Events

Indigenous Catechist Training 

with the Rt. Rev.  Mark MacDonald &

the Rev. Canon Norman Casey

(for clergy and lay leaders of The Pas Deanery )

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When: February 2-5, 2017

Where: Henry Budd College for Ministry, 403 Larose Ave, The Pas

Cost: $40.00 registration fee for each participant (bursaries are available)

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 30th, 2017

Contact: Rev. Dr. Kara Mandryk – call: 204 623 3311  email: hbcm@mymts.net

Details: This three-day workshop is for all ordained ministers, lay readers, elders, and leaders in the parishes of The Pas Deanery.  The training will begin on Thursday, February 2nd with supper and continue through until Evening Prayer on Saturday, February 4th.  This is an intensive workshop so it would be ideal if participants could commit to all modules. If you cannot commit to all modules, but would still like to attend, please contact Kara.  Lunches and suppers during the training will be provided at Henry Budd College for Ministry.  Because the training involves evening sessions, participants from communities outside The Pas may need to make accommodation arrangements.  Limited billeting in The Pas is available on a first come, first serve basis.  If you need accommodation assistance, please contact Kara as soon as possible.  Additionally, some financial support will be offered to those coming from communities outside The Pas to cover transportation costs.  Please let Kara know if you require a travel bursary.

Note: Indigenous Catechist Training can be taken for Diploma of Ministry credit at Henry Budd College (attendance at all modules required).

Topic: Introduction from the Indigenous Catechist Training Manual

In ancient times, Catechists were very important to the growth of Christianity. They went from house to house, community to community teaching the faith and leading prayer. Our traditional teachings are also ancient and important to us as indigenous people. The teachings vary from First Nation to First Nation but they are all in concert with our Christian values. These values were taught through example, story, song, and dance. It is also important to point out that giving thanks daily for all the Creator has given us is important to our spiritual wellness. This training puts two ancient teachings together to make something new. As we train Catechists, it is hoped that they will teach others, even if it is one person. There are many remote areas in Canada, not only our Reserves but also in urban areas, rehabilitation centres and prisons.

Detailed Schedule

February 2  

6:00 pm                Dinner

7:00 PM                Building our Altar and our community of faith.

9:00 pm                Night prayer

February 3           Breakfast on your own

9:00 am                Gospel Based Discipleship

10:15 am              Break

10:30 am              Module One:  a story from the Land on the Traditional teaching: Love, “to know love is to know peace.”Teaching on Prayer and Worship

12 noon                Prayer and lunch

1:00 pm                Module Two: A story from the Land on the Traditional teaching:  Wisdom, “to cherish knowledge is to know wisdom.” Who are we, who is the triune God, what do the Creeds mean? 

3:30 pm                Break

3:45 pm                Module Three:  a story from the Land on the Traditional teaching:  Truth, “to know of these things is to know the truth.”Teaching on the Holy Scriptures

5:15 pm                Dinner Break

7:00 pm                Module Four:  a story from the Land on the Traditional teaching:  Respect, “to honor all of creation is to have respect.”Teaching on The Ten Commandments

8:30 pm                Night prayer

February 4         Breakfast on your own

9:00 am                Gospel Based Discipleship

10:15 am              Break

10:30 am              Module Five:  a story from the Land on the Traditional teaching:  Humility, “to accept yourself as a sacred part of creation is to know humility. Teaching on Sin and Redemption

12 noon                Prayer and lunch

1:00 pm                Module Six:  a story from the Land on the Traditional teaching:  Honesty, “to walk through life with integrity is to know honesty.”Teaching on The Sacraments

2:45 pm                Break

3:00 pm                Module Seven:  a story from the Land on the Traditional teaching: Bravery, “to face life with courage is to know bravery.”Teaching on The Church, the Ministry and Christian Hope

5:00 pm                Dinner Break

6:30 pm                Evaluation and Dismantling of Altar

8:00 pm                Evening Prayer

February 5           Time TBA             Sunday Worship

Presentation of Certificates of Completion