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Cat Teachers Mini Retreat

  1. 1. <ul><li>11.00am – 11.20am </li></ul><ul><li>11.20am – 11.30am </li></ul><ul><li>11.30am – 12.30pm </li></ul><ul><li>12.30pm – 1.15pm </li></ul><ul><li>1.15pm – 1.45pm </li></ul><ul><li>2.00pm – 3.00pm </li></ul><ul><li>3.00pm – 3.45pm </li></ul><ul><li>3.45pm – 4.15pm </li></ul><ul><li>4.15pm – 4.45pm </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Opening Praise & Worship </li></ul><ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Games & rest </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2 & Private Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to “I-Believe” </li></ul><ul><li>Tea </li></ul>CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES IPOH (Annai Vellanggani Chapel 11 th November, 2007)
  2. 2. CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES IPOH (Annai Vellanggani Chapel 11 th November, 2007)
  3. 3. Read Exodus 3: 1-12 <ul><li>Personal Reflection : </li></ul><ul><li>Was there a “burning bush” experience for you when God called you to be a catechism teacher? Recall it </li></ul><ul><li>Group Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>How can you compare the condition of the “misery of God’s people in Egypt” to catechism children </li></ul><ul><li>What challenges do catechism children face that God wants to intervene and help? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Like Moses, the many prophets and the apostles, God has called you personally to the Catechetical Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>God sees a need in the children and He has called you to address this need </li></ul><ul><li>The success of God’s mission with the children depends on how much you want to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be committed to it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow God to work through you </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES IPOH (Annai Vellanggani Chapel 11 th November, 2007)
  6. 7. <ul><li>… The LORD our God is one Lord; Therefore, you shall love the LORD, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children , and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise (Deuteronomy 6: 4 – 7) </li></ul>
  7. 8. A brief reflection from Evangelii Nuntiandi The conditions of the society in which we live oblige all of us therefore to revise methods, to seek by every means to study how we can bring the Christian message to modern man And all the aspects of His mystery - the Incarnation itself, His miracles, His teaching, the gathering together of the disciples, the sending out of the Twelve, the cross and the resurrection, the permanence of His presence in the midst of His own - were components of His evangelizing activity. (Pope Paul VI - Evengelii Nuntiandi)
  8. 9. Buzz Session <ul><li>List down 5 activities/games you played when you were a child (age 7- 12) </li></ul><ul><li>List down 5 activities/games/hobbies you were involved in when you were a teenager (age 13 – 19) </li></ul><ul><li>List down 5 activities each children and teenagers these days are involved in </li></ul><ul><li>What differences do you see? </li></ul>
  9. 10. WHAT APPROACHES DO YOU THINK MAY BE SUITABLE? DISCUSS
  10. 11. <ul><li>To meet the challenges of the modern world faith formators need to: </li></ul><ul><li>Deepen Love of God & neighbour </li></ul><ul><li>Deepen knowledge in the faith you want to share </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership by example </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Use creative ways to share the faith with children: </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Role Plays and dramas </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach and exposure programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate learning </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of personal faith experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Modern methods of knowledge sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Video methods – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Slide presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Practical Inputs – Grow in Love & Knowledge <ul><li>Spiritual Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Hour </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent Masses </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Bible Reading </li></ul><ul><li>The Rosary </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Class </li></ul><ul><li>Session on I Believe </li></ul><ul><li>Buy & Read a book a month through OLOL Book Ministry (can share with other teachers) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet research (personal & group) </li></ul><ul><li>Group sharing of faith knowledge </li></ul>
  13. 15. Practical Inputs – Creative Ways to Teach <ul><li>Creative Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach – Visit to Old Folks home for Form 4 & 5 students </li></ul><ul><li>Show inspiring movies </li></ul><ul><li>Organise talks on current topics: Sexuality, Vocation, Challenges of teens, Peer Pressure etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Organise monthly role plays </li></ul><ul><li>Take students in groups to the internet café for web research </li></ul><ul><li>Give them project-works of mercy & love to be exercised in school and at home </li></ul><ul><li>Take children to mini trips of observation (shopping malls, streets, nature and parks) etc. </li></ul>
  14. 17. Final Silent Personal Reflection <ul><li>Read 1 Samuel 17: 32 – 37 </li></ul><ul><li>You are asked to fight a different kind of “Philistine” - the challenges of modern catechesis and the commitment it calls for </li></ul><ul><li>What is your answer? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is going to be with you and for you? </li></ul><ul><li>What personal actions you are going to take? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you succeed? </li></ul>
  15. 19. An Exploration Of The Catholic Faith “I BELIEVE” Session 1 Preparation
  16. 20. Preparatory Resources <ul><li>Holy Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Catechism of the Catholic Church </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Session 1: I Believe in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven & earth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparatory Reading: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gen 1 , 2 & 3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exodus 20: 1-11 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Isaiah 43: 1-11; 45: 22-24 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 6:4-5 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read the I-Believe daily, slowly paying attention to each word </li></ul></ul></ul>

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