You want to prepare and train those who hand-on faith... but how?
Since its first publication in 2003, Echoes has established itself as the foremost parish catechist training resource in the United Kingdom. Used in virtually every diocese, it has also been translated into Spanish, Norwegian and Arabic.
The second edition of Echoes has many new features, including:
- Updated for the new translation of the Roman Missal
- Stronger emphasis on echoing Christ is prominent
- New and revised introductory sessions
HERE IS THE CONTENTS LIST FOR ECHOES
Echoes is made up of 11 sessions that cover the following:
- Session 1: What is the Good News?
- Session 2: Why the Holy Spirit?
- Session 3: Why the Church?
- Session 4: Why the Catechism?
- Session 5: Who teaches?
- Session 6: Whose Story?
- Session 7: Who are we?
- Session 8: Why link with the liturgy?
- Session 9: What is the Mystery?
- Session 10: What can we do?
- Session 11: What next?
The new participants' guide - one per participant - contains:
11 sessions, each with a text to read together, summary points, group activities and a prayer.
WHO IS ECHOES FOR?
Anyone involved in handing on the faith of the Church to others.
adult education groups
WHAT DOES ECHOES COVER?
Echoes presents the key knowledge and skills needed by those who hand-on faith to others. It equips helpers and catechists to build their confidence by:
providing help with basic teaching skills
giving an overview of Catholic essentials
explaining how to use the Bible and Catechism in teaching
emphasising links to worship and liturgy
HOW DOES ECHOES WORK?
The course contains 11 sessions, each lasting about one and a half hours. Every session has its own short text and worksheet, containing everything that is needed by participants. Every Group consists of an Echoes Leader (usually an ordained minister or trained catechist) together with participants.