The course is intended to form and support adults who wish to become better acquainted with the basic tenets of the Catholic Faith, in view of their service to the Christian communities.

The introductory study unit (Module 1), will introduce participants to the basic theological notions underlying pastoral ministry. These include fundamental scriptural, dogmatic, ecclesiological and ethical concepts guiding the evangelising mission of the Church.

The second study unit (Module 2), will facilitate the application of such theological notions to the practical field of catechesis. The participants who complete this course will have the basic knowledge and skills required to serve as catechetical ministers

Adults who wish to serve as catechists in their Christian communities.

Modules:

Faith foundations for ministry: basic themes4 ECTS
Catechetical Ministry6 ECTS

This course is held on Tuesdays from 18:30-20:30, with alternating sessions of in-person meetings and online sessions.

Calendar:

Module 1 – Faith Foundation in Catechetical Ministry

Il-Missjoni tiegħi, il-vokazzjoni tiegħi
Il-Fidi u r-Rivelazzjoni + Il-Bniedem: Misteru li jiżviluppa tul it-triq tal-ħajja
Introduzzjoni Ġenerali għall-Kotba Mqaddsa
Il-Kelma ta’ Alla: Skrittura, Tradizzjoni u Maġisteru
Skrittura: Ħidma ta’ Alla u l-bniedem
Alla ta’ Ġesù Kristu
Il-Knisja, bennejja tas-Saltna
Il-ħidma tal-Ispirtu s-Santu: Spiritwalità u dixxipulat
Sagramenti u Liturġija
It-Tagħlim Soċjali tal-Knisja
Morali u Virtujiet

Module 2 – Practical Aspects in Children`s Catechetical Ministry

L-Identità tal-Katekeżi
Il-Katekist u r-rwol tiegħu fil-Knisja
Alla huwa mħabba. It-Testment il-Qadim. Pedagoġija ta’ Alla
Ġesú salvatur. Il-pedagoġija ta’ Ġesú
Aspetti diversi tal-Katekeżi
Il-Lingwaġġi tal-Katekeżi
SEMINAR – L-għarfien tal-persuni li se nakkumpanjaw. Perspettivi soċjoloġiċi u psikoloġiċi.
Il-Katekeżi u l-Liturġija
L-Ispirtwalità tal-katekist
Il-katekeżi għal tfal u adolexxenti
b’kundizzjonijiet varji
L-Inizjazzjoni Nisranija u l-Katekeżi għall-Adulti
Lesson planning
Safeguarding good practices
SEMINAR – L-era diġitali u l-katekeżi: Aspetti Prattiċi
Riżorsi li jistgħu jintużaw fil-laqgħat mat-tfal u adolexxenti

Assessment: 

Module 1: Written assignment

Module 2: Written and practical assignment 50% and a Reflective Journal 50%

Final Award: Introduction to Catechetical Ministry

Duration: 1 year part-time (112 hours)

To obtain a Certificate of Achievement a student must: attend a minimum of 70% of each module and Pass successfully the assignment

Every application will be considered on its individual merits. The Pastoral Formation Institute accepts a wide range of qualifications, and we always try to judge applications on the basis of academic potential. We do consider an extensive range of academic, vocational, and professional qualifications, as well as work and other appropriate experiences and skills.

 


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