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Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis

The Catenian Catechist Initiative:

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Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis


The Catenians


Maryvale is delighted to announce our partnership with The Catenians by delivering academic tuition through the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis (MCC) in support of the ‘Catenian Catechist Initiative’.

In response to a suggestion from Bishop John Arnold, and with the full approval of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, the ‘Catenian Catechist Initiative’ has been developed to support the wish of Pope Francis that we should become Missionaries. As our Priests become ever more hard pressed, there is a vital need for more trained Catechists in the Parishes. This Initiative seeks to raise awareness of the problem; point Parishes at appropriate training providers such as Maryvale Institute and help Parishes raise the funds for the training. The Initiative is being rolled out Diocese by Diocese with the full co-operation of the local Bishops and support from local Catenian Circles.

The Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis distance-learning course is intended for anyone interested in developing his or her own faith for the sake of explaining it to others. The course includes practical aspects of catechesis, as well as a solid foundation in key areas of theology and spirituality, so theory is reflected in practice throughout the course. The content draws from the Scriptures, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and selected documents of the Second Vatican Council as key reference texts, offering a balance of theology, spirituality, and catechetical teaching skills.

Maryvale currently delivers the MCC course through a number of centres in the UK, including Birmingham, Portsmouth and Westminster. We also deliver the course abroad, for example in Belarus, Ireland (Cork) and Singapore

Further Information


To contact Maryvale about the Certificate in Catechesis, either make an online enquiry by using the button below or call 0121 3608118.

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