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Bishop honours long-serving volunteers at annual catechist Mass

November 18, 2019

Over 70 volunteer catechist teachers in government schools in the diocese were honoured by Bishop Brain Mascord on Saturday 16 November 2019 as part of the annual diocesan Catechist Mass.

Congratulations to the many amazing catechists who reached milestones in their training or years of service as volunteer Catholic Special Religious Education teachers in NSW public schools, including a number who received life membership of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) for 30 years of service.

Bishop Brian noted the massive impact that over 600 volunteers make teaching almost 8,500 young people in over 140 public schools stretching from Helensburgh to Ulladulla and Ingleburn to Moss Vale.

The diocesan director of CDD, Mr Jude Hennessy, applauded their enormous impact—providing a wonderful choice for parents in public schools, forming students in the faith of their family, and highlighting how they help them develop their knowledge of Jesus, the Church and God’s call for them to be agents of love in the world.

We thank God for all our catechists in the Diocese of Wollongong!

Photos by Jeremy Yuen.

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