The Catholic Bishop of Torit Diocese in South Sudan has underscored the value of oneness in evangelization, and called upon Catechists to foster it.
Pope Francis discussed his vision for lay ministry in the Church in an April 22 speech, noting that all baptized people are called to take part in the mission of the Church regardless of whether or not they hold a formal lay ministry title such as lector or catechist.
Catechists serving in areas located on the border between Niger and Burkina Faso have shared the joy of making Jesus Christ known and “living the beatitudes” amid heightened insecurity in the region.
Pope Francis formally conferred the ministries of lector and catechist upon four men and six women from the Philippines, Mexico, Congo, Italy, and the U.K. on Sunday at a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Catechists in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese have been encouraged to help members of the Clergy reach out to the people of God at the grassroots.
Catechists in South Sudan’s Yei Catholic Diocese have been called upon “to continue serving the people of God” amid challenges in their respective lives.
Catechists in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan have been called upon “to remain active” in their ministry of evangelization at the grassroots.
Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Uganda have embarked on fresh training of Catechists among refugees in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu to fill the gap that was left by Pastoral caregivers who went back to their homes in South Sudan.
Catechists have played a vital role in the evangelization and growth of the Catholic Church in Africa, a member of the Society for African Missions (SMA) in Benin has said.
The candidates come from three continents.
Pope Francis instituted a new ministry of catechist in May.
The pope formally instituted the new lay ministry in May.
Working in Kenyan Prisons has never been easy for spiritual caregivers who share the psychological burden of those locked behind bars.
Catechists serving in a number of African countries experiencing violent conflicts are risking their lives and the lives of their family members to help in evangelization, Catholic pastoral charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has established.