on the third weekend of every month. The preparatory course is to help the parents and godparents understand the sacraments and more importantly, the role and responsibility they have to undertake in the spiritual development of the child.