Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BIS # 3719 NEW WAYS OF CATECHESIS

by Dn. Leon Cruz Ratinam

PUNE-MAHARASHTRA, OCTOBER 23, 2013: The catechism children of Sacred Heart Parish, Pune witnessed a new way of Catechesis which was conducted by the Focolare group from Mumbai in collaboration with some of the parishioners and the catechists. The entire group of around 250 children were divided into two major groups – Gen 3 and Gen 4. Each group had different activity based sessions according to their respective ages.

The children experienced a refreshing way of catechesis which was far from the mundane classroom setup. The Focolare group put in a lot of their time and efforts in patiently preparing the sessions. The Gen 4 comprising of children from Std I to Std IV were presented with 'Acts of Love' through a baby Jesus Dress. The Gen 3 comprising of children from Std V to Std IX were presented the different mathematical signs in relation to the Golden rule. The Focolare group did an effective job catechizing the children through their innovative ideas. 

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