UNIVERSITY OF THE SACRED HEART
ARCHDIOCESE OF GULU
P.O.BOX 374- GULU
MOTTO: "Health of mind, heart and body integral development
USH CATECHIST TRAINING AND FORMATION PROGRAM By John Bosco Komakech
On May 6, 2014, a transition was made that the catechist Formation program that was initially under the St. Josephs Catechists Training Center (CTC), Gulu shall continue to be run as part of the University of the Sacred Heart .
The University of the Sacred Heart has therefore continued to provide both great opportunity for the formation of Catechists in the Archdiocese of Gulu and provides an appropriate learning environment is meant be a centre for pastoral reflection, informational resource and reference place, and effective training and formation of the Catechists.
The current catechist formation training program at the USH:
1.Preliminary Course which introduces the aspiring Catechists to the basic pastoral ministry.
2.One - Year Course which is conducted for Catechists who completed the Preliminary Course and were duly recommended for this course.
3.Two – Year Course, which is a little more advance than the one-year course, given to catechists who have completed the preliminary course, were duly recommended and can being in sufficient pastoral experience into the training.
Catechist pose for a photo after the preliminary course at USH . Photo by Robinson Otim
The USH shall continue the programs of Catechist formation even as arrangements are made for formalization of the USH by the NCHE for student admission. The USH completed the second session of the two years training the Catechists which was conducted from 10th January to 10th February 2015. We are also coming to the end of the Pilot Parish – based preliminary Course Training which was conducted at Holy Rosary parish. The USH team is still to evaluate the program together with the team from Holy Rosary Parish to discern and plan the appropriate next steps.
The following are the upcoming programs:
1. Preliminary course (2015): will run from June 6th, 2015 to July 22, 2015.
2. Two Year Course: will run from September 5, 2015 to October 12, 2015. There are two groups
a. Ongoing students: We have 13 students who have completed two sessions of the two years course.
b. Incoming students: These are catechists who will come to begin their two-years training (2015 – 2017
Catechist formation staff pose for a photo after attending a curriculum development workshop facilitated by Proff Gereldyn Van-Gyn at the USH campus. Photo by Robinson Otim
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DESIGNED BY SARAH OPOKA- A VOLUNTEER AT UNIVERSITY OF THE SACRED HEART