Scripture Education in State Schools

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)

Catechist's Ministry

The Catechist; also called 'Scripture' or 'Special Religious Education' (SRE) teachers are 'doorway people' who share their faith with the children in local state schools and connect them along with their families to the parish. They perform their calling to proclaim the "Good News of Jesus Christ" to the children on behalf of the whole Catholic parish community. 

The Catechists from Our Lady of Dolours teach at the following schools each week:

Primary schools: Mowbray Public School, Roseville Public School, Castle Cove Public School, Chatswood Public School and Artarmon Public School.

High School: Chatswood High Public School

Our Catechist Coordinator supports the more than 40 volunteer catechists who visit the schools each week to deliver the Broken Bay Diocesan Religious Education program to the children in these schools.

For more information on the Broken Bay Diocesan curriculum:

This is a vibrant and joyful ministry where catechists have the privilege of sharing the 'joy of the gospel' with our parish children.  

If you would like to know more about this ministry or would like to visit a lesson in your child's class, please contact Maricel Malapira on:

9410 9029 Maricel.Malapira@bbcatholic.org.au