Monday, 4 February 2008


This evening people came from various parts of the Diocese for a Mass marking the completion of the 'Echoes' course. The course was run by the Diocesan Education Service in association with the Maryvale Institute, and is designed to help catechists as they seek to deepen the faith of those they serve. Fr Luiz Ruscillo, head of the Education Service, was the celebrant.

At the end of Mass many were presented with certificates to show that they had completed the course. It was wonderful that nine people from our own parish were amongst them. Our catechists do a great deal of work within the parish, particularly in preparing children for first reconciliation and first Communion, and helping young people to prepare for Confirmation. All of these preparation programmes are now underway for this year: there is a busy time ahead!