Register for our Day for Catechists (Sat 9 March)

In this Year of Prayer, we invite parish catechists to join us for a day of workshops, witness and inspiration.

Our Day for Catechists is on Saturday 9 March, 10:30am-3:30pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Register here.

The role you play in your parish is crucial - from running programmes like RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and Children's Liturgy, supporting your priest, and answering questions on faith issues from parishioners.


This day will renew your vocation as a catechist, and provide inspiration and tips while letting you meet and chat with fellow catechists from across the Archdiocese. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions in a friendly environment.

In workshops and talks, we will highlight baptismal and sacramental preparation, children's liturgy, lesson plans and resources...and lots more!

There will be a bookstand featuring titles for children & adults.

You don't need to have a catechetical role in your parish to come to this event - if you have an interest in Catechetics and want to find you are warmly welcome!

The Gillis Centre is located at 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. There is free parking onsite (including an overspill car park at the back of St Margaret's Chapel).

The day is run by the Catechetics Commission of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you.

Please note: registration for this event closes at 2:00pm on Thursday 7 March.


10:00am Signing in/coffees & teas

10:30am Welcome & Introduction

11.10am Inspirational talk from guest speaker

11.45am Workshops

12.15pm Safeguarding

12.30pm Lunch (provided - sandwiches and fruit)*

1.15pm Workshops

2:00pm Witness

2.15pm Holy Mass

3:00pm Finish

*Times subject to change.

**Please bring a packed lunch if you have food intolerances and or allergies.

Day for Catechists, Saturday 9 March, 10:30am-3:30pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Free event. Register here.