Many extracurricular activities are offered to the children of the Principality, and an introduction to the Church and its teachings is one of the activities that is particularly important. The program offered is modern and fun, full of useful knowledge and there is the cultural plus of making friends and associating with other young people. It is provided by highly competent volunteers who are always in a good mood. And the children have the opportunity to stay longer and enjoy their time spent with friends!
We can all be involved in helping. Regardless of our age or our social role, we all have children and young people around us, we all have this message to get out: prepare your future, join the classes; the “catechism” is a welcome way of learning the teachings of the Christian faith and more. In Monaco, colleges and high schools are exempt from religious education, so it is the parish that fulfills the role and is always available and eager to help. It’s very simple. Whether you are a parent or a friend just contact your parish or go on site every day, do not hesitate to call.
The parish will help you choose classes for your children either after their regular school day or on Saturday mornings; classes on the catechism (principles of the Christian faith), on how to prepare to receive communion and also how to confirm your faith (confirmation).
Adults can join in too. There is a special initiation service for adults. The diocese of Monaco and its service of Christian initiation welcome adults who want to resume the path of faith (catechumenate): if you want to be baptized, if you want to receive communion or make your confirmation as an adult, that too is possible. Contact the parish at: +377 99 99 16 61 or firstname.lastname@example.org
And there is also a special service for handicapped children. If you are a child dealing with a handicap, the Service offers you: “Handi’Kat” – A personalized and adapted follow-up for the initiation to the Christian faith. Information: +377 99 99 16 61 or email@example.com
Here are all the necessary contact details for the Parish Churches offering classes and special services and some important dates about registration, classes and special events:
(Information: +377 93 50 52 60 – Christiane Cosso: 06 79 40 77 33)
from 4.30 pm to 6 pm: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13 September 2019.
New Session (Rentreé) catechisms:
CE2 (9e): Monday, September 16 at 17h
CM1 (8e): Tuesday, September 17 at 17h
CM2 (7th): Wednesday, September 18th at 12:30 or Friday, September 20th at 5pm 6th: Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
5th: Saturday from 9:30 to 12:00
4th, 3rd, 2nd: Friday, September 20th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 22, at 10:30 am: Catechism reception (5 to 7 years): inquire at registration.
From Sunday, September 29th: liturgy of the Word adapted to children from 10:30 am (except for Masses for families).
(Information: +377 93 30 74 90)
Registrations are in progress and received at the reception desk every day of the week at 10 am
Registration forms and schedules are available at the reception desk and on the website: stcharles.diocese.mc
The catechism starting with the new session (rentreé) mass on Sunday, September 22 at 10:30.
Monday September 23 1st catechism class.
Saturday, October 19 from 11:00 to 15:00 will take place during a picnic at the space Devens, the traditional meeting for Children-Parents and catechists for all years.
(Information: +377 92 05 23 29)
The start of the classes will start on Monday, September 16th, according to the following schedule:
• Monday, from 16h45 to 18h, every 15 days (except during school holidays): for the middle year between communion and confirmation (CM2).
• Monday, from 18h to 19h30, every 15 days: the years of preparation for the confirmation (6th, 5th).
• Tuesday, from 4:45 to 5:45 pm: for the second year of preparation for communion (usually CM1).
• Thursday, from 4:45 to 5:45 pm: usually prepared for communion (usually CE2).
• Friday, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, every 15 days: for the faith event (to the CP) and from 16:45 to 18:00, once a month: for the CE1.
In addition, Sunday, September 29, from 10:00 to 19:00, there will be a day welcome for the “rentreé” for all the catechized children in the parish.
All parents are expected at 5 pm at the Parish Hall for an information meeting, which will be followed by the families’ message at 6 pm. For each family, a drink of friendship will be proposed.
Saint-Martin – Sacred Heart:
(Information: +377 93 30 75 26)
The toddlers (awakening to faith) will meet on Saturday morning from September 7 at 10 o’clock. Elementary school children are expected on Monday 9th September (7th), Tuesday 10th (9th), Thursday 12th (8th) at 17.00; college youth, Saturday, September 14 at 9 am; the group after confirmation, Friday, September 6th and every 1st Friday. In addition, a “catechism for adults” is offered as of Friday, September 20 at 20h and every 3rd Friday.
Holy Spirit: Beausoleil – La Turbie – Peille – Cap d’Ail:
(Beausoleil: 0493784063 – The Turbie / Peille: 0642448897 – Cap d’Ail: 0493783406)
Saturday, September 21 Start if new program for the catechism
Sunday, September 22: Mass celebrating new catechists at 11am. Catechism for elementary students: every Saturday morning. Catechism for high school students: one Saturday afternoon per month.
September 18: registration begins;
September 24 at 16:30: start of new program for the catechism; October 6 at 10am: Mass for start of new session’s program.
The Turbie / Peille:
Registration for catechism at La Turbie until September 20th;
September 22: 10 am Mass (rentreé) and blessing of school bags.