An Evangelizing Catechesis Masterclass2-Part Masterclass hosted by Dr. Petroc Willey
Starts February 27. Enroll now!
In this FREE Masterclass moderated by Deacon Matt Halbach, Dr. Petroc Willey shares practical guidance on how to prepare catechetical sessions that are both evangelizing and kerygmatic, focusing on effective methods for conveying the message of the Good News in catechetical teaching.
CLASS 1—Preparing an Evangelizing Catechesis
February 27, 2024 at 4 p.m. EST
- What is the Good News?
- An account of the big picture
- Finding the best images of evangelization and its parts
- Being a flexible catechist
- The primacy of grace: putting the good God first
CLASS 2—Preparing a Kerygmatic Catechesis
February 28, 2024 at 4 p.m. EST
- The kerygma as the essential dimension of catechesis
- The kerygma as content and as proclamation
- Visual proclamation
- Natural foundations for the kerygma
- Teaching parables kerygmatically
Once you register, you'll get immediate access to the Masterclass videos, reflection questions, and featured resources.
If you watch the two classes, you’ll qualify to receive a Certificate of Participation. More specifics will be emailed to you once you start watching the videos. Please use the same email you registered with throughout this process.
There are two ways you can attend the Masterclass:
- Attend the classes LIVE via Zoom (where you can ask questions during the class and connect with other attendees)
- Access the Masterclass videos, reflection questions, and featured resources on demand after the class is complete
Watch both classes and receive a Certificate of Participation. Details will follow.
Join, the Advance Your Expertise In Catechesis Facebook Group so you can connect with other educators and get additional support throughout the Masterclass and beyond.
We invite you to the companion webinar in Spanish entitled El Poder de la Catequesis Evangelizadora! Join us as we explore how catechesis can transform and strengthen our faith in a meaningful way. To register click here.
About Dr. Petroc Willey
Petroc Willey is married to Katherine and has four children and seven grandchildren, two in heaven. Originally from England, he has lived in Steubenville, Ohio, since 2015 where he is a Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University. Before his move to the United States, Petroc worked in Catholic education, in Oxford and in Birmingham, for more than twenty-five years, in seminary and lay institutions, and in both traditional and distance education. He has authored many books on catechesis, including (with Joseph White) Companion to the Directory for Catechesis. His major new study on the ancient catechetical school of Alexandria as the model for contemporary catechesis, Light from Alexandria, is appearing this year. He was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI a Consultor for the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization and by Pope Francis as a Consultor to the Dicastery for Evangelization.