The catechists teach in both primary and high schools within our Parish boundaries. Currently there are three of each, needing about thirty-five volunteers and covering more than twenty five classes each week. In 2017, they will teach almost six hundred students. The techers are trained and supported, then provided with and teach from the Sydney Archdiocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) curriculum. All texts and resources are provided for them. There are also regular opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge. Many groups meet regularly outside teaching times to join in prayer, discussion and administration development.The ministry is deeply rewarding and critical for our Catholic children attending state schools.

Deep faith and love of God

Curiosity to learn, non judgemental, flexible

Caring about children and understanding of teenage condition,

"The right personal characteristics are more important than all the Bible knowledge in the world''.

Maree Curry: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get Involved


Would you like to find out more about this ministry?

We are always looking for volunteers to strengthen our great team. If you have half an hour to spare on a Wednesday or Thursday morning and enjoy working with young children and being part of a dynamic team of volunteers, do give thought to joining this rewarding ministry. Resources and on-going support are provided and no previous experience is necessary. Catechists in the public schools usually work in pairs, so newcomers can come on board as assistants and not feel thrown in the deep end.