Register now for the Diploma in Catechetics 2023!

Register now for our Diploma in Catechetics which begins in January!

It's a great way to explore the richness and depth of the Catholic spiritual tradition with course leader Sr Anna Marie.

She and a range of guest speakers bring you weekly lectures, with guided reading, conversations, retreats, and supplementary courses available.

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FAQs

Do I have to sit an exam? No. Each module concludes with a one-to-one session with one of the course leaders. In the meeting, you’ll have a chance to talk about what you’ve learnt and ask any questions that weren’t answered in the lecture.

Do I need to buy course material? No. We do recommend you have a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is available free online.

Do I need to be Catholic to take part? No, all are welcome to explore the Catholic faith in this course.

Is the course difficult? Like any course, some elements will be challenging. That's why we have gathered a range of speakers who are experienced in simplifying difficult concepts in an engaging way with. Plus, each session has a Q&A session where you can ask the speaker to to clarify anything you might still have questions about.

Can I take part if I'm not in the Archdiocese? Everyone is welcome to take part regardless of where you are based.

What if I miss a session? No problem, each session is recorded and available online the following day allowing you to catch up.

How do I log in to sessions? Sr Anna Marie will send you a link by email each week that you simply click to enter the session.

I've never used Zoom! Don't worry, we can help set you up. It's a simple process.

How do I register? Register on Eventbrite here.

I have more questions! Please get in touch for a chat. Email sranna.marie@staned.org.uk

Testimonials

Here's what previous students have said about the course:

“A life changer, I learnt so much and it really deepened my faith. I can’t recommend it enough.” - Margo Saliba, Edinburgh

“The diploma in catechetics is invaluable, there is no one who I wouldn't recommend this course to!” - Sarah Schuler, Edinburgh

“I recommend this course to anyone who will listen; it has given me a thirst for knowledge and, hopefully, has made me a better person.” - Peter McCaffery, Cowdenbeath

“Our faith explored. Go deeper with this highly enjoyable course.” - Janice Mary Evans, Falkirk.

“The Diploma in Catechetics really stirred up my faith and has given me a thirst to delve even deeper into the riches of our beautiful catechism.” - Brenda Drumm, Ireland

“Inspirational. You won’t want to miss a session. Please give it a go - it’s a course for everyone.” - Liz Brown, Edinburgh

“As a ‘cradle Catholic,’ this diploma helped to enable me to develop my Faith and deepen my understanding of scripture.” - Gwen Gemmell, Dunfermline

“So interesting that I wish there was a 2nd year of study. I can’t thank the presenters enough for their sessions. I urge all interested Catholics to give this a go.” - Ian Neilson, Glasgow

“Really enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone. The classes are made very welcoming and inspiring, (even on zoom) by the wonderful speakers. The family of God has a whole new meaning now. Thank you to all involved.” - Anne Collins, Kilsyth

"The speakers' commitment, knowledge and delivery of the Catholic faith has been illuminating and transformative throughout a period that has challenged many of us. Sincere thanks." - Anne Marie Docherty, Linlithgow.

Register for the Diploma in Catechetics 2022 here.

 

Called & Gifted Workshop

Discover the unique work of love to which God has called you. Register for this free workshop here.

The Called and Gifted Workshop is for YOU.

God is calling you to a unique purpose in life, a work of love that only you can do.

We will help you identify your charisms (spiritual gifts) and begin to discern God’s call through the Called and Gifted Workshop. You have received gifts in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends His love to reach others.

You will learn:

• The five steps of discerning the charisms that God has given you how they can change your life.

• how discerning your charisms can change the world and help spread the Gospel

• how discerning and using our charisms together can help transform and renew our parishes.

The workshop will also look at the fascinating ancient teachings of the Church on how the charisms of the Holy Spirit work in your life and in the life of your parish community. We will also delve into the signs and characteristics of 24 of the most common charisms of the Holy Spirit.

Come and discover these charisms in you! Register here.

This event is jointly hosted by the Archdiocese's Catechetics Commission and the Catherine of Siena Institute in Colorado. Queries? SrAnna.Marie@staned.org.uk

Graduation ceremony for Diploma in Catechetics

Mass in St Margaret's Chapel at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, followed by graduation ceremony for students.

Register now for the Diploma in Catechetics 2022!

Get ready to explore the richness of the Catholic faith and help spread the Good News of Jesus Christ with our Diploma in Catechetics 2022.

It's easy to take part. Lectures will be delivered each Thursday evening by Zoom - so you can learn in the comfort of your own home!

The Diploma in Catechetics lasts one year, begins on January 2022 and costs £200. Registration is now open at bit.ly/DiplomaCatechetics2022

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All Catholics are invited to take part, we also warmly welcome those who are not Catholic but who want to find out about the Catholic faith. The Archdiocese especially asks those who are involved in the catechetical work of the Church - children’s liturgists, RCIA team members, teachers, youth group leaders etc - to register.

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WATCH: Fire & Water - The Power of the Sacraments

Rediscover the power of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Baptism in this video titled Fire & Water, from Sr Anna Marie McGuan, our Catechetics advisor. Watch on our YouTube channel here or below.

TALK: Gordon Brown

Archbishop Cushley invites you to listen to four renowned speakers who will give their unique perspective on the current pandemic.

Faith in the time of Covid is a new series of online talks beginning this month featuring Bishop Philip EganDr Mary Rice HassonProfessor John Haldane and the Rt Hon Gordon Brown.

➡ Rt Hon Gordon Brown
? Sun 21 Feb, 5pm | Register: bit.ly/FaithCovid-Brown

TALK: John Haldane

Archbishop Cushley invites you to listen to four renowned speakers who will give their unique perspective on the current pandemic.

Faith in the time of Covid is a new series of online talks beginning this month featuring Bishop Philip EganDr Mary Rice HassonProfessor John Haldane and the Rt Hon Gordon Brown.

➡ Prof John Haldane
? Sun 14 Feb, 5pm | Register: bit.ly/FaithCovid-Haldane

TALK: Mary Rice Hasson

Archbishop Cushley invites you to listen to four renowned speakers who will give their unique perspective on the current pandemic.

Faith in the time of Covid is a new series of online talks beginning this month featuring Bishop Philip EganDr Mary Rice HassonProfessor John Haldane and the Rt Hon Gordon Brown.

➡ Dr Mary Rice Hasson
? Sun 07 Feb, 5pm | Register: bit.ly/FaithCovid-Hasson

TALK: Bishop Philip Egan

Archbishop Cushley invites you to listen to four renowned speakers who will give their unique perspective on the current pandemic.

Faith in the time of Covid is a new series of online talks beginning this month featuring Bishop Philip EganDr Mary Rice HassonProfessor John Haldane and the Rt Hon Gordon Brown.

➡ Bishop Philp Egan
? Sun 31 Jan, 5pm | Register: bit.ly/FaithCovid-Egan

WATCH: How studying Catechetics can help YOU

Watch our webinar to find out how our Diploma in Catechetics can benefit YOU.

Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM warmly invites you to register for the year-long course and said: "The Diploma is about enriching our life of faith. Every Catholic has an obligation to study the Faith so it's is an accessible and convenient way to do that."

This quick video covers your FAQs

This video is a recording of the full Webinar

 

Register for the Diploma here.
Read more about it here.