The Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis is pleased to announce the launch of the Archbishop’s Certificate (previously the Diocesan Catechetical Certificate), refreshed to support not just the work of catechesis but also that of evangelisation and formation in our diocese.
It is so important that all involved in evangelisation, catechesis and formation in our parishes feel confident, supported and have access to quality ongoing formation as they engage in the vital mission of welcoming, supporting and accompanying new and maturing Catholics in their journey of faith.
The Archbishop’s Certificate is an online, systematic course for anyone wishing to know their Catholic faith more deeply and to develop the skills to share this faith with others. The new certificate course is undertaken over 2 years with attendance at three study days (on Saturdays) at the Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, in Southwark. The study days combine a balance of teaching, liturgy, social time and prayer.
In addition, students are supported with nine online study sessions throughout the course, together with a tutor who will accompany them for the duration of the course.
The certificate is in accord with Archbishop John Wilson’s vision for a missionary diocese and is open to all who work towards this in our diocese whether in parishes, chaplaincy work, schools and in their families. We encourage those who volunteer in a parish to speak to their Parish Priest about participation on the Archbishop’s Certificate.
All of the details of the course, including how to apply, costs, dates and content are available on our website: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/archcert. If you would like any further information on the Certificate please contact the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis on 020 8672 7684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The course will commence on 9 October 2021 with an online introduction.
This is a wonderful opportunity that will bear much fruit in your parish in the coming years - please share this with your parishioners and encourage them to prayerfully consider the opportunity it affords. With thanks in advance for your assistance in promoting the new certificate course.