MARY, CAUSE OF OUR JOY FORMATION CENTER

VISION

Volunteer and Parent Catechists moved by the love of the Father selfless in their gift of self to share and witness to the person and mission of JESUS CHRIST in their families, communities and society following the way of MARY, Cause of our Joy.

MISSION

In response to the Father's love, we the MCJFC Staff and the Volunteer and Parent Catechists undergoing integral formation commit ourselves to grow in knowledge of and intimacy with JESUS CHRIST and to share in His prophetic mission as we develop in us abilities and competencies necessary to communicate the faith in collaboration with ecclesial authorities and attentive to the signs of the time.

ONE - YEAR BASIC FORMATION PROGRAM FOR VOLUNTEER CATECHISTS

FIRST QUARTER

Introductory Course I:  The Foundation of Christian faith and Catechesis

Morals I:  Man's Vocation: Life in the Spirit

Creed I:  God the Father (Holy Trinity)

Worship I:  Sacramenta Economy and Christian Prayer

Method I:  Fundamentals of Catechetics and catechetical Methodology

SECOND QUARTER

Introductory Course 2:  Catechesis and Sacred Scriptures

Morals 2:  Love of God:  First to Third Commandments

Creed 2:  Jesus Christ:  Mission and Person

Worship 2:  The Seven Sacraments

Method 2:

School - Based:  Communication Skills

Parish - Based:  Community - Based Catechesis: Children, Youth, Adults

THIRD QUARTER

Personality Development and Spirituality I:  The Particular Calling of the Catechist

Morals 3:  Love of Neighbor: Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Commandments

Creed 3:  Mary and the Church

Worship 3:  Liturgy

Method 3:

School - Based:  Methodology in Catechesis 

Parish - Based:  First Communion: Catechesis and Rites, Recollection, Modules, Thetare Arts, PRACTICUM

FOURTH QUARTER

Personality Development and Spirituality 2:  Christian Anthropology and Pastoral Psychology

Morals 4:  Love of Neighbor: 7th, 8th and 10th Commandments

Method 4:

School - Based:  Lesson Planning and Evaluation

Parish - Based:  Catechetical Planning:  Leadership, Management

                           Skills:  Coordinatorship

REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 Hours / Subject
  • Whole day Class Once A Week
  • Interview
  • Recommendation from the Parish Priest /  Superior
  • Documents:  Baptismal and Confirmation Certificate, Catholic Marriage Certificate (if married), High School / College Diploma, Recommendation Letter from the Parish Priest / Superior

EXAMINATIONS

  • Diagnostic examination
  • Periodical / Quarterly examination
  • Comprehensive Examination

For Inquiry please contact:

THE DIRECTRESS

Mary, Cause of Our Joy Formation Center

MCJ Compound, Estrella St., Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City

Tel. No. 899-15-26

Mobile: 09202618352

Email Address:  mcjfc1990@gmail.com