Catechesis is a ministry of teaching and forming that passes on the Word of God to inform the Catholic community and candidates for initiation into the Church about the teachings of Christ, transmitted by the Apostles to the Church.

The word ‘catechesis’ comes from the Greek for “echo” and is intended to nurture the Christian life through imitation in word and deed. The main sources for all catechesis are the Sacred Scriptures and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Directory for Catechesis

The 2020 Directory for Catechesis highlights the close link between evangelisation and catechesis and underlines that every baptised person is a missionary called to communicate the faith.

Catechesi Tradendae

We have produced a guide to Pope Saint John Paul II's landmark document on Catechesis - the 1979 Apostolic Exhortation 'Catechesi Tradendae'.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation, or Confession as it's better known, offers us an important way of getting closer to God - to be forgiven for our sins.

The Rosary

The Rosary is a pattern of prayer popular among Christians. At heart it is a series of meditations on some aspects, or mysteries, of the life of Jesus Christ and Mary, his mother.

The Month of Mary

Pope Francis invites Catholics and Marian Shrines around the world to dedicate the month of May to a marathon of prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.