Veritas launch An Echo of Easter: A ground-breaking guide to modern catechesis

11 Jun, 2024 | Bishops, Church, News

Veritas, Ireland’s leading religious publisher, retailer and provider of Catholic religious education resources, has announced the launch of An Echo of Easter, an essential guide to the ministry of catechesis for the twenty-first century.  This invaluable resource is set to enrich ministry in parishes and dioceses, offering fresh insights and practical guidance for those who accompany others in the journey of faith.

Authored by Patricia Carroll, director of Mission and Ministry in the Archdiocese of Dublin with thirty years’ experience in training lay people for ministry, An Echo of Easter addresses the evolving needs of catechetical ministry, integrating tradition with innovative approaches to faith formation.  This comprehensive guide aims to equip clergy, catechists and lay leaders with the tools necessary to foster a deeper understanding of and engagement with the faith in today’s dynamic world.

The book is an introduction to the ministry of catechesis informed by the new Directory for Catechesis (2020).  As a companion to the new Directory, it guides readers through the foundations, principles and key skills of this important ministry.

Written in a clear and accessible style to allow rich concepts to be embraced and explored, An Echo of Easter will help all those who are investigating what it means to develop catechesis in the parish today and will guide parish catechists to grow in confidence.  Each chapter offers practical questions to help groups and individuals connect more deeply with the themes covered and reflect on their own practice and faith journeys.

The book has received much praise, with Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick and chair of the Bishops’ Council for Catechetics, stating, “This is a gem of a book … a valuable resource as we journey along the synodal pathway.” While Archbishop Dermot Farrell, of Dublin said,“An Echo of Easter will enable priests, committed lay people and all those involved in catechesis to respond to the current challenge of evangelisation.”

The book will be launched on Saturday, 15 June 2024, at 3.30 p.m. in Saint Paul’s Church, located at 19 Arran Quay, Dublin, D07 KX66.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the author, participate in a discussion on the future of catechesis and receive signed copies of the book.

Admission to the event is free and anyone with an interest is welcome.

The book is available for purchase in Veritas stores and online here.



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