The Catechetical Office undertakes assignments for all God’s people with the support of the Archbishop and all other offices and persons entrusted with the teaching of catechism and evangelization in the Archdiocese of Cape Coast. These include Priests and Catechists in the parishes and Rectorates.
The office also relies on the indispensable support of the teachers in Catholic schools, parents and Church advisory board members to carry out its mandate. Great emphasis is placed on evangelization in schools, and this focuses on Senior and Junior Secondary, Basic, Kindergartens and Day Care Centres within the Archdiocese.
To encourage all members to understand, accept and actively participate in Catholic practices including attending mass and receiving the Eucharist regularly, participating in Benedictions, Blessing of Marriages, and all the sacraments and activities of the Church.
To reach out and bring back into the Family of the Church, all members who have become weak in faith or have fallen out of the Church.
To evangelize and bring into the Church, people in communities within the Central Region of Ghana who have not yet been Christianized.
The command given by the Lord, ‘Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; and teach them to observe everything I have commanded you’ (Matt. 28:19), is the mission adopted by the Catechetics Office. The Catechetics Office works to realize this mission.
To attain an enlightened Catholic community built in faith, a vibrant youth that is ready to uphold the faith and ensure the growth of the Church, and a Church that will truly reflect the life of the early followers of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:42-47; 4:32-37).
- To foster continuous formation of all people who are in the church by organizing programmes that focus on growth in knowledge and teachings of the Church
The target groups of activities include:
- The youth
- The Family
- Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
- Small Christian Communities Programme
- Media Programmes-Print and Electronic
- Market-Place Catechesis
- Courses for Training Catechists and other Leaders