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Biblical formation for Catechists in North East India (at Shillong)

January 12th - 16th, 2023.


The Northeast Regional Bible commission in collaboration with NBCLC Bangalore, organized a training for catechism teachers and all those in the faith formation ministry on 12th (evening) January to 16th (morning) January, 2023, in Rympei ki Paidbah (Centre for faith formation of the Archdiocese of Shillong).

The program was attended by 83 participants from different dioceses of Northeast. They include Catechism teachers, prayer group leaders, Sisters, seminarians and priests.

The resource team included members of the Regional Bible commission, lay trainers from in and out of the Northeast Region.

The training included very relevant and useful topics like:
 Communicating faith to children
 Sharing Gospel with children
 Different approach to boys and girls
 Managing and teaching children of different age groups
 Helping children to cultivate character after biblical models
 Forming children to be Christlike

During the program there were lot of inputs, groups works, practicing sessions to teach children, lighter moments with games and fun, prayer moments and learning from one another.

The participants were provided with valuable tools and a lot of materials to apply in their context. Materials that can be used for all 52 Sundays of the year, to form and train children groups, to establish contact with non-Christian children and to engage them and to share Gospel with them.

It was very fruitful program and we hope receive lasting impact in the field of catechism, and especially in the ministry to the children. The participants had a unique experience and they expressed their joy in attending a successful program which is useful for their life and ministry.

On behalf of the Northeast Regional commission for Bible, I sincerely thank Fr. Antony John Baptist, the Director of NBCLC for his inspiration to organise this program, and the support he extended for the conducting of this program on behalf of NBCLC.

We assure our prayers
God bless your apostolates and grand you a year full of joy and fruitfulness

Thanking you
United in the service of the Word,

Fr. Johnson Thurackal CMF