Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Falls

PO Box 397

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL  A2A 2J8

Tel: (709) 489-4019;  Fax: (709) 489-6393




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Office of the Bishop

PO Box 771

Grand Falls-Windsor

NL   A2A 2M4

Tel:    709-489-2778

Fax:   709-489-8431





Catechesis is part of the process whereby a person gets to know Jesus Christ. It is about the education in the faith of children, young people and adults. Like John the Baptist, Andrew, Peter, we are all called upon to become disciples, to deepen our own faith and to pass this on to others by example and by offering ourselves as catechists in the parish community by word and example.

The Diocese of Grand Falls wishes to assist parishes in offering programs that will encourage parishioners to grow in faith. In the General Directory For Catechesis they offer the parable of the sower going out to sow (Mk. 4,3) as a reminder that we need to keep the soil fertile in our lives or our faith will wither.

"Behold! A sower went out to sow. As he sowed some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil; and when the sun rose it was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns which grew up and chocked it, and yielded no grain. And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing, and yielding thirty fold, sixty fold, and a hundred fold" (Mk 4:3-8)

The Bishop of the Diocese has appointed a full time Director of Catechetics in order to assist parishes as they review the programs they are have in place or are trying to establish. Since the Office of Catechetics, like the parish, is concerned about helping children, young people and adults learn more about Jesus, there are ways that we can all work together so that Jesus does become better known and loved.

    For more information contact:  

Reverend Brian Colbert

Director of Catechetics

45 Island View Drive  Clarenville, NL  ●  A5A 4L3

(709) 466-3752  ●  427-6075 (Cell)


updated September 01, 2017

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