The Salesian Catechetical Team animated by Fr. Edison Fernandes and Sr. Caroline D’Souza organised a four day Catholic Teacher’s Basic Training (CTBT) programme from August 19 to August 22. Twenty six first time catechetical teachers from various schools and parishes participated actively in the various sessions. The aim of the course was to give a basic training in catechesis to the teachers so that they are competent in teaching. The sessions were based on four themes: to grow in Jesus, to relate like Jesus, to teach as Jesus and to personalize the vision of Jesus.
The participants also had an opportunity to animate and participate in the daily Eucharist. Each day concluded with a short review and briefing of the day’s sessions. Preparation and presentation of syllabus and lessons formed an integral part of the course. The pinnacle of the CTBT programme was the Eucharistic Celebration on the final day during which the catechists were commissioned and certificates were distributed. The participants had an educative and enriching experience.