New Directory for Catechesis

New Directory for Catechesis. The new Directory was published by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the new New  Evangelization in March 2020. This year, between March and June 2021, the Maryvale Institute, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, offered an online Conference, focussing on the New Directory!

On 25 September 2021 the East Birmingham and Solihull Deanery, together with the Ethnic Chaplaincies, offered a Day Conference, to introduce some key elements of the Directory to
Catechists. The programme is published here on the Diocesan Ethnic Chaplaincies Website
link and there are links to video recordings of the different sessions on Youtube.

The intention is is to make the content of the Day for Catechists available to Catechists,
Parishioners, Ethnic Chaplaincies, Eparchies and Missions for reflection and discussion.
Monsignor Daniel McHugh. Co-ordinator of Ethnic Chaplaincies. 4 October 2021

Day for Catechists – Saturday 25 September – 10am to 4pm


  • 10 am -Coffee and Registration
  • 10.15am Introduction. Link to video recording:
  • 10.30 – The Vocation of the Catechist, Father Jan Nowotnik, Director of Mission, Catholic Bishops’ Conference.  Followed by Group Discussion, Feedback and Questions. Link to video recording:
  • 11.30 Comfort Break
  • 11.45  Parenting and the Challenging Work of Handing on the Faith, Margaret Wickware, Catechetical Co-ordinator, St Mary of the Angels, Bayswater, London.  Link to video recording:
    Group Discussion, Feedback and Questions. Link to video recording:
    Mauricio on being a dad. Link to video recording:
  • 12.45.  Lunch Break
  • 1.45pm Ongoing Training and Preparation for Catechists: mode of delivery at central and local level, Amanda Orchard, Maryvale Institute, Centre for Catechetics. Group Discussion and Feedback. Link to video recording:
  • 2.45pm. Comfort Break
  • 3 pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Celebrant Fr Dominic Kavanagh, Dean and Parish Priest St Augustine’s, Solihull. Reflection Prayer in the Life of the Catechist, Fr Robert Taylerson, Parish Priest St George and St Teresa, Dorridge. Link to video recording:
  • 3.30pm. Tea
  • 4 pm.  Depart