Christian Learning and Catechesis
Catechesis at St Michael's
At St Michael’s we place a high value on Christian learning as part of our ongoing discipleship. As well as our commitment to daily worship, we emphasize the importance of critical engagement with aspects of our Christian faith and how our faith informs and impacts our day-to-day lives.
This September - October we will be looking at what some of the Saints have said have 5 of the major feasts of the liturgical year. For more details see here.
Catechesis This Year
In July we focused on the Psalms: A School of Prayer. We looked at Psalms of Distress, Anger, Violence, Joy, Comfort and Praise, as well as Psalms that punctuate or highlight the liturgical year.
In September - October we will look at what some of the Saints have to say about 5 feasts of the Liturgical Year (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, Corpus Christi and All Saints).
In November - December we will continue our Biblical Studies by looking at the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.
In the first half of 2022 we will also look at the Gospel of Luke and the Book of the Acts of the Apostles.
All are welcome to attend, we would be delighted to see you.
Please ask the one of the Clergy for more information.
Previous Years Catechesis:
In 2016-17 Fr Tim devised and led a weekly session called Seeing and Believing, where the participants explored aspects of Christian doctrine via representations in art of the Mysteries of the Rosary.
In 2017-18 Fr Tim and Fr Philip led a course on the Scriptures, called The Word of the Lord. In Michaelmas Term we explored God and Israel in the Old Testament, some of the Prophets, and the Psalms. After Christmas we focused on the Gospels, and in Lent devoted ourselves to some in-depth study of each of the Passion narratives. We studied some of Paul's epistles in the summer term.
In 2018-2019 the focus of learning was on Christian doctrine with a course called called Credo. In Michaelmas Term we studied the doctrine of the Incarnation in the scriptures, in the Church Fathers, in modern theology and through Christian art and hymnody. In Lent Term we adopted a similar approach with the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.